With a length of just over 19 and a half feet and an engine of up to 340 horsepower, it's not hard to figure out why many compare Svfara's SV609 to a two-door roadster. The stunningly sleek Svfara styling is always the first thing we notice about their boats, and the 609 looked like it was going to give us a heck of a ride. After we got beyond the stylish appearance, we were left with an impressive slalom tow boat that gave us a good ride at a variety of lengths and speeds. The performance, design and power in the SV609 made us feel like we were riding in a boat that was bigger than its physical dimensions.
A comfortable seat and three heaters give you the comfort, while the beautiful and functional console give you the control.
The trunk offers 4 cubic feet of storage, the back seat is removable to allow for more storage room.
This boat's wake started out pretty small, but as speed increased and line length shortened, it got smaller and softer. Between 15 and 22 off, the SV609 was very good, and it had almost no spray all the way up to 38 off. At higher speeds, like 36 mph, the wake gets a little harder but is still quite rippable. Overall: A great ride for all skill levels, this boat especially shines at 15 and 22 off.
Bow rise: 20 degrees during typical acceleration. The low profile dash and exceptional acceleration out of the hole allow great visibility when pulling up a skier. Tracking: Although it balanced well, we noticed a good bit of drifting while pulling a skier. We had to aggressively counter steer. Turns: The turns were crisp and tight at all speeds.
With standard 330-hp engine and OJ 13×12 three-blade prop
Recorded with driver and passenger turning through a double-up at the sport-specific speed.
Dry weight: 2,400 lb.
Draft: 22 in.
Storage: 29 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 1,350 lb.
Fuel cap.: 28 gal.
Bow: 9 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 6 ft. 8 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 2 in.
Main lounge: 61 sq. ft.
Sun pad: N/A
Platform: 7 sq. ft.
For more information, please visit www.svfara.com.