Built in the same vein as its bigger sister, the Makai, the Kaiyen is designed to bring versatile watersports fun to a range of users at an affordable price. At 21 feet, 5 inches, the Kaiyen offers room for a crew of 15, while delivering solid wakes and waves thanks to 3,700 pounds of ballast and onboard systems such as Autowake and the optional Flow 3.0 Surf tabs.
The smaller size of the Kaiyen has several big advantages, especially for those boaters who don’t need something larger. Towing and stowing are easier, especially when optioned with the Roswell Pro tower, which, when lowered, allows the Kaiyen to fit through an 8-foot garage door.
Fuel economy is better, and handling—especially in tight docking situations—is not as nerve-racking.
While the Kaiyen is smaller, it still delivers fun, capable wakes and waves, great for beginners and even some more serious riders. The wakes present a great shape that you can customize with the transom-mounted wake plate, while the wave offers ample push, even for bigger riders. Add more friends (or ballast) to the Kaiyen and the wave only grows.
The 350 hp Indmar Raptor offers plenty of punch in this smaller boat, making it a fun driving experience all around, whether wakesurfing or cruising across the lake.
The helm offers a mix of analog and digital controls, highlighted by the 7-inch touchscreen display with menus for ballast, Autowake, speed control and more. Four presets keep things easy to use for riders and the captain—choose your preferred “amplitude” for the wake, and the boat will do the rest.
Toggle levers behind the tilt-adjustable steering wheel allow for on-the-fly adjustments to the Kaiyen’s speed and wake-plate settings.
A Fusion head unit, connected to an upgraded Wet Sounds speaker system, keeps the entertainment factor lively—both on board and for riders behind.