With last year’s debut of the Ri245 and Ri265, Centurion upped the game of its premium watersports boats. For 2022, the mojo continues with the Ri230, behind which the wakes and waves are world-class and customizable, making the new boat a must-see.
The boat sports the new Opti-V hull. It features some of the deepest deadrise in the segment—20 degrees—which helps shape wakes and waves, and delivers a smoother ride in choppy water. With 5,400 pounds of onboard ballast available at the push of the touchscreens, the Ri230 can displace a lot of water, further adding to the performance capabilities.
Centurion also updated QuickSurf, its transom-mounted plates to port and starboard that deploy to create the sizable, endless waves. A center-mounted plate at the transom can customize the wave’s shape and size. Set at zero, the wave is steeper and larger. Shift the attitude toward 100, and the wave gets more mellow and longer. All settings are easily controlled and customized from the Revo side-by-side 12-inch touchscreens. All the boat’s vitals and functions are easily accessible with an intuitive menu system. New for 2022 is the vertically mounted 5-inch touchscreen dubbed the ROV—Range of View—just to the right of the Revo screens. The ROV provides the captain access to the bow and transom-mounted cameras—great for monitoring riders and swimmers in the water or putting the boat on the trailer—as well as fuel-flow and trip data. No other watersports manufacturer provides fuel-consumption data.
With room for 14, the Ri230 offers comfortable and customizable seating throughout. The back bench can be slid into the cabin to convert to rear-facing seating for watching all the action on the water, or a table can be added for when the crew needs to put out food and drinks. The bench also contains a rigid step pad so the upholstery is spared when stepping in and out from the transom. Up on the engine pads, two convertible backrests can be deployed. The SewLong Bimini top is easily deployed with the Roswell Drop Zone tower and provides ample coverage for long days in the sun.
- World-class wakes and waves in a compact package.
- QuickLaunch utilizes surf plates for quick planing with minimal bow rise.
- Ramfill accounts for over 50 percent of the Ri230’s ballast and fills in 90 seconds.
How We Tested
- Engine: GM Marine 6.0L HO 450 hp
- Drive/Prop: Acme 16″ x 15″
- Gear Ratio: 1.72:1 Fuel Load: 81 gal. Crew Weight: 360 lb.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$242,181 (as tested)|
|Dry Weight:||5,500 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||14/2,100 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||81 gal.|
Centurion Boats – Merced, California; 209-384-0255; centurionboats.com