The Supreme S211 may be considered a relatively small watersports boat — what with many new 24- and 25-foot offerings now available — but this new boat delivered great performance during our day of testing and riding. We can say this 21-footer throws a consistent wave that’ll keep riders coming back for more.
First, let’s look at basic performance parameters. With 409 hp, the Supreme S211 posted a stellar 3.3 mpg fuel efficiency with the engine turning 4,500 rpm and the boat moving at 32 mph. Time to plane with full ballast clocked out at just under 7 seconds, while with no ballast, the S211 rocketed its crew onto plane in less than 4 seconds and to 20 mph in just over 8 seconds. Top speed: 39 mph.
The S211’s maximum ballast numbers are only 100 pounds less than those of its larger sibling, the S238 — the biggest boat in the line — which is a big-time indicator that you can produce great waves with this new tow-sports boat. (Total ballast capacity is 2,600 pounds.) One of the best things we’ve learned about Supreme during our extensive testing and riding behind its models is the ballast system it installs fills and empties through the hull in two minutes. That means you never have to mess with it. Plus, QuickSurf enables evenly weighted surfing on whichever side of the wake your riders choose. It’s all as simple as pushing a couple of buttons, an attractive benefit to novice captains of watersports boats that will also prove convenient to more-experienced operators who want to dial in and personalize the wake or wave to deliver an optimized and personalized watersports experience.
This boat’s traditional hull proved surprisingly roomy, delivering the kind of space in the forward lounge one might expect from a wide-bow model.
The 2018 Supreme S211 is suitable for boaters seeking to purchase a boat that not only possesses more-compact dimensions and doesn’t stretch the budget too far but also accommodates a generous-size crew and can put up the wakes and waves demanded. Affordability and easily attainable waves make the Supreme S211 a must-see boat for families who want a no-fuss wakesurfing machine.
* Size: Measuring in at just under 21 feet, the S211 is nimble yet has high gunwales for a deep, roomy feel.
* QuickFill: Using gravity, this optional ballast system weighs down the boat in a matter of minutes.
* Deep-V Hull: This hull shape is to thank for the consistent wakes and waves. It also provides a smooth ride when jetting across the lake in search of smooth water.
Price: $93,489 (as tested without tax/dealer prep/shipping)
How We Tested
Engine: 409 hp GM Marine L96
Drive/ Prop: V-drive/14 1/2″ x 14 1/4″ 4-blade Nibral
Gear Ratio: 1.72:1
Fuel Load: 43 gal.
Crew Weight: 365 lb.
Supreme Boats – Merced, California; 209-384-0255; supremetowboats.com