All-new for 2018, the Supreme S224 capitalizes upon the success of its fleet mate, the versatile, do-it-all S202. The additional couple of feet this boat provides gives you a bigger boat that, like its smaller sibling, can provide the ride for a variety of watersports thrills.
The S224 can pull a water-skier for a dawn session, then seamlessly switch gears and tow your crew to wakesurfing glory later in the morning. It is a unique midsize boat that defines the term crossover. Since the Supreme S224 actually is a smaller, narrower boat than most wakesurf-specific craft, it requires the addition of more weight to get the wave to kick up to surfable standards. But we advise you not to put all that weight in the bow. After our extensive time riding and testing, we suggest your best bet is to fill the rear ballast tanks in addition to seating crew members in the stern. With the help of internal ballast, QuickSurf and the center Stinger tab, the S224 puts up a clean, moderately shaped wave that your gang will have a blast surfing.
The wave created by the Supreme S224 proves great for families or groups who want to participate in a variety of watersports activities — think a little bit of everything. The wave won’t compare to other wakesurf-specific boats in the Supreme line, but if there are people in your group who want to ski, wakeboard and wakesurf, the S224 stands as a great option. The wave itself is great for beginner to intermediate riders because of its easy surfability and lack of intimidating size or power. And with QuickSurf, riders can easily transfer from side to side, which adds an entirely new dimension to the wakesurfing experience.
On top of all that, the S224 proves fast and efficient. It bested 40 mph and achieved 4 mpg efficiency at 25 mph. Outstanding!
An S224 owner can also be proud of the vacuum-infusion process — what Supreme dubs VIP. This construction method is more environmentally friendly than other methods of building with fiberglass and also results in superior strength and stiffness. It’s just another reason to seek out the Supreme S224.
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* This versatile boat allows your crew to wakesurf, wakeboard or water-ski and does not disappoint. The S224 does it all.
* SeeTouch Dash provides easy control of a variety of functions, from switching the QuickSurf from one side to another, to changing the ballast configuration or Stinger Wake Plate, to adjusting the speed.
* Bow of the Supreme S224 offers plenty of room for passengers who are along for the ride or just chilling and soaking up some sun.
Price: $84,246 (as tested without tax/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.
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