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On 12/08/2014 Centurion Boats announced the all new Quick Surf System. The new system will be available on Centurion and Supreme boats starting January the 1st, 2015. The new Quick Surf System allows boat owners total control of their wake surfing experience. The Quick Surf System adds a uniquely shaped tab on the port and starboard side of the boat, fully controlled by the Centurion Boats touch vision system. Combined with the CATS system, the Quick Surf System allows boat owners to have more control over the shape of their wake than any other boat on the market to date.

 

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Looking from starboard side towards the center of the boat.

 

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Looking from port side towards the center of the boat.

 

With the all new Quick Surf System listing the boat is no longer required, simply fill ballast equally on each side and use the Quick Surf System to instantly transfer from Port (regular) to Starboard (goofy) side within seconds using the touch vision system.

 

http://youtu.be/uoPzyK73gXY

 

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Combine a Quick Surf System RAMFILL (No Pumps, No Delays, The largest, fastest filling, ballast system in the world) and CATS (Centurion Articulating Tracking System) for the best wakesurfing boat on the market today!

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Audionly101    37

I know many here on the crew dislike the idea of more things hanging off the back of the boat but you will grow to love it I promise you. The adjustably will give you quick on the fly changes that make for great waves. I personally would love to try a new boat with cats and a surf tab setup especially when you pair that with a great hull design.

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Kevin Baugh    73

Just another great option

Personally I NEED CATS and would like to have ram fill

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This is cool.. But, I think a lot of folks are going to question why Centurion hopped on the tab or surf system bandwagon.. I know Centurion has prided themselves on, and marketed the fact that their boats don't require transom mounted tabs or flaps. The reality is, at some point or another they were going to need to get after the trendy transfer, and I think that's what this is about. I'm willing to bet you'll still see the bulk of serious surfers listing the boat, but this option will be a nice feature and very marketable for the transfer and the appeal of not listing the boat. Also, this was the ONLY thing the other manufacturers had on Centurion. That was always the line, "well a Centurion can't instantly transfer, ours can".. I wonder what they'll say now! All in all, I think it's a good move. My only criticism is that'd I'd like to see them refined aesthetically.

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I was curious how long it before the cat came out of the bag. Now hopefully they can come up with a retro-fit kit to add them to existing 2014-2015 models?

 

Funny . . . . this is the 1st year I go against my rule of not ordering any boats until after the Jan. 1st and they come out with this.

 

^^^ Agreed with SSM NJ - better interior vinyl is what we needed most! At the Polar Bear the FS33 was the most popular boat and wave, however every comment from every rider stated the vinyl was a step below ALL of the other boats at the event.

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WakeDoc    488

I see it as having the best of both worlds, you can use ballast to list the boat and get a world class wakesurf wake that no other boat manufacture can touch or load all the RAMFILL and switch side to side in seconds. So many more options now to tune the wake with the Quick Surf System and CATS combination. Think about this, RAMFILL full on both sides, start on the goofy side, switch to port side using the Quick Surf System, then dump the starboard side RAMFILL on the fly for the monster port wave, refill the starboard side RAMFILL, switch back to goofy using the Quick Surf System, dump the port RAMFILL for the goofy monster wave, all without stopping the boat.

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WakeDoc    488

Now hopefully they can come up with a retro-fit kit to add them to existing 2014-2015 models?

 

My understanding is Centurion will not be offering a retro kit in the near future since this is a new design, all incoming stock will be used for 2015 production boats.

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Lak3surf3r    713

My understanding is Centurion will not be offering a retro kit in the near future since this is a new design, all incoming stock will be used for 2015 production boats.

My local dealer is at fineine right now for the classes and just text me to tell me that my 2015 FS44 that I already have will be retro fit with it in January as well.

 

I agree WakeDoc that its the best of both world and I will use it to its full potential listing and transferring. Its the one thing ive always felt was missing about my centurions and supremes and knew they would have to eat their words some day especially now that most competitions will be allowing wake transfers in the 2015 season. Centurion needed to be able to offer the same just to keep their competition sponsorship next season. I can do transfers on my friends G21 but I dont like the wave that their boat makes so having this on my FS44 will be perfect!

 

I also just texted Sean Cummings to see what he thought about its wave shape unlisted and he said he rode the FS33 that they have it on now and loved it. He is doing the R & D on the FS44 next week and will keep me posted on it.

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rockballer    162

SICK.... sucks since I just bought a new boat last season and then they release this... I just might have to upgrade allot sooner

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WakeDoc    488

they would have to eat their words some day especially now that most competitions will be allowing wake transfers in the 2015 season. Centurion needed to be able to offer the same just to keep their competition sponsorship next season.

 

Curious, what competitions are allowing wake transfers?

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WakeDoc    488

Supreme will be offered with it as an option as well.

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Lak3surf3r    713

Curious, what competitions are allowing wake transfers?

