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timmyb 09-06-2013 6:54 PM

What, no thread on the Centurion CX44 yet?
 
:D I know some of you have had to see it by now!

timmyb 09-06-2013 7:04 PM

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Here's some. I'm not saying a word!

Jmorlan 09-06-2013 7:05 PM

Do. Not. Want.

Ever.

boardman74 09-06-2013 7:15 PM

Is that the drivers compartment from the bat-mo-boat? I love the throw pillows!!

brycejb328 09-06-2013 7:25 PM

Ahhhhh... is it.. umm no... ohh i get it... nope... wait... (takes a drink of beer)... someone please explain

wakebordr11 09-06-2013 7:27 PM

surf functionality, that boat is a beast...

surffresh 09-06-2013 7:28 PM

guy in the second pic looks like he's thinking, something just ain't right here, just sayin

tnvolgrad 09-06-2013 7:34 PM

Gay - I bet they hired the same douche bag that designed the Mastercraft tower to design this POS.


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dezul 09-06-2013 7:36 PM

My initial thought was "john boat". Worthless boat.

wakebordr11 09-06-2013 7:41 PM

If there is storage under the seats from stern to bow, imagine the dong shaped enzo sac that will go down the side. It will be like 2500# in a single bladder.

bryce2320 09-06-2013 7:45 PM

That's a big dong :eek::o:p

davez71 09-06-2013 7:45 PM

It doesn't matter how much weight the boat can hold. It's still the ugliest wake/surf boat I have ever seen.

bryce2320 09-06-2013 7:46 PM

That boat is awful though.

newty 09-06-2013 8:28 PM

Wouldn't be so bad if they did more of a inland salt water mastercraft-esq style but the little bubble driver console reminds me of a mid fifties concept slash Simpsons contraption. Y-U-K!

hatepain 09-06-2013 8:37 PM

If they set out to build an ugly ass boat well hey look here home run jack.

v10rider 09-06-2013 8:49 PM

What the heck is that?

zap 09-06-2013 9:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davez71 (Post 1843552)
It doesn't matter how much weight the boat can hold. It's still the ugliest wake/surf boat I have ever seen.

CSX was pretty darn ugly,

But I think your right.....

xstarrider 09-06-2013 9:04 PM

Holy train wreck. That is awful. It could be the biggest, most perfect shaped wake and I still would never even drop 10k on it. Holy crapola

Tnsatbhs 09-06-2013 9:07 PM

Wow is all I can say... Honestly one of the ugliest boats I have ever seen.

kronoss 09-06-2013 9:23 PM

Nobody can deny the fact that it got most "views" at surfexpo! I honestly had to look at it about 5 times until i believed my eyes, I thought it was a deck boat at first.

Very curious on the price of it.

jk13 09-06-2013 9:24 PM

So... Ferrari themed front end complete with carbon fiber scoops. Then drop something that reminds me of Guido from the movie Cars in the middle of it. Seems legit.

I'm sure the parasail companies at resorts will love them. Throw pillows and all.

kronoss 09-06-2013 9:27 PM

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Here is another pic of it.

Houstonshark 09-06-2013 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bryce2320 (Post 1843551)
That's a big dong :eek::o:p

Just like you like it Bryce!

nailem 09-07-2013 6:51 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but it is a concept boat not production. Just like concept cars that are far out there. I love a company that is thinking outside the box.
Don't get me wrong it is ugly but ideas are born from ideas.

grant_west 09-07-2013 7:18 AM

Mabey my phone is not showing me what others are seeing but I don't see it as That diffrent looking then all the other pickle fork style boats out. And that's saying I don't think it looks bad Looks like the driver is moved to the center and the front is a Bit longer but that's about it I don't see it as ULGY as everyone says.
The word ULGY & Boats needs to be reserved for WAKECRAFT. I think that had to be one of the most stupid fugly looking boats to EVER hit the water but yet I saw a lot of people here on W/W saying they look great. "Well what do you know" I guess if you plasti dipped it ( people here seem to love plasti dip) all black with green highlights so it looked like a can of monster energy drink people here would love it.

hatepain 09-07-2013 7:41 AM

Yeah I don't think your phone is showing you what others are seeing. Is not the exterior that is so ugly but the interior. The layout is just goofy and the console drive outside of the fishing boat work just didn't work. Is to utilitarian.

Bamabonners 09-07-2013 7:42 AM

Ugliest. wakeboat. Ever.

