The Ri257 represents the pinnacle of the Centurion line. This 26-foot tow boat seats 18 people in luxurious and innovative interior accommodations that include the Centurion Slide Seat with four different positions, available backrests and a table.
Upholstery is crafted with double- and triple-stitched seams from soft, resilient Comfort Strong vinyl by Spradling. A 41-quart Grizzly cooler with GatorStep nonskid stows perfectly below the floor. Two Side by Side (SxS) HD Touch Vision dash-mount displays put the driver in control of all onboard systems.
The boat’s angular styling is complemented by the rakish Maximus Tower by Roswell, which folds down almost effortlessly. Optional bungee-less clamping racks by PTM secure your boards.
Opt for the DownFire Marine Surround System with dual-zone volume controls that isolate the down-firing from rear-firing speaker sound. Customize your Ri257 from a host of colors, including three new metal-flake colors for 2017 — silver lime, silver sun, and silver blue. The Ri257 is built using the vacuum-infusion process, which ensures proper resin-to-fiberglass ratio while minimizing excessive weight. A reverse-shoe-box design joins the deck to the hull.
The big V-hull maximizes displacement with 5,550 pounds of available ballast. The Ramfill ballast system floods in 45 seconds. The optional QuickSurf Pro system lets you quickly shift the wave left or right.
The Centurion Articulating Tracking System (CATS) keeps the boat tracking precisely where you want, while rack-and-pinion steering and an oversize rudder make handling easy at any speed.
The Ri257 offers world-class waves, wakes and ride with more room for family and friends, says company president Paul Singer. “If I had to differentiate the Ri series, I would say the Ri217 is a two-family tow boat, the Ri237 is a three-family tow boat, and the Ri257 has room for your entire block,” Singer says.
* Luxurious seating room for up to 18 people.
* 5,500 pounds of available ballast generate great waves.
* QuickSurf Pro shifts surfing action from side to side.
* Ramfill ballast system fills in just 45 seconds.
* Side by Side HD Touch Vision lets the driver control and monitor all systems.
How We Tested
Engine: PCM H6 DI
Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 15″ x 16″
Gear Ratio: 1.72:1
Fuel Load: 69 gal.
Crew Weight: 410 lb.
Ballast Tanks: Empty
$164,959 (without tax/prep/license)
Centurion Boats Merced, California; 209-384-0255; centurionboats.com