Centurion’s position as a big-time wakesurfing player gets cemented further with the brand’s completely redesigned 2023 Fi25.
The Fi25’s new bow looks more aggressive but proves more comfortable and accommodating thanks to the higher freeboard. The increased freeboard and added comfort carry through to the main cockpit—a huge space offering room for all on board. Rated for 16 people, you can bring several families and not feel crammed. Opt for the sliding rear bench, which locks into four different locations. Optional pop-up seatbacks are also available on both the port and starboard sides of the wraparound seating.
The Fi25 guarantees great action to go with its great seating. Capable of holding a whopping 5,600 pounds of ballast and with Centurion’s signature Opti-V hull, the Fi25 displaces a ton of water. Fully loaded, wakes and waves quickly reach pro level. But you can size and shape them to suit varied skill levels by adjusting the QuickSurf Pro plates or the center-mounted Stinger Wake Plate. Centurion’s patented Ramfill2 system means that ballast fills in less than 90 seconds thanks to a new design with 2-inch ball valves. Built-in factory presets help you get on the water quickly. As you progress and tweak settings to your preferences, you can save them readily.
We found controlling systems using the dual 12-inch Pano side-by-side touchscreens easy, even while driving. These display a variety of features. Also check fuel flow and range estimates, using the Range of View (ROV) system, a great feature for a large boat like the Fi25. Captains will also appreciate the Corvette-inspired C8 steering wheel; it’s comfortable and, along with numerous other styling cues, adds to the Fi25’s sporty, aggressive vibe.
When the riding is over, convert the transom into a comfortable lounge with the optional flip-up backrests. Of course, anywhere can be comfortable for lounging on a boat of this size. The extra-large Bimini top easily deploys for shade, and the Roswell DropZone Auto Tower functions even better than it looks.
Seeking a top-of-the-line watersports boat? Check out Centurion’s 2023 Fi25.
- QuickLaunch gets the Fi25 on plane with minimal bow rise, even with a full ballast.
- Wider gunwales make riding aboard the Fi25 easier and safer.
- Use paddle shifters on the wheel for on-the-fly changes to cruise control and the Stinger Wake Plate.
How We Tested
- Engine: GM Marine 6.2L ZZ6 450 hp
- Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 2907 16″ x 13″
- Gear Ratio: 1.72:1 Fuel Load: 74 gal. Crew Weight: 540 lb.
Pricing and Specs
|Price:||$290,937 (as tested, without freight and prep)|
|Dry Weight:||5,600 lb.|
|Seat/Weight Capacity:||16/2,600 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity:||92 gal.|
Centurion Boats – Merced, California; 209-384-0255; centurionboats.com