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2017 Mastercraft X23 GEN 2 in Kent, WA

127,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2017 Mastercraft X23 GEN 2

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Kent, WA
Remarks: 2017 MasterCraft X23 GEN2 Green Flake/Black/White 55HRS Factory Warranty till May 2024 4.3 & Video Gauge Display System, MasterCare 5 year factory backed warranty. Dual Bat... (read more)

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2018 MALIBU wakesetter mxz 22 in Byron, CA

95,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2018 MALIBU wakesetter mxz 22

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Byron, CA
Remarks: 2018 Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ Monsoon 6.2L 450 HO 600 Engine Hours High Altitude/Torque Prop Black G35 Tower 12in Sub 4 Wet Sound Rev 10 Tower Speakers Plug-N-Play Ballast... (read more)

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2021 Tige ATX 20 Type S in Wayzata, MN

88,850.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2021 Tige ATX 20 Type S

 

Used Ski Boat for sale by owner
Location: Wayzata, MN
Remarks: 2,750 lbs of ballast, proven performance of the Convex V Hull, and the GO System powered by TAPS 3T. * Trailor included * Indmar Raptor 400 * Length = 20' * Boat Beam = 102″ ... (read more)

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2019 Tige R21 in Oak Glen, CA

80,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2019 Tige R21

 

Used Ski Boat for sale by owner
Location: Oak Glen, CA
Remarks: Excellent boat for waterskiing, wakeboarding, surfing and tubing. Seats 14! Swivel wakeboarding racks, custom interior with cool-touch fabric, wetsound audio system. Extended tran... (read more)

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2022 SeaPro 219 DEEP V in Palm Coast, FL

79,990.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2022 SeaPro 219 DEEP V

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Palm Coast, FL
Remarks: This like new Sea Pro 219 has been lightly used and detailed / covered after each use. 20 hrs service has been performed. Remaining Suzuki warranty ! All Black hull and hardtop alw... (read more)

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2023 Bennington 23 SXSRSP in Orleans, MA

76,026.32 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2023 Bennington 23 SXSRSP

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Orleans, MA
Remarks: ELEVATE THE EXPERIENCE Time spent on the water is time spent with family and friends. The SX Model enhances those moments with available floor plans and features that include dinin... (read more)

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2013 Nautique G25 in Cedar Park, TX

74,500.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2013 Nautique G25

 

Used Ski Boat for sale by owner
Location: Cedar Park, TX
Remarks: 2013 Nautique G25 Sport Air Details Full Service current 4/1/2023 New Prop, Wrap, Depth Finder, upgraded double ballast, upgraded sound system, Marine Max Maintained, Paperwor... (read more)

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2018 Axis A20 in Santa Susana, CA

72,500.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2018 Axis A20

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Santa Susana, CA
Remarks: Axis Wakesurf boat! Our kids are busy with sports and we've had no time to get on the lake. Hoping to find a new home for someone to make wonderful memories like our family has. ... (read more)

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2015 Yamaha 212SS in Quebec, Canada

68,000.00 CAN

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2015 Yamaha 212SS

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location:
Remarks: Great boat, turbines, bimini roof, GPS and cards, trailer and all accessories 240 hours

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2023 Chaparral 21 SSI OB in Garner, NC

64,500.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2023 Chaparral 21 SSI OB

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Garner, NC
Remarks: For Sale — Beautiful 2023 Chaparral 21 SSI OB / Yamaha 150 with only 24 hours. 20 hour service completed. Boat is in perfect condition and comes with a Coyote Aluminum Tandem Tra... (read more)

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2022 Stingray 192SC in College Dale, TN

59,278.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2022 Stingray 192SC

 

New Power boat for sale
Location: College Dale, TN
Remarks: We are Pro X Powersports your Full Service Dealer!!! Never any Fee's, Trailer Included in all Pricing!!! (trailer can be deducted, just ask) Financing Availble for All Credit... (read more)

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2007 Edgewater 228 CC in Stuart, FL

58,900.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2007 Edgewater 228 CC

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Stuart, FL
Remarks: 2007 Edgewater 228CC 2022 Repowered w/ Yamaha SHO 225 Edgewater is known for being a rugged design with closed cell form fill below decks so "Unsinkable" therefore, a great b... (read more)

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2017 Robalo R227 in Riverside, CT

50,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2017 Robalo R227

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Moored at protected cove
Remarks: Lightly used for local runs, never fished. Boat is in great shape, very clean. Bring your own trailer

