The new PCM direct-injection engines bring the responsiveness of the 200 to a whole new level. There’s a dictionary of tech involved, but if you really want to know what’s what, you only have to hear that the first tournament these new engines pulled brought a new women’s jump record. Where you sacrifice a little on seating with the closed bow, some buyers think you gain in aesthetics. This closed bow has a streamlined on-water profile that just screams dedicated three-event from word one. Inside you’ve got new vinyl colors with different textures, marine-grade foam in all the right places, and a helm seat designed around the way that Nautique pro athletes drive the boat. Handling is exactly what you would expect in a world-class ski boat. The tracking fins help the 200 resist side sway even at short line lengths through the course or free skiing, the throttle is crisp and smooth, the rudder is tunable and responsive, and it almost goes without saying that Zero Off is absolutely impeccable with this hull.