2017 Boat Buyers Guide: Centurion Ri237 | Boating Magazine

Centurion Ri237

The Ri237 reflects the latest wakeboarding and surf innovations from Centurion.

Centurion Ri237

LOA: 23'7" | Beam: 8'6" | Dry Weight: 5,450 lb. | Seating/Weight Capacity: 16/Not Available | Fuel Capacity: 63 gal. | More Information: centurionboats.com

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The new Ri237 reflects the latest wakeboarding and surf innovations from Centurion. State-of-the-art design and craftsmanship result in championship-level performance for the most discriminating riders. Plus, sleek lines and a stylized transom will turn heads before you even leave the dock.

The Ri237’s running surface is optimized for the highest level of watersports. The modified V-hull smooths the ride to maximize performance on choppy days. The Ramfill ballast fills in 45 seconds to create huge walls of water. Fine-tune wakes and waves with the Centurion Articulating Tracking System (CATS) and the Stinger Wake Plate. With the QuickSurf Pro, you can move the surf wave from one side to the other in just two seconds.

Centurion Ri237

Centurion Ri237

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Interior accommodations include a three-position Slide Seat and Side by Side (SxS) HD Touch Vision dash that puts the driver in control of all onboard systems. Seating upholstery is crafted from soft, resilient Comfort Strong vinyl from Spradling.

Our test team surfed the Ri237 with three people in the boat and the Ramfill and Plug and Play ballast systems full. The bow and center tanks were empty, the QuickSurf system was in the default mode, and the adjustable CATS was set to zero.

Centurion Ri237

Centurion Ri237

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Centurion Ri237

Centurion Ri237

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Centurion Ri237

Centurion Ri237

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“The first thing we want to point out about this boat is that it has a 5,100-pound ballast capacity, which is an industry-leading number,” says tester Emily Dale of Wakeboarding magazine. “We didn’t even have this boat maxed out, and it had a really huge and impressive wave.” Within the Centurion line, the Ri237 is the best surfboat available if you’re looking for pro-level surf waves, Dale says. “The power behind the wave was its most notable feature,” she says. “It was really strong and had a ton of push.”

The length and steepness of the wave also made for a fun ride, Dale adds. “The way we had the boat configured resulted in a steep wave, but the settings could have easily been tweaked to produce a more mellow transition,” she says.

High Points
* Optimized for the highest level of watersports.
* 5,100 pounds of available ballast lets you generate massive waves.
* QuickSurf Pro lets you shift the surf wave from one side to the other.
* Side by Side HD Touch Vision dash lets the driver control all systems.

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Centurion Ri237 Certified Test Results

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How We Tested
Engine: PCM H6 DI
Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 1235
Gear Ratio: 1.72:1
Fuel Load: 63 gal.
Crew Weight: 410 lb.
Ballast Tanks: Empty

Price
$152,345 (without tax/prep/license)

Contact
Centurion Boats Merced, California; 209-384-0255; centurionboats.com

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