Im not sure the EXACT comps that will in 2015 but after the 2014 nationals allowing transfers in competition, all the buzz about nautique sponsored events 2015 season was that it will be allowed by the WWSC and im assuming Centurion wants in on that too. It would be a mistake not to, and this was a great decision by fineline. January cant come fast enough so I can get my FS44 retrofitted!

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rockballer    162

I highly doubt they will be making this option available on existing older models... why would they.. they want you to buy a new boat... Just like Malibu

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Lak3surf3r    713

I highly doubt they will be making this option available on existing older models... why would they.. they want you to buy a new boat... Just like Malibu

From what I was told by several people at the fineline meeting today is that it will available for FS models for retrofit, I have a 2015 FS44 that I got in September and I have confirmation from Todd and my dealer that It will be installed on mine in January for around $1500. Pretty sure they would do the same for 2015 supremes as well and being that the older FX and V226 lower hulls were the same prior to 2015 I dont know why they wouldnt offer them for those models. I dont know about other hull designs though or even how they are using different electronics for centurion and supreme since its controlled through the touch dash which supreme doesnt use.

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Lak3surf3r    713

especially now that most competitions will be allowing wake transfers in the 2015 season. Centurion needed to be able to offer the same just to keep their competition sponsorship next season.

Im not sure the EXACT comps that will in 2015 but after the 2014 nationals allowing transfers in competition, all the buzz about nautique sponsored events 2015 season was that it will be allowed by the WWSC and im assuming Centurion wants in on that too.

 

My apologies WakeDoc and anyone that read the above, but this was bad information I received and I was corrected that NO events are approved in 2015 for transfers as there are no rules for scoring them yet but just an option for riders to do them.

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DarksideR    1,678

 

That's all I gotta say.

LOL

 

I gotta see it in person. But my big concern is blood in my boat after people whack their shins on them! I think it'd be cool to do a transfer a couple times. But then I'd be over it. Maybe it'll help a listed boat? Time will tell

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That's all I gotta say.

LOL

 

I gotta see it in person. But my big concern is blood in my boat after people whack their shins on them! I think it'd be cool to do a transfer a couple times. But then I'd be over it. Maybe it'll help a listed boat? Time will tell

 

I some what agree with this.. The transfer is really a novelty, but it's about the only thing that Centurion didn't have on the competition when it comes to surfing, so from a business perspective it was necessary and smart. It's a good thing its an option I guess, I think you'll see a lot of the repeat Centurion buyers forgo the tabs, simply because of the fact that the transfer is a novelty and we know the boat puts out an amazing wave without them.. Either way its a good option to have available. Personally for my boat, I'd prefer a clean transom and a listed boat. This will definitely be a marketable feature for us as a dealer.

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DarksideR    1,678

 

I some what agree with this.. The transfer is really a novelty, but it's about the only thing that Centurion didn't have on the competition when it comes to surfing, so from a business perspective it was necessary and smart. It's a good thing its an option I guess, I think you'll see a lot of the repeat Centurion buyers forgo the tabs, simply because of the fact that the transfer is a novelty and we know the boat puts out an amazing wave without them.. Either way its a good option to have available. Personally for my boat, I'd prefer a clean transom and a listed boat. This will definitely be a marketable feature for us as a dealer.

Absolutely. I'm sure that this feature will give Fineline back some market share that they may have been losing due to people wanting this.... gimmick. I'm glad that it remains as an option. And I think it was a good move. Just wish it didn't look the way it does

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RhuntIII    557

Yes, it looks like they threw something together off the fly with no forethought.

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viking    481

WakeDoc - do you know if it it can be added to a boat currently in the build process?

I left a message with my dealer but haven't heard back. Its got me thinking now. I'm not necessarily sold on needing the surf system but more for resale down the road when it comes time to upgrade/sell again. Depending on price I might want to add it hear at the last minute if I have the ability?

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Where are you at in the build process? If the boat is in detail and ready to ship, might not happen unless it is a dealer retrofit. But, if its still being built, I'd bet they can make it happen. I'm sure the factory is expecting this sort of thing, seeing as this is what happens when a new option is introduced almost half way through a model year..

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shawndoggy    49

How can a tab that big not create list especially on a relatively more-prone-to-list-one-way-or-the-other deep v hull? It has to be tipping the boat.

 

And is there any assurance that the tabs won't interfere with a traditionally listed configuration?

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duramat    464

 

 

^^^ Agreed with SSM NJ - better interior vinyl is what we needed most! At the Polar Bear the FS33 was the most popular boat and wave, however every comment from every rider stated the vinyl was a step below ALL of the other boats at the event.

LOL Just wait till you try to have warranty work on it!

 

 

Mmmmm another tab...to tab or not to tab...that is the question

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WakeDoc    488

Couple more pics sent to me from Tracker Marine in Houston

 

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