Carbon Pro Makes Way for More

HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator


Centurion Boats has learned a ton from the vacuum infused World-class 3-event towboat that is the Carbon Pro. Centurion is practicing the art of continuous improvement by making way for a more versatile 3-event towboat with broader appeal and a more accessible price point. This new Carbon Pro model is still in the development stages and will increase the marketing-ability of a 3-event boat in the model line-up.

The Centurion Carbon Pro is undeniably one of the best tournament boat values available. Bulletproof construction, a PCM power-plant and a strong belief in “performance over frills” have all made the Carbon Pro a favorite among the three-event community world-wide. For the past 6 years the Carbon Pro has earned its place in the tournament landscape by delivering the flattest wakes, best pull and finest driving experience available.

The time has come for the Carbon Pro to make way for a 3-event towboat that will expand its impact on the towed-watersports marketplace. This new boat is in the in the works and will be released during the 2018 model year. While fleshing out this new more versatile direction the Carbon Pro will maintain its approved tournament towboat commitment and superior wake, pull and drive-ability. The new towboat will be built using the Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) like all other current Centurion and Supreme boats. VIP creates a precise, controllable glass to resin ratio making the new Carbon Pro even stronger and lighter than ever. VIP is also environmentally friendly meaning the resin is cured in a closed environment reducing emissions by as much as 90%. Centurion & Supreme Boats VP of Production and Engineering, Shane Stillman, leads the design team in creating the perfect blend of state of the art construction, performance and versatility. Watch for this all-new 3-event boat to be released late in the 2017 season.

For the 2016-2017 tournament season skiers can look forward to Centurion Carbon Pros at sanctioned Regional and National events all over the country. The Carbon Pro continues to pull all five Regional Championships and the National Championships continuing its place as one of the four official approved tournament towboats.

About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture are sparking a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports boaters are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest market share growth in history. Re-imagine life in a Centurion boat.

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, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com.


If you have interest in the new Carbon Pro or our Carbon Pro Promo Boat Program please contact me directly.

Paul Crawford
CENTURION / SUPREME
pcrawford@centurion-supremeboats.com
408-483-0559

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  • GregHindGregHind Posts: 249 Baller
    So it's gone for a year then replaced? That release is terribly written.... What do they mean?
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    edited November 2016
    @greghayes

    This new boat is in the in the works and will be released during the 2018 model year
    .

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  • DWDW Posts: 1,541 Crazy Baller
    VIP for the next gen Carbon Pro, would be great to see the weight comparison for VIP v traditional process. Kudos to Centurion for bringing vacuum bagging to hull production.
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 129 Baller
    So will there still be 2017 ( meaning current design not the new VIP design) promo boats?

    For the 2016-2017 tournament season skiers can look forward to Centurion Carbon Pros at sanctioned Regional and National events all over the country. The Carbon Pro continues to pull all five Regional Championships and the National Championships continuing its place as one of the four official approved tournament towboats.

  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,806
    There have been pics posted of '17 carbon pro promos.
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  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 569 Crazy Baller
    I am still curious if there will be an open bow model available.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    @bigskieridaho I'm curious if there will be a closed bow option

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  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,465 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    by making way for a more versatile 3-event towboat with broader appeal

    That line makes me think open bow.

    Interesting they announce the 2018 new boat...may hurt 2017 sales.
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  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 569 Crazy Baller
    @Horton guess we are all in suspense! You will probably know before us!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    Ok guys here is what I know. The 2017 boat is basically the 16 boat plus what ever little tweaks that happen every year anyway. The 2018 is under development. Open bow? Yea I have heard the rumor but I have no idea if that part of the engineering has started.

    What I think is they know they have a really good product and it is slowly growing in market share. Almost everyone likes skiing behind it and the boats get better every year. In 2018 I believe there will be a new top deck and they will recut the mold for the hull. If that means a different hull shape or not I do not know. As a slalom boat I do not know why they would change anything about the hull.

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  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 150 Baller
    When I ordered my 17 what Horton said was exactly what I was told by Paul. I was not going to order a boat that going away. Real happy with the 17.

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  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 417 Crazy Baller
    Exciting news overall, but it does make me kind of scratch my head a bit like...really? Ok, so you're going to come out with a new boat in a year. So why are you telling me now? You really want me to sit in anticipation? Or you just couldn't stand all the attention Malibu was getting in the moment? Or your dealers were complaining they needed something for the upcoming boat show season? Meh, ok, well, see you back here in a year I guess?
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  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 1,854 Mega Baller
    @escmanaze, my guess on the timing of this announcement would be to make the potential buyers of the new Malibu think twice and that there may be an even more cost effective option available soon. It would be particularly targeting those that really like the Centurion, but want/need/require an open bow.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,573 Mega Baller
    edited November 2016
    @MISkier - if that were the case, wouldn't they have to come out and say - hey we're making an open bow boat next year? And honestly I doubt that many people who are planning on a Malibu are waiting for Centurion to build something, their target market seems to be the guys holding onto the 20 year old ski boats.
    Chuck P
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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,573 Mega Baller
    @skier2788 - best thing they could do to dispel the notion of the CP going away would be to have it shown on their website. All you see there now is their very successful wake boat line with no indication that they make a ski boat for 2017.

    https://centurionboats.com/boats/
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    @oldjeep IDK the deal with the website but i think @skier2788 is pretty on target

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  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 417 Crazy Baller
    edited November 2016
    @MISkier I think I can see your logic. Basically, Malibu just came out with a new boat that will be the cheapest open bow awsa approved ski boat on the market. Maybe Centurion is putting out a gentle nudge "hey if you wait one more year, our 2018 open bow centurion will be even cheaper."

    I can see Centurions tactic there, but frankly, if I was Malibu, I'd probably be kinda bugged by that tactic, although I guess, it is capitalism, they are competitors, so if they are bugging their closest competitor pricewise, maybe that is a good sign they are doing something right.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 23,517 Administrator
    @MISkier @escmanaze You guys might have run away imaginations.

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  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 769 Crazy Baller
    edited November 2016
    @oldjeep just called my number. I'm buying a boat this coming year. My biggest struggle is mental. Why am I going to spend $45,000 on a boat with more hours than my 98 TSC, which I love? I want a ZO boat, but I'm not happy with that being the only thing going for it. My next boat will be ZO and Open Bow.
    If I can buy a new Centurion/Supreme, TOURNAMENT RATED boat, for what I would have spent on a used 200 OB, that's what I'm going to do.
    So yeah, it's hard to get rid of a 20 year old boat with 300 hours.
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    @escmanaze Numbers I got on the strip down version 2017 TXI open bow are not low. Right in line with MC and CC.
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