Merced, CA (August 5, 2022) – If Centurion is the evolution of the wake boat, the 2023 Ri245 is a revolution, a tow boat market revolution. This 24-foot 6-inch wake surf boat has pushed the Centurion’s best-selling size segment a foot and a half past the industry’s most sold size of 23 feet. The Centurion Ri245 offers large wake boat benefits like a long pushy surf wave, a smooth rough water ride, 5650 pounds of evenly distributed available ballast, a 16-person seating capacity, and versatile interior accommodation, without trade-offs for styling, fuel efficiency, bow rise or maneuverability. The Ri245 attacks all areas of innovation simultaneously to drive the market and redefine the possible. The 2023 Centurion Ri245 is truly a revolution innovated.
The 2023 Centurion Ri245 wake boat moves past an evolution in design to a market revolution with the innovated Opti-V running surface. The balance of Centurion Opti-V Hull includes hook under the Ri245, which changes the running attitude of the boat to get the nose down and the entire “v” of the running surface cutting through chop and/or displacing water for wake surfing and wakeboarding. 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 Ri245 performance also benefits from 7 independently filled and drained ballast areas placed evenly throughout the boat. They combine for as much as 5650 pounds of ballast from the factory. Available RAMFILL2 or “Baller Ballast” accounts for half of the Ri245s 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 Ri245 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) screen and monitor your Ri245’s surroundings as well as trip data and fuel usage.
If the revolutionary performance of the 2023 Centurion Ri245 brings out your inner water sports warrior, then the aggressive styling shows everyone exactly what’s beneath the surface. The Ri245 produces the World’s best waves, wakes and ride; it also looks the part. The chiseled lines of the Ri245 are only part of this boats telling exterior. The two-tone lit Centurion-branded front grill lets you know this is an Ri at first sight. Then 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, textures and materials visually communicating Centurion’s World-Renown wake surfing reputation in an eyeshot. The Ri Series is available in 3 different gel coat schemes (Core, Slice and Drive) 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. Black and brushed billet anodized vents created by PTM look as if they were designed to go specifically with the Ri245 because they were. The RAMFILL2 and model designator vents are backlit so there is no mistake this is a Centurion Ri245. Once you can look past these signature elements, you become aware of the DropZone Auto Tower that is standard on the Ri245. 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 Centurion Ri245 perfectly.
The Ri245 features thoughtful refinements that make your life better. The Revo Side by Side 12” X 12” Touch Vision HD Dash is the brains of the operation with graphical control over nearly every boat system. The Revo Dash now offers a new 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 large 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 Revo SxS along with QuickSurf Pro, RAMFILL2, ZeroOff speed control and the Silent Stinger Wake Plate. The Ri245 is also available with a third touch screen, the Centurion ROV Camera & Fuel Usage System (Range of View). The Ri Series also offers Centurion RECON (Telematics) standard for off-boat monitoring. The Ri245 also comes standard with a Wireless Clamping Cell Phone Charger by PTM. While the captain has complete control over the operation of the Ri245 as many as 15 of his or her closest friends have the opportunity to put everything away beneath hinged, shocked lounge seats. Passengers also have the ability to customize their seating layout with an optional flip-up lean back on the passengers-side as well as a standard 4-position slide seat with optional plug-in lean backs that can face forward or back. If lounging is more your style, the Ri245 has two Flip Up Transom Stadium Seats that lay flat on the sun pad when stowed with robust ratchet hinges for comfortable, but simple use.
The 2023 Centurion Ri245 is a large Ri Series wake boat with all of the “big boat” advantages and none of the drawbacks. This 24.5-foot wake boat is the epitome of a fundamental and sudden shift in power. But this Centurion is not turning the tide in the battle for wake surfing boat mindshare based only on size or an extra-large price tag. The Ri245 attacks all areas of innovation simultaneously with a deeper, longer, thoughtfully refined, more aggressively styled and better performing wake surf boat. The Ri245 is Revolution innovated.
2023 Ri245 Specs
Length: 24′ 6″
Weight: 5700 lbs
Weight on Trailer: 7300 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 89 gal
Seating Capacity: 16
Std Torque: 409 ft/lb
Max Torque: 500 ft/lb
2023 Ri245 Ballast
Total Available Ballast Capacity: 5650 lbs
PNP Bow Ballast: 500 LBS OPT
Bow Ballast Tank: 450 LBS STD
PNP Rear Ballast: 1500 LBS OPT
PNP Transom Ballast: 500 LBS OPT
Sub-floor Pumped Ballast: 2700 LBS STD | RAMFILL2 “Baller Ballast” 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.
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