By Brett Becker
Supra Launch 24SSV BROstock Edition: Almost Like Mike
Supra's new Liquid Force BROstock Edition lets you ride like