What’s new on the WT-2 is the location of the helm, moved from the boat center, as on the WT-1, to the traditional starboard side of the cockpit, but still located as far forward as possible to enhance visibility at towing speed. Adjacent to the motor box are the new “hot tub” lounges, with curved bottoms designed to cradle a pair of observers as close to the wake action as possible. The WT-2 is equipped with a speed-control system, tow towers and an 1,800-pound ballast system. A 350 hp V-drive power train is tuned and propped to deliver a mountain of towing torque that popped us on plane in 1.5 seconds. It’s engineered to plow a huge hole in the water at low speeds — and the wake is thick and powerful — but the WT-2 is also a pleasure to drive at cruising speed, comfortable and predictable with razor-sharp reflexes. Form does indeed follow function, and this boat really works.