Khyber 09-07-2013 8:28 AM

I like that they are trying to think outside the box, but looks like the
offspring of a wakeboard boat and bay boat

machloosy 09-07-2013 8:30 AM

The front looks like a Pagani Zonda. I bet it will surf like a beast. Hope it's a concept.

boardman74 09-07-2013 8:39 AM

Maybe a dumb question and maybe its missing because its a nonworking concept boat, BUT where is the throttle?

priszkid 09-07-2013 8:54 AM

I'm betting the throttle is a barefoot gas pedal

MCObray 09-07-2013 10:13 AM

It's good to be different. I'd surf it.

john211 09-07-2013 10:44 AM

I like it. It's fine. But it's not making me jump out of my shoes and its novel concepts are not going to make me buy it.

I can see the huge playpen being attractive to some buyers. I do not like that the only seat back facing forwards is in front of the driver. Preferably there would be some pop up seat backs flanking forward view of the center console.

Also, either the center console or the driver's seat must not be centered (or so it appears). It looks like the driver must enter the seat from port side only, as the seat is too cramped against the starboard side. And neither do I see a throttle, although it may be there hidden by the wall of the center console. What is absolutely missing is an arm rest for the right arm.

I also wouldn't have the center console wrap so fully around the driver. The only thing I would hate on that boat (that comes to mind right now) is the vertical frame down the center of the windshield.

I think the throw cushions are meant to be suggestive of what purposes such a roomy playpen serves. And I bet that that aspect alone will be it's biggest distinguishing factor among all other surf boats. And that might make it sell, despite the weight of opinion above. However, since this is a men's only site, we haven't got much feedback from the other half of the boat riding population.

Overall, I think that boat might do well for Centurion. If a friend or family member were shopping for it, I wouldn't discourage. I would probably encourage them and be sure to ask to drive it some day. I've never driven a center console anything, and wonder what that would be like.

john211 09-07-2013 11:25 AM

It also looks like that providing a rear view mirror is going to take a miniature engine-lift style arm off the tower. If this boat is is a concept boat, I'd have the designer toy with the idea of broadening that center console, and at least having the sidewalls recede forwardly so the driver can swing his or her feet in.

The more I look at this boat, the more I actually appreciate aspects of it. Also, that first picture, I like the lines of the boat as seen by persons outside of the boat. But the center console as it is ... is too jet ski for me ??? I can't put my finger on it ... too Harley-Davidson ??? when I wouldn't want that on a boat. It seems like the only isolated spot on the boat for anybody is the helm ... and there the driver sits in a virtual cone of silence (ie., from Get Smart).

meathead65 09-07-2013 3:06 PM

Us old folks might think it shares some of its unique looks with the original Centurion specialty wake boat, the Wave, circa 96 or so?

chattwake 09-07-2013 7:13 PM

Those interior pieces in the front look like orange dongs.

CarZin 09-07-2013 8:14 PM

It is a concept boat. It likely will change a lot for the release, if it is released. As a centurion owner, I hate it.

They would do better to build a 25 foot Enzo.

Gnargnar 09-07-2013 11:00 PM

Chatt I didn't see the dongs at first, can't stop laughing now haha

joeshmoe 09-08-2013 6:10 AM

"I like it. It's fine."

xstarrider 09-08-2013 9:05 AM

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Originally Posted by chattwake (Post 1843630)
Those interior pieces in the front look like orange dongs.

Oh man I will never see this boat the same way again.

hco 09-08-2013 10:27 AM

Complete wrap-around seating with no rear-facing seats or backrests. Great idea, glad to see Centurion is really trying to make the worst boat ever.

grant_west 09-08-2013 1:29 PM

I agree about the cramped drivers cockpit. If this boats main purpose is surfing take a look at how most drivers sit when you drive. Sideways. Why would they make the cockpit so that sitting sideways was very hard???. Another thought came to mind. Remember the Side by side Jet Ski's that had a steering wheel that you could slide from right to left so the driver could hand the wheel to the passenger or vice/versa so that depending on what side the boat was leaning the driver could sit or switch position to best suit them.I Was thinking about a very simple drivers cockpit that had almost NO helm. Just the bare minimum sicking up and making it possible to walk or move fully around the helm. This would allow the driver to sit anyway he or she felt comfortable. I to agree centurion is often the first to come out with new Ideas but often the last to profit from them. They are great inventors but others always seem to refine their ideas and market them better. The Orignal wake surf boat "The Wave" was a center seat. Years later Mastercraft had a center console off shore boat. I think it' was the CCX? Concept boats are a great idea it give company's a chance to see what the market us thinking and mabey have the public offer up some ideas the company may have over looked.

phathom 09-08-2013 6:15 PM

I personally love the design of it. The more interior space you can get, the better. I think it's a very innovative and awesome design. Plenty of seating, comfortable seating. It reminds me of a lounge area more than a boat. The only place you REALLY need any of the mechanical stuff is in the center of the boat.
As it is now, when surfing, the driver stands in the middle of the boat and steers when surfing regular so the weight evens out more.
I'm guessing it also has plenty of under seat storage and plenty of ballast underneath the floor. I would LOVE to have a boat like this.
It's different, but that's why I like it.

Ttime41 09-08-2013 6:37 PM

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Originally Posted by phathom (Post 1843709)
I personally love the design of it. The more interior space you can get, the better. I think it's a very innovative and awesome design. Plenty of seating, comfortable seating. It reminds me of a lounge area more than a boat. The only place you REALLY need any of the mechanical stuff is in the center of the boat.
As it is now, when surfing, the driver stands in the middle of the boat and steers when surfing regular so the weight evens out more.
I'm guessing it also has plenty of under seat storage and plenty of ballast underneath the floor. I would LOVE to have a boat like this.
It's different, but that's why I like it.

Well, if Centurion uses this thread for market research they can conclude that 1/43 people like this boat :D

phathom 09-08-2013 6:52 PM

For Centurion, 1/43 is far more than enough for them to start production. When one guy (who happened to be the CEO) wants a huge I/O wakeboat for surfing and they make a new model just for that, 1/43 people is like 1,000,000x more popular than that. I'd expect to see them in full production in a week of viewing this thread :p

nautiquesonly 09-09-2013 7:59 AM

If I were a dealer of another brand, I would make sure to get a spot next to the centurion booth at the boat show. That turd would improve your sales for sure.

wakedaveup 09-09-2013 8:09 AM

Not really a "new" design, remember the MC CSX?

wakedaveup 09-09-2013 8:10 AM

CSX was a little more "cross sport extreme" and this boat appears to be dedicated to surfing, but still center console concept.

behindtheboat 09-09-2013 12:45 PM

What happens when you go over surfing speed? Everything flies out, that's what happens.

phathom 09-09-2013 12:47 PM

^ Why would you ever want to do that?

timmyb 09-09-2013 12:52 PM

Anyone know if it's just a concept?

norcalrider 09-09-2013 1:32 PM

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Originally Posted by wakedaveup (Post 1843772)
CSX was a little more "cross sport extreme" and this boat appears to be dedicated to surfing, but still center console concept.

CSX was also configured similarly to other center console boats with a standing console and leaning post type driver's position.

bobenglish 09-09-2013 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nailem (Post 1843588)
Correct me if I'm wrong but it is a concept boat not production. Just like concept cars that are far out there. I love a company that is thinking outside the box.
Don't get me wrong it is ugly but ideas are born from ideas.

Agreed. Radical, yes. Ugly, maybe. But I like that they threw it out there. Congrats to Centurion.

CarZin 09-09-2013 2:16 PM

"Anyone know if it's just a concept? "

yes, as stated above at least twice, it is a concept boat.

kronoss 09-09-2013 2:28 PM

I would love to see a concept where its more like a car, where you have the winshield all the way in the front of the boat, with cockpit, and then full wrap around seating around the boat, with the driver sitting in the middle front area, with a swivel seat.

Jmaxymek 09-09-2013 2:37 PM

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Originally Posted by kronoss (Post 1843879)
I would love to see a concept where its more like a car, where you have the winshield all the way in the front of the boat, with cockpit, and then full wrap around seating around the boat, with the driver sitting in the middle front area, with a swivel seat.

Has to be ejector seats.

tommyg 09-09-2013 2:40 PM

I think it's the perfect boat for napping! Rest your head against an orange dong, stretch out, and nap away!

tonyv420 09-09-2013 3:00 PM

Dislike!!!! That thing is effin ugly!!!

trayson 09-09-2013 3:15 PM

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Originally Posted by phathom (Post 1843855)
^ Why would you ever want to do that?

Um, because you want to get from the launch to your surf spot quicker!! come on, haven't you paid attention to anything all the times I've taken you out on the water????

Same reason why bass boats have huge engines. To get there quicker.

timmyb 09-09-2013 3:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarZin (Post 1843878)
"Anyone know if it's just a concept? "

yes, as stated above at least twice, it is a concept boat.

There's no confirmation in any of those posts, that's why I asked. There's only speculation from what I can tell.

CarZin 09-09-2013 5:23 PM

It's not speculation. Heard it direct from someone who attended and got all the information direct.

LKASurfing 09-09-2013 5:34 PM

Bri Chmel stated on her Facebook page that it was a concept boat.

Congrats to any boat manufacture for pushing boundaries with boat design!


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