Merced, CA (August 26, 2022) – The Centurion Fi23 is not for everyone. It is extremely purpose built. Like a fighter plane, the 2023 Fi23 has one main job, high performance. The Fi23 was designed to produce the best waves and wakes, while providing an unmatched rough water ride. Our engineers leaned into this focus with a mindset of fearless innovation building benefit into the Fi Series that maximizes only this purpose for our family of wake sports warriors who want to share, the World’s best waves wakes and ride.
Every aspect of the 2023 Centurion Fi23 tracks back to the surf, wake and ride purpose. The Centurion Fi23 offers very specific wake boat benefits like a long pushy surf wave, a smooth rough water ride, 5250 pounds of evenly distributed available ballast, a 14-person seating capacity, and versatile interior accommodation, without trade-offs for styling, fuel efficiency, bow rise or maneuverability. The new Fi23 was fearlessly innovated to preserve the singular surf, wake, and ride performance of the Centurion model line with a new look and series of benefits that speak directly to the wants of our Water Sports Warriors.
The 2023 Centurion Fi23 wake boat moves past an evolution in design to fearless innovation with the Opti-V running surface. The Fi23’s Opti-V Hull has the hook of the Ri Series with long triangular pads on the rear corners of the running surface. These innovations improve the running attitude of the boat to get the nose down and the entire “v” of the running surface cutting through chop, displace more water with the entire running surface for a long wave and guard the balance of the Fi23 from side-to-weight shift to produce a symmetrical wakeboard wake. The available QuickSurf Pro Surf System consists of long stainless-steel blades on the rear corners of the boat branded with the Centurion Warrior to create lift opposite the surf side. This creates more water displacement on the surf corner for a wide range of surf wave adjustment. The Fi23 performance also benefits from 7 independently filled and drained ballast areas placed evenly throughout the boat. They combine for as much as 5250 pounds of ballast from the factory. Available RAMFILL2 or “Baller Ballast” accounts for half of the Fi23s ballast and fills in 90 seconds thanks to fill and drain gates comprised of 2″ stainless steel ball valves. RAMFILL2 combines high performance with the extreme reliability of ball valves, typically reserved for yacht fuel systems. All of this wake surfing performance combines to allow the Fi23 to manage fuel with more than 50% better efficiency than competitors. Don’t take our word for it. Opt for the Range of View (ROV) system and monitor your Fi23’s surroundings as well as trip data and fuel usage, all through the left PANO screen.
If the fearless innovation of the 2023 Centurion Fi23 brings out your inner water sports warrior, then the sleek aggressive styling shows everyone exactly what’s beneath the surface. The Fi23 produces the World’s best waves, wakes and ride; it also looks the part and offers supportive functionality. The sleek stature of the series allows you to see the water from a seated position anywhere in the boat. The wide sharp bow especially maximizes visibility for the driver even when pulling a surfer or wakeboarder. And even though the freeboard or height of the boat is lower, the transom is shaped to deflect rollers and keep them from coming into the back of the boat when stopping to pick up a fallen rider. Similarly, the bow pushes rollers out and away so you are less likely to take water over the front even when doubling-back over the Fi23 wake. The two pair of Baja Racing docking lights finish that look shining with 4800 lumens (lm) on each side. The side profile of the boat reveals the perfect combination of shapes, materials and colors visually communicating Centurion’s World-Renown wake surfing reputation as well as the C8 Corvette inspiration in one eyeshot.
