had a question about a 2004 Calabria Pro-V, in particular how it is to ski behind? i have friends with mastercraft x-series boats and malibus and it is very boat to boat if you are able to get the wake to flatten out for a skier, we are weighing our options between several boats and the nicest one is the 2004 Calabria Pro-V. I know they are great for boarding and surfing with all the balast they come with but how are they to ski behind?
They have a really flat bottom for a boat as big as they are so the wake can flatten out quite well. I would recommend adding a single Bennett wake tab at the transom to let you tune the wake a bit (about $800 installed). My brother has a newer one but the hull is the same. If you are a hard core skier you will notice that the wake is wide and has a double bump. They have lots of room in them and a low freeboard. However, as a ski boat, specifically, they are a bit big and heavy. The Mercruiser driveline is very solid. You should be able to get one much cheaper than a Mastercraft or Malibu of similar condition. Hope that helps some.
(I am not a good skier)
thanks, my dad is a decent skier so he is worried about the size of the boat making for a big wake... im 24 and have spend the last 5 years on wakeboard boats with very good boarders so know all about the pricing and wake performance of all the different brands but had no clue about their skiing capabilities which has been the one deterrent for my dad in pulling the trigger on this boat. The people i know with Calabria's have never skied behind them so they were not able to offer any opinions. Hopefully this will help him realize we wont be able to find a better boat for the money. Thanks!!