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2013 Skeeter 21i

49,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2013 Skeeter 21i

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location:
Remarks: Yamaha VF250 LA engine. Low engine hours - power head replaced at 284.7 hours. Only 22 hours on new engine (power head). Boat is in great condition. Boat cover 2 Humminbird 1... (read more)

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2021 NITRO Z18 Pro in Melbourne, FL

48,000.00 USD

Ski Boats For Sale by owner | 2021 NITRO Z18 Pro

 

Used Power boat for sale by owner
Location: Melbourne, FL
Remarks: “Pro” pkg includes the following major items: 150 Hp Mercury Pro SX 4-stroke engine – less than 60 hrs Humminbird Helix 7 MSI GPS G3N mounted in-dash on console Humminbird... (read more)

Ski and Wakeboarding Boats: How to Select your Boat


Watersports like wakeboarding, water skiing, and wake surfing offer thrills and fun for people of all ages. Owning a ski boat or wakeboarding boat opens up a world of excitement on the water. The ski boats and wakeboarding boats of today are specifically designed to elevate the experience.

These specialized watercraft come in various types to suit different watersports. Factors like wake size, hull design, and power determine which ski boat or wakeboarding boat is best for your needs. This guide covers the most important factors you should know before purchasing a ski boat for sale.

What are Ski and Wakeboarding Boats?

Ski boats are specialized watercraft designed to provide an optimal experience for watersports like water skiing, tubing and other activities. Wake boats are different from ski boats in that they have a heavier displacement to create a larger wake for activities like wakeboarding and wake surfing. Ski and wakeboarding boats are distinct from traditional boats in several ways:

Boat Design Ski boats have a narrow beam and relatively shallow hull, allowing them to sit higher on the water. This design creates a smaller, smoother wake ideal for water skiing. In contrast, wakeboarding boats are engineered to generate larger wakes for catching air and performing tricks.

Engine Placement Ski boats feature an inboard engine placed in the middle of the boat. This straight drive shaft configuration helps create a flatter wave, minimizing excessive wakes and wash. The central engine positioning also enhances stability during turns and consistent pulls for skiers.

Boat Design Ski boats have a narrow beam and relatively shallow hull, allowing them to sit higher on the water. This design creates a smaller, smoother wake ideal for water skiing. In contrast, wakeboarding boats are engineered to generate larger wakes for catching air and performing tricks.

Speed and Wake Characteristics Ski boats typically cruise at speeds around 30-35 MPH, providing a smooth landing surface for water skiers. Their design prioritizes creating minimal spray and soft, low wakes rather than the large, ramped wakes preferred for wakeboarding and wake surfing.

Watersports Focus While wakeboarding boats can accommodate various watersports, ski boats are specifically optimized for water skiing. Their features, such as minimal wakes, straight tracking, and consistent pull, cater to the needs of slalom, trick, and jump skiers.

In summary, ski boats are purpose-built vessels engineered to deliver an exceptional water skiing experience and wake boats are designed for activities that require a larger wake. Their unique design, engine placement, and performance characteristics set them apart from other watercraft, making them the preferred choice for avid water skiers, wakeboarders and wake surfers.

Key Features of Ski and Wakeboarding Boats

Engine Types Ski and wake boats are typically equipped with powerful inboard or stern-drive engines that provide the necessary power to pull water sports participants at high speeds. These engines are often high-horsepower and designed to deliver exceptional performance on the water.

Hull Design The hull design of a ski boat is optimized for stability, maneuverability, and wake generation. Many ski boats feature a V-shaped or modified-V hull design, which helps create a large, smooth wake ideal for water sports activities like wakeboarding and water skiing.

Ballast System Ballast systems are a crucial feature in ski and wakeboarding boats, allowing the operator to adjust the boat's weight distribution and create a larger, more desirable wake for water sports. These systems typically involve onboard water tanks that can be filled or emptied to change the boat's trim and balance. Some common ballast system designs include:

  • Aerator pump system: This system uses separate pumps to fill and drain the ballast tanks from different ports. It offers fast fill and drain times but requires more space for additional hose lengths.
  • Reversible impeller pump system: This design relies on a flexible impeller-driven pump that can both fill and drain the ballast tank through the same bottom port. It's more expensive but easier to install and takes up less space.

Cruise Control Cruise control is an important feature found in many ski and wakeboarding boats, allowing the operator to maintain a consistent speed for water sports activities. This helps provide a smooth and consistent experience for participants being towed behind the boat.

Different Types of Ski and Wakeboarding Boats

 

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