Tons of people are going to tell you to get a v-drive, and that you can still ski behind it and make due but like it for the room and blah blah blah. If the ski wake actually matters, that is the 2nd or 3rd best older boat to go with for best of both worlds. It can create a nice board wake, and being Direct drive at faster speeds will have an okay ski wake. This boat will lean more to the board side of things for wake though. Back in '98 my family looked at the Air, and had similar needs. It was bigger, bulkier and more expensive at that time, so it was less desirable for skiing than a MC 205 (best all around boat ever made), so they went with that.
Long story short, that is one of a few boats that would best meet your needs, and being the Air version is a plus