Style, spaciousness and performance all aligned in the creation of the Supreme S226. This is one boat that commands attention both in and out of the water.
The 22-foot-6-inch-long, 4,500-pound Supreme S226 displaces enough water to build a wave that’s sure to impress you and even the most-experienced members of your entire 14-person crew, whether they are wakeboarders, wakesurfers or wakeskaters. And because of Supreme’s subfloor ballast system — the hull fills with water — you’ll likely never have to sacrifice stowage space for gear in order to carry the weight that’s required to create a great wave — and a great watersports experience for your crew.
We rode that wave and found it impressively long and powerful. We also came away impressed by the newly refined, larger attitude-adjusting Stinger Wake Plate.
Look for matte vinyl covering ergonomically designed seats that we found comfortable, stylish and, with stowage underneath, functional during our day aboard. The swiveling helm seat with flip-up bolster impressed us. The bow proved spacious enough to warrant having its own ZIP code. There’s room aplenty for your crew and your gear.
Other great standards for 2018 include a Clarion stereo that now resides in the glove box, which you operate with a remote installed at the dash; digital speed control; depth finder; air-water temperature display; and hour meter. There’s also the QuickFill Ballast System, and the Pro S4 tower. The hull floods with 1,000 pounds of ballast in both the bow and stern areas, without counting the optional plug-and-play ballast. In all, the total ballast capacity is 2,100 pounds. Choose from over 20 gelcoat colors for the exterior, in two schemes, not to mention myriad interior color and style choices, to style the boat to your liking.
If you’re a fan of the spacious pickle-fork-style bow and want a moderate-size surfboat, the S226 should be on your list. Got a lot of friends? Load up this boat with more than a dozen of them and you’re looking at serious wake potential on top of an already weighty 22.5-foot boat.
* This boat’s pickle-fork style speaks for itself. The roomy spaciousness and aggressive exterior profile make this one of the most striking boats on the water (or on a trailer or lift).
* Available QuickFill hull-flooding ballast system adds 1,000 pounds of ballast within minutes, ensuring you can get your crew hollering with excitement immediately.
* Rear plug-and-play ballast bags provide an additional 1,100 pounds of displacement for truly lofty wakes and waves.
Price: $90,098 (as tested without tax/dealer prep/shipping)
How We Tested
Engine: 409 hp GM Marine by Crusader
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