Top 10 Water Skiing and Wakeboarding Boats

Editor’s Note: For a great ride, you need a great tow boat. Here (in no particular order) are the boats Brett Becker chose as the ten best tow boats available today… and in one case, tomorrow.

Mastercraft x 7
The Mastercraft X-7: it rocks, whether you water ski or wakeboard.

1. Centurion Enzo SV244
Centurion has been upping its game over the last several years, and nowhere is that more evident than in its Enzo line of tow boats and the flagship Enzo SV244.

2. 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 is the largest model in the Malibu line, and it’s rated to carry seventeen people.

3. Moomba Outback
For a long time, Moomba has 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 is still in the company’s lineup.

4. Nautique Super Air Nautique 230 E
The automobile industry is still coming to grips with building a decent electric car, so I figured it would be another decade before the technology would emerge in the marine industry. But the electric wakeboard boat is here in Nautique’s new version of the Super Air Nautique 230, the 230 E.

5. MasterCraft X30
The only new model from MasterCraft for 2012, the X30 has great features that make it a standout in the industry. It can 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 has 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. Read More

Find out what other boats made Brett’s Top 10 Ski and Tow Boat list. Also check out our available Pontoon Boats, which, depending on the engine size you can also use for waterskiing or wake boarding.

Written by: Brett Becker

Brett Becker is a freelance writer and photographer who has covered
the marine industry for 15 years. In addition to covering the ski boat
and runabout markets for Boats.com, he regularly writes and shoots for
BoatTrader.com. Based in Ventura, Calif., Becker holds a bachelor’s
degree in journalism and a master’s in mass communication from the
University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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