2017 Boat Buyers Guide: Supreme S226 | Boating Magazine

Supreme S226

Supreme's S226 creates some of the tastiest waves on the water.

Supreme S226

LOA: 22'6" | Beam: 8'6" | Dry Weight: 4,560 lb. | Seating/Weight Capacity: 14/Not Available | Fuel Capacity: 43 gal. | More Information: supremetowboats.com

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With a pickle-fork-style bow, custom vinyl wrap and upgraded interior design, the Supreme S226 turns heads before you even leave the dock. Once you’re out on the lake, serious wakeboarders and surfers will appreciate the V-hull design and Stinger Wake Plate for creating some of the tastiest waves on the water.

Thanks to the QuickFill ballast system, this Supreme is ready to be surfed in mere moments. QuickFill floods the ballast using gravity, and it takes the stress out of a chore that’s usually time-consuming. It produces 1,000 pounds of ballast in minutes. Toss in Supreme’s Plug and Play ballast bags, which add another 1,100 pounds of ballast, and you’re looking at a boat that has awesome displacement for generating great waves.

Supreme S226

Supreme S226

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Supreme S226

Supreme S226

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You can also opt for QuickSurf on the S226, which lets you craft and fine-tune impressive waves on either side of the boat. The Supreme S226 also features the Pro S4 Tower and Supreme Altitude Control System.

Inside you’ll find room enough for 14 of your closest friends and all their gear. The swiveling helm seat with flip-up bolster puts the driver firmly in command.

A Clarion stereo resides in the glove box with a MW3 remote on the dash to control the six-speaker system. Forty-ounce marine carpet offers posh comfort under bare feet.

Supreme S226

Supreme S226

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Supreme S226

Supreme S226

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We surfed the S226 with three people on board, the QuickFill ballast and Plug and Play bags full, and bow tank empty.

“We got a quality wave that had just about everything you’d want from a wakesurfing boat,” says Wakeboarding magazine’s Emily Dale. “This 22-foot-6-inch boat displaces enough water to get a wave that’s sure to impress.”

The power behind the wave was strong, but the most notable thing about the S226 wave was its length, Dale says.

“There was also a good-size lip at the end that was fun to carve around on,” she adds. “This is a great wave for riders of all ages and skill levels.”

High Points
* Pickle-fork bow and vinyl wrap offer aggressive styling.
* QuickFill and Plug and Play ballast systems generate great waves.
* Wave-building V-hull smooths the ride in chop.
* Opt for the QuickSurf system to produce impressive waves on either side of the boat.

Supreme S226

Supreme S226 Certified Test Results

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How We Tested
Engine: Crusader 5.7L
Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 1235
Gear Ratio: 1.72:1
Fuel Load: 43 gal.
Crew Weight: 410 lb.
Ballast Tanks: Empty

Price
$85,642 (without tax/prep/license)

Contact
Supreme Boats Merced, California; 209-384-0255; supremetowboats.com