Flagships represent the best every wakeboard boat brand has to offer, from premier wakes to the latest and greatest features. But best doesn’t always mean best for you. Sure, the flagships tow the world’s top pros to Moves of the Year at TransWorld WAKEBOARDING’s Wake Awards, but when is the last time you tried a toeside backside 900 or a wrapped melon backside 1080? While we all strive for the best wakeboard boat, maybe it’s the next-best that actually suits our needs. After all, why else would boat manufacturers make multiple models? We took a close look at the second-best wakeboard boats from Axis, Malibu, MasterCraft, Moomba, Supra and Tigé. What did we learn? Second-best is still really sick.