MERCED, CA (October 21, 2016) – Meet the next big thing in towed water sports. The new Ri257 from Centurion has all the advantages of a 26 foot boat in waves, wakes, ride and accommodations. Flexible seating configurations, maximum water displacement hull design, 5550 pounds of available factory ballast and the available QuickSurf Pro Surf system find a home in the 2017 Ri257. This is a rigorously innovated towboat that could only find its place in the “World’s best waves wakes and ride” Ri Series from Centurion. Comfy in rough water, big enough for a crowd of 18 and all the necessary equipment and amenities, you’ll never want to go home when you have the Ri257. Visit your nearest Centurion Boats Dealer today and reimagine your lake life with an on-the-water demo.
If you are looking to go big and never consider going home, the 2017 Centurion Ri257 is the towboat that will re-imagine your lake life. The Ri257 is a nearly 26 foot boat with room for 18 passengers along with 5550 pounds of available ballast. The wake surfing waves behind this Centurion are unlike any other. The combination of a maximum water-displacement hull design, RAMFILL ballast and the available QuickSurf Pro Surf System make the Ri257 the best surfing boat ever created. Two sub-floor tooled-in tanks fill with as much as 2600 pounds of water in as little as 45 seconds to create pro-level waves or wakes that can be adjusted independently midsession. The World’s best surf wave joins the World’s best wakeboard wakes behind the 2017 Ri257. The towboat hull is designed for wakeboarding and wake surfing at World Class levels behind the same boat. The big performance of the Ri257 continues with a Deep-v Hull that handles even the roughest water while an oversized rudder, the Centurion Articulating Tracking System (CATS) and rack and pinion steering make handling a breeze at any speed.
Paul Singer, President of Centurion & Supreme Boats, was asked how the 2017 Ri257 compares to the other models in the Centurion Ri Series. He responded saying, “The Ri257 is another amazing Centurion boat. It offers the same world class waves wakes and ride with more room for family and friends. If I had to differentiate the Ri Series, I would say the Ri217 is 2-family towboat, the Ri237 is a 3-family towboat and the Ri257 has room for your entire block.”
The Ri257 doesn’t just perform great, it looks great. The new Drive Gel Coat scheme joins Surf and Core schemes as a new exterior customization option. Centurion also introduced three new exclusive metal flake colors for 2017: Silver Lime, Silver Sun, and Silver Blue for a uniquely beautiful look. No detail has been spared on the inside, from the durable and stunning interior finishes to the abrasion and stain resistant Comfort Strong Marine Vinyl by Spradling. Joined with the double and triple-stitched seams of GORE® TENARA® Thread, Centurion’s Comfort Strong Marine Vinyl will hold up to the elements almost as well as it pleases the eye. On the inside, the Ri257 offers storage to accommodate an 18 person crowd along with flexible seating configurations. The Centurion Slide Seat offers four different seat positions, and independent leanbacks and a table are also available. The Ri257 comes standard with a 41 quart Grizzly cooler that is branded with interior-matching GatorStep non-skid. It stows perfectly below the floor in the helm. Eye-catching amenities continue with Centurion’s patented Side by Side Touch Vision Dash System. These two dash-mounted screens interact with one another to display related content when needed or show independent information for multi-tasking on the water. Centurion boats tower over the competition with the exclusive Maximus Tower by Roswell. Color-matched to your unique Centurion boat design, the smooth forward-swept design of the Maximus Tower by Roswell is designed to perfectly complement your Centurion boat. It provides a weightless fold height restricted storage and the available DownFire Marine Surround System offers dual zone volume controls, separating the down-firing from the rear-firing speaker sound. The Maximus tower is now available with Centurion-branded bungee-less Clamping Racks by PTM. The Maximus is exclusive to Centurion.
The high level of craftsmanship at Centurion Boats is inspired by the goal of building the best. The Ri257 is the perfect example of this drive. Like all 2017 Centurion boats, the Ri257 benefits from the Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP). Centurions are built stronger and more consistently thanks to this process, while reducing emissions by as much as 90% more than traditional boat building. Centurion Boats Team members continue inspired craftsmanship by using proven construction techniques like reverse shoebox design to join the deck to the hull. This step in the build process distributes the weight of the deck while adding extra support to the hull, creating superior strength, smooth ride and quiet operation in all Centurion boats, including the Ri257.
IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL
Centurion Boats and PCM Engines offer the peace of mind of a 5-year warranty with a customer-centric dealer network that prides themselves on the ownership experience. Just like reliability of Centurion boats, the new Ri257 comes standard with a Triple Axel XHD Extreme Heavy Duty Trailer. This trailer is also built with meticulous craftsmanship as well as the strength of 6” x 2” x 7” gage steel HD tube frames, heavy duty axles and a 6” patented “Pivot Hitch”. The XHD offers a custom West Coast look with Frenched-in LED lighting and sleek fenders. XHD Trailers are sandblasted then powdered coated prior to accepting custom colors and come with a 5-year warranty.
– Length: 25? 7?
– Beam: 8? 6”
– Draft: 36?
– Weight: 6150 lbs
– Fuel Capacity: 92 Gallons Usable
– Seating Capacity: 18 People
– Ballast: 5550 lbs available
– Standard Engine: GM Marine H6DI by PCM 1.72:1 GR (5 Year Warranty)
– Standard Horse Power: 450 hp
– Standard Torque: 465 ft/lb
– Upgraded Engine: GM Marine XR7 by PCM 1.46:1 GR (5 Year Warranty)
– Maximum Horse Power: 550 hp
– Maximum Torque: 545 ft/lb
About Centurion Boats: Centurion boats are rigorously innovated World Championship water sports vessels of dominant performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship achieved through experienced integrity. Leading the water sports towboat industry in innovation and performance since 1976, Centurion Boats was the first to introduce a wake surfing specific towboat and World Championship event based on this sport. Centurion continues to dominate water sports with this rigorous innovation. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurion.staging.wpengine.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.