Why are Supreme’s Less Expensive
- March 22, 2016
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- Posted by Troy Mann
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We often get asked why someone would choose a Centurion over a Supreme and vice versa. Both are great boats that deliver incredible performance at an amazing value. The easiest way to figure out which is best for you is to compare the similarities and differences between the two lines.
Centurion and Supreme share some common things these include.
- ICS Unibody Construction of the hull, deck and stringers. (Full integrated fiberglass seat bases, snap out carpet and single piece deck and hull).
- Industry Leading Quality and Processes – Both boats are built in the same factory with similar grade materials and processes. No cutting corners to make a “cheaper” product with Supreme.
- The same grade artisan gelcoat graphics.
- Surftech-V hull Technology – Though they are each optimized for their respective designs, both are equipped with the only true wakesurf hull design (Supreme is the only value class boat that has been allowed to pull World Series of Wakesurfing Events).
- PCM Hyperformance Direct Injection Engines – the same motors are available across all 3 Correct Craft brands.
- The same full wrap windshield (No cut off windshields that will get you soaked in rough water).
- QuickSurf System – both lines feature the exclusive QuickSurf System that allows fast wave transfers and ideal performance in conjunction with the Surftech-V Hull.
While there are a lot of similarities, there are some notable differences between the lines. Here is a quick look at the primary differences:
- Dash System – Supreme uses classic instrumentation with analog gauges and cruise control while Centurion boats feature the Touch Vision system. It is definitely cool, but it also allows for additional functionality such as rider presets and computer systems to control features such as Ramfill and CATS.
- CATS – Supreme feature a standard center tracking fin like you see on every other wake boat out there. Centurion boats offer the awesome CATS System standard on all boats.
- Ballast – Supreme boats feature the Quick Fill ballast system that uses gravity to fill / empty. This system is superior to standard ballast systems, but doesn’t deliver the same speed or capacity with Centurion’s exclusive Ramfill System.
- Towers – Supreme boats offer the sleek S5 Tower. It is just as functional but does not feature the lighting and fiberglass inserts or technology of the Centurion Maximus Tower.
- Audio System – Supreme uses top quality Wetsounds tower speakers and components similar to other top of the line boat brands. Centurion takes the audio experience to a whole new level by offering the Downfire Surround Sound Audio System, an exclusive feature not offered on any other boats.
- Interior – Supreme uses the same quality vinyl and interior materials that Centurion uses, but with a toned down layout with fewer contours, accent colors and stripes.
Supreme and Centurion both deliver the added benefit of becoming part of the Correct Craft family last year. Correct Craft owns PCM Engines, meaning motors got less expensive in 2016 for both brands. With the combined buying power of the 3 Correct Craft boat brands the price of all of the boat components came down for 2016. The bottom line to the consumer is that the MSRP of the entire Supreme line dropped by an average of 10%, something almost unheard of in the boat industry. Beyond that, the innovation and quality of the Centurion line increased while prices remained approximately the same. Most importantly this price change occurred with no reduction in quality, craftsmanship or comforts – quite the opposite. Correct Crafts mandate is to build boats that have world class wakesurfing and wakeboarding wakes and do it without cutting corners when it comes to quality and user experience. Take a look at Supreme’s in person and I think you will agree with me when I say mission accomplished!
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