The Fi Series is available in 2 different gel coat schemes (Core and Slice) and you can choose from 37 gel coat colors to populate multiple color areas on the boat. For 2023 model year you can also choose BombShell 2.0 Racks and/ or the HD 360 Square Mirror, both by Roswell, in 8 different colors. Together all of the custom color choices on a Centurion combine to create nearly 24 billion unique combinations. The black Marine Coated transom grab handles with black chrome inlay by Roswell look as if they were designed to go specifically with the Fi Series because they were. The RAMFILL2 and model designator vents are also black Marine Coated with black chrome inlay. Once you can look past these signature elements, you become aware of the Battle Advance Tower by Roswell that is standard on the Fi23. Available as an option, the DropZone Auto Tower by Roswell folds quick and smooth with the push of a button thanks to floating Linear Actuators. The DropZone offers even more function with thoughtful touches like surf-side tow points and hangers. It also provides 40% more strength thanks to the water drop extruded construction that compliments the lines of the 2023 Centurion Fi23.
The Fi23 features thoughtful refinements that make your life better. The PANO Side by Side HD Touch Vision Dash System by Enovation is composed 2 12” by 4” panoramic screens mounted side by side working together or independently so you can see and control everything at once. The Corvette-styled Centurion C8 Steering Wheel gives you the perfect grip on the Fi23’s fearless innovation with a purpose-filled shape that doesn’t obstruct the driver’s view of the dash. The PANO Dash offers an Inspection Mode that allows the an operator to toggle-off Auto Drain for ease of inspection at an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) check point. These panoramic touch screens are not only high definition, but they are also extremely high functioning.
The available WetSounds and Roswell Stereo Systems and a new Equalizer are controlled through the PANO SxS along with QuickSurf Pro, RAMFILL2, ZeroOff speed control and the Silent Stinger Wake Plate. The Fi23 is also available with the Centurion ROV Camera & Fuel Usage System (Range of View). The Fi Series also available with the Centurion RECON (Telematics) for off-boat systems monitoring. The Fi23 also offers an optional Wireless Clamping Cell Phone Charger. While the captain has complete control over the operation of the Fi23 as many as 13 of his or her closest friends can put everything away beneath hinged, shocked lounge seats. Passengers also can customize their seating layout with optional flip-up lean backs on the passengers-side and drivers-side as well as an optional 3-position slide seat with available plug-in lean backs that can face forward or back. If lounging is more your style, the Fi23 has two optional Flip Up Transom Stadium Seats that lay flat on the sun pad when stowed with robust ratchet hinges for comfortable, but simple use.
The performance look of the Fi23 interior is just as impressive as its functionality. Comfort Strong Marine Vinyl by Spradling has a 17mil topcoat with a matte finish and is available in two textures, in as many as 16 different colors. GORE Tenera Thread by GORE-TEX is the strongest thread in the industry and available in 7 different colors. The new Fi23 has additional “hot rod” style stitching throughout the boat on the Accent 1 color panel.
It takes fearless innovation to be exactly who we are when designing a high-performance wake boat. We are a Correct Craft Company making lives better and the 2023 Centurion Fi23 is the next evolution of the wake boat. Visit your local Centurion Boats Dealer and let us prove it to you.
2023 Fi23 Specs
Weight: 5300 lbs
Weight on Trailer: 6900 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 89 gal
Seating Capacity: 14
Std Torque: 409 ft/lb
Max Torque: 500 ft/lb
2023 Fi23 Ballast
Total Available Ballast Capacity: 5250 LBS
- PNP Bow Ballast: 350 LBS OPT
- Bow Ballast Tank: 450 LBS STD
- PNP Rear Ballast: 1300 LBS OPT
- PNP Transom Ballast: 450 LBS OPT
- Sub-floor Pumped Ballast: 2700 LBS STD | RAMFILL2 “The Baller” OPT
About Centurion Boats: Centurion boats represent more than just evolving the style and performance of a Wake Boat. For Centurion, that evolution improves the ownership experience and owning a Centurion boat represents freedom, a family’s investment in joy and peace of mind. We create boats that deliver positive change in the lives of our valued customers, and we have the responsibility to handle our customer experience with extreme care. We measure our success in smiles – the involuntary humanization of God’s glory and confirmation that we aren’t just making boats, we’re making life better for our valued customers. Learn more about Centurion Boats at www.centurionboats.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit www.correctcraft.com.