Merced, CA (August 12, 2022) – The 2023 Ri265 is grounded in greatness with the uncanny ability to harness the “go big” attitude in all who board. This 26-foot 6-inch wake surf boat pulls World Champions to it with the promise of making their lives better. It also draws champions in the making who subscribe to the bigger is better mentality especially when it comes to wake boating. The biggest of the Centurion Boats line, the Ri265 as the accommodation and performance to attract dynasties or at the very least those in planning. The Centurion Ri265 offers the longest pushiest surf wave, a smooth rough water ride, 5850 pounds of evenly distributed available ballast, a yacht certified seating capacity, and versatile interior accommodation. The gravity of this greatness continues to pull you with remarkable style, incredible fuel efficiency, no bow rise and tight maneuverability. The Ri265 is a repeat revolution in innovation catering to and creating dynasties on the water. Just add water to the 2023 Centurion Ri265 and your greatness will grow.
The 2023 Centurion Ri265 gravity for greatness starts below ground level with the Opti-V running surface. The balance of Centurion Opti-V Hull includes hook under the Ri265, 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 Ri265 performance also benefits from 7 independently filled and drained ballast areas placed evenly throughout the boat. They combine for as much as 5850 pounds of ballast from the factory. Available RAMFILL2 or “Baller Ballast” accounts for more than half of the Ri265s 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 Ri265 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 Ri265’s surroundings as well as trip data and fuel usage.
If the revolutionary performance of the 2023 Centurion Ri265 brings out your inner water sports warrior, then the aggressive styling shows everyone exactly what’s beneath the surface. The Ri265 produces the World’s best waves, wakes and ride; it also looks the part. The chiseled lines of the Ri265 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 Ri265 because they were. The RAMFILL2 and model designator vents are backlit so there is no mistake this is a Centurion Ri265. Once you can look past these signature elements, you become aware of the DropZone Auto Tower that is standard on the Ri265. 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 Ri265 perfectly.
The Ri265 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 Ri265 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 Ri265 also comes standard with a Wireless Clamping Cell Phone Charger by PTM. While the captain has complete control over the operation of the Ri265 a “yacht-full” 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 a standard Flip-up Stadium Seat on the passengers-side as well as a standard 6-position slide seat with optional plug-in lean backs that can face forward or back. If lounging is more your style, the Ri265 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 Ri265 is the largest of the Ri Series boats. This 26.5-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 Ri265 attacks all areas of innovation simultaneously with a deeper, longer, thoughtfully refined, more aggressively styled and better performing wake surf boat. The Ri265 is Revolution innovated.
2023 Ri265 Specs
Length: 26′ 6″
Weight: 6400 lbs
Weight on Trailer: 8000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 92 gal
Seating Capacity: Yacht Certified
Std Torque: 450 ft/lb
Max Torque: 500 ft/lb
2023 Ri265 Ballast
Total Available Ballast Capacity: 5850 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: 2900 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.
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