For a great ride, you need a great wake boat. Here (in no particular order) are five top tow boats available on the used boat market, today. Since these were available new in the 2010 to 2012 timeframe, you’ll see some about a decade old and some newer ones on the market, as well.
- Centurion Enzo SV244
- Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV
- Moomba Outback
- Nautique Super Air Nautique 230 /230E
- MasterCraft X30
Centurion Enzo SV244
Centurion upped its game in the 2012 timeframe, and nowhere was that more evident than in its Enzo line of tow boats and the flagship (at that time) Enzo SV244. See Centurion Enzo SV244 boats for sale on Boat Trader.
Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV
“Go big or go home” is an appropriate mantra for the Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV because, well, it’s big — in a literal sense. This was the largest model in the Malibu line when it was built, and it’s rated to carry seventeen people. See Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV boats for sale on Boat Trader.
For a long time, Moomba excelled at building a competent tow boat for a nice price. The industry needs that, which is why it’s so refreshing to see the Moomba Outback. See Moomba Outback boats for sale on Boat Trader.
Nautique Super Air Nautique 230/230 E
While the automobile industry was still coming to grips with building a decent electric car, I figured it would be another decade before the technology would emerge in the marine industry. But no, the electric wakeboard boat arrived with Nautique’s electric version of the Super Air Nautique 230, the 230 E. These are few and far between on the used boat market, but there are plenty of 230 model boats for sale out there and you can see other electric boats for sale on Boat Trader.
The only new model from MasterCraft back in 2012, the X30 was introduced with great features that made it a standout in the industry. It could be fitted with three different towers, each of which fold down easily to windshield height and lock in place with some very trick latches. It also had the new swim platform with the dovetailed rear lip, so sliding off into the water is a snap, particularly if you’re already strapped onto a wakeboard. See MasterCraft X30 boats for sale on Boat Trader.
To check out top picks for some used boats slightly newer than those included here, see 10 Best Used Boats for Water Skiing and Wakeboarding.
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Editor’s Note: This article as originally published in 2012 and was last updated in October of 2022.