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2018 ushers in the most impressive lineup of Centurion wakesurf and wakeboard boats to ever hit the market. These new boats are packed with the most innovative features to date along with the most luxurious finishes available on any towboat. Here is a quick taste of some of the changes and newness available on the 2018 Centurion lineup:

The Fi23 – The all new Centurion Fi23 is a 23 foot wake and surf machine that delivers incredible performance at an even more incredible value. The Fi23 is a beautiful 23 foot boat that features aggressive lines and contours that can only be achieved with Centurion’s unique Vacuum Infusion Process technology. You haven’t seen anything like this boat before and it is the perfect boat if you are looking to maximize your value and still get the best wakes and waves available on any boat in the world.

Next Generation Quicksurf Pro – The Quicksurf Pro system [...]

The Fi Series

Since it was first rumored the most common questions we get on the new 2018 Centurion line all center around one thing – the Fi Series. This new boat series for 2018 is unlike anything that we have seen, either from Centurion or from any other inboard boat company. The following hopes to answer the most important and frequently asked questions about the Fi:

Why did Centurion build the Fi?

The Fi Series is designed to meet a number of customer desires that were not being met fully within the existing Centurion offering. The goal of the Fi series was to create a boat with a unique look, an unbeatable value proposition, and legendary performance.

What is the cost?

The value proposition of the Fi is incredible. Many of the options and features on the Fi are a-la-carte, allowing you to choose the options important to you while maintaining the top notch [...]

Surf Systems 101

A comparison of all of the surf systems offered in the inboard market

Over the past few years we have seen a whole bunch of “Surf Systems” hit the market.  With so many options to choose from, a lot of people are left asking, “Is one better than another?” In this post we want to talk about the systems, what makes them different, and to try to cut through the marketing rabble to take a serious look at how they compare. I am going to apologize in advance; this topic gets pretty deep, and covering it is necessarily long. So sit back, grab a drink and forgive me for taking up a chunk of your day – I will do my best to make it worth your while.

Before we jump in, it is important to note that you should take some of the information with a grain of salt because we are not just comparing the systems, but comparing the systems on the boat that they are [...]

You know those yellow stickers on the boats that say something like “16 Persons or 2350 lbs?” One of the most common questions we get is, “Is ballast factored into those numbers?” or, in other words, “How many people is the boat rated for when the ballast is FULL?” This is an important question – probably more so than you might expect.

First, let’s talk about those ratings and where they come from – bear with me, this will all come together here soon. Most people think that those ratings are established by the Coast Guard,; however once a boat goes over 19 feet, the Coast Guard no longer gives specific ratings for capacity. The capacity ratings are, in most cases, established by a body referred to as the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The NMMA is a governing body that ensures that boats built by participating manufacturers are up to certain safety standards, one [...]

Direct Injection vs Sequential Fuel Injection

More Torque and Less Fuel - PCM Direct Injection Engines

Direct Injection vs. Sequential Fuel Injection

Ever since PCM came out with the new direct injection H5 and H6 engines, we have been asked what the difference is between direct and sequential injection and if PCM is the only company using direct injection. I hope to answer both questions below.  Here is some basic information about injection systems.

Basically, a SFI (sequential fuel injection) system has a fuel injector for each cylinder.  Each of these injectors puts fuel into the system at 30-40 PSI before the intake valve.  This air/fuel mixture is pulled into the cylinder past the intake valve on the intake stroke of the piston and is then compressed and ignited.  This system was way more fuel efficient and created way more power than the carburation systems it replaced.  Sequential fuel injection has been used in marine engines for several years and is the system that is currently used in most new towboats [...]

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