WBM: With the new Pro-V as your primary wakeboarding boat, who should look at this?
Calabria: The Cal-Air still produces a great wakeboarding wake. It has the same innovative ballast system, the PureVert Wake System, which puts nearly 700 pounds of water weight into compartments between the transom and motor box. These are entirely contained within the floor and don’t take away from storage room. Because this system can fill or empty so quickly, we think this boat is a good multi-purpose boat. It has a great slalom wake and is perfect for a family that won’t reach pro-level wakeboarding. With the Cal Air, you won’t have to get into the money for a V-drive either. Obviously the size of this boat is significantly different than our V-drives. Some people don’t want to trailer a 23-foot boat that’s 102 inches wide. This boat is a lot easier to tow.
What changes have you made to the Cal-Air this season?
It has the new tower and a new dash that incorporates the optional CIMS (Calabria Information Management System) gauge, which has all the features like speed control, depth finder, engine information, water and air temp, etc. Structurally, there haven’t been any changes.
What other features make this boat?
A feature we have that really makes this boat good for riders is reverse chines in the keel. Normally, when a rider cuts towards the wake, the pull is so hard it makes the wake crush. So when they hit the wake they don’t get the pop they expected. These wakes (as well as the Pro-V’s) don’t curl over at all. The reverse chines in the keel create lift. When the wakeboarder pulls on the boat, the boat has a design feature that stops it from tilting sideways so the wake doesn’t crush into foam.
WBM: Everything about this ride is plush and was made with pride. Standouts include the soft and super-padded seating, spacious interior layout, dash display and the comfortable carpeting. Handling and performance is tremendous, and this boat rides the rough water with the best of them. There’s tons of storage with netting all around, a tilt steering wheel and killer options like a shower and heater.
Calabria Genuine Ski Boats
2556 W. 16th St.
Merced, CA 95348-4355