agree with everything Kraig says except:
a V-Drive is designed and engineered for wakeboarding.
i'm sure V-drive ski boat mfrs would love for us to believe this, but the Vdrive ski boat idea happened way before wakeboarding. the design just happened to work very well for the new sport. same goes for at least 3 of the top so-called "wake specific hulls".
the hulls were still designed to make as little wake as possible, with some tradeoffs for comfort, storage, etc - all the other things in addition to the huge wakes that boarders like.
it even took the mfrs a while to realize the value of the design - the first Xstar (97?) was a DD.