In 2002 Centurion pioneered the first wakesurf-focused Deep V hull design on a V-Drive boat. From 2002 to 2017, Centurion refined and developed 9 different V hull designs, making improvements and refinements with each new release.
In 2018, Centurion released the 10th generation of their V hull technology – this time it wasn’t an improvement; it was a revolution.
Introducing the Opti-V Hull.
The Opti-V hull accomplishes what was, until this point, impossible:
- Longer and more massive wakesurf waves than the already-legendary World Championship Centurion surf waves
- Clean and smooth recreational wakeboard wakes with zero ballast at speeds as low as 17 mph
- Huge pro-level wakeboard wakes that are totally clean on both sides, even when fully loaded
- Shockingly smooth and mellow water ski wake at ski speed
- Sports car handling that makes the Ri257 maneuver like a 21-foot boat and the Fi21 handle like a direct drive
- Incredible ride through rough water – the smoothest available on any towboat in the world
- Up to 50% (yes, really) improved fuel efficiency and 2X faster acceleration compared to other boat hulls
Yes, we are talking about one boat with all these capabilities – thanks to the most incredible wake boat hull ever developed. It seems crazy, but take one for a drive and it will make you a believer. Below are a few of the details on how the boat delivers the best performance in every metric.
Shaping the Most Legendary Wakesurf Wave in the World
The physics behind a wakesurf wave are pretty simple – there is no replacement for displacement. The Opti-V hull naturally displaces more water at lower speeds than any other hull because it simply sits deeper in the water than any other hull. With a dry weight draft of up to 36 inches, the Opti-V hull sits 50% deeper in the water than typical surf boats. When you combine that with the largest ballast system available on any boat, you have a boat that simply moves more water than any other out there.
Beyond just throwing up the biggest wave, the Opti-V hull delivers waves that can be shaped and customized to your preference using the Quicksurf Pro System and Stinger Wake Plate. The Opti-V hull is designed to work with these systems to produce a world class surf wave while riding level, eliminating the need to lean the boat to the side to get a clean wave. The ability to configure the running surface using these plates allows you to get everything from huge, barreling swells to a mellow hump to surf on without having to change where people sit or adjust ballast around. The waves are also symmetrical, meaning that the wave is equally awesome on both sides of the boat.
Wakeboarding at Every Level
The Opti-V hull delivers wakeboarding wakes unlike any Centurion to come before. No longer can a Centurion be considered only a “surf boat.” Every Centurion model can produce some of the cleanest, most consistent and most customizable wakeboard wakes in the world – delivering the perfect ramp for any rider, regardless of ability level or preference. The Opti-V hull is better balanced than previous hulls, allowing the wake to be less impacted by changing conditions – from weather to passengers’ moving around. The wake is clean and symmetrical at any speed from 17-28 mph and can be adjusted to be either smooth and controlled or steep and boosty by simply adjusting the steering wheel paddle shifters.
Centurion boats are available with the optional CATS system, allowing your Centurion to produce a clean wakeboard wake regardless of where people are sitting in the boat. No need to move people or ballast around in an effort to clean up your wake. Taking it a step further, the CATS system can clean up a wakeboard wake on either side at speeds as low as 14 mph, far slower than a typical wakeboard boat, allowing riders to learn tricks without taking hard falls.