Nautiques’ signature ski machine set the standard for ski boats decades ago, and that trendsetting DNA is alive and thriving in the 2009 Ski Nautique 196. With a fully custom wake that can be fine-tuned for slalom, tricks and jumping with Nautique’s Hydro-Gate control system, this three-event specialist is so versatile that it’s the official tow boat of the IWSF World Water Ski Championships. Add the available ZeroOff GPS speed control to yours and personal bests are sure to follow.
INSIDE THE BOAT
The driver won’t complain about all-day duty thanks to the thoughtful ergonomics of the Ski Nautique 196 cockpit. Soft-touch controls are a pleasure to manipulate, and the fully adjustable seat offers lumbar support. As for gear, gull wing doors enable easy access to 10 cubic feet of trunk storage.
BEHIND THE BOAT
The Ski Nautique 196′s world-class wakes are of the softest in the tournament ski boat category. Water ski legend Andy Mapple’s fine work on the TSC3 hull continues to pay huge dividends to the hard-core ski community. Whether you slalom, trick or jump, this boat will bring out the best in your water time.
Dry Weight: 2,640 lb.
Standard Engine: PCM Pro Sport 5L, 275 hp
Storage: 25 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 1,210 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 29 gal.
Standard Ballast: N/A
1. ZeroOff Cruise: This great option guides your ski ride by satellite.
2. Walk-through Windshield: Added entry flexibility and safety with custom traction pads.
3. Colored Deck: Pure style comes standard with every Ski Nautique 196.
Length: 19 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 90 in.
Gunwale Height: 21 in.
Main Lounge: 72 sq. ft.
Sun Pad: 7 sq. ft.
Platform: 10 sq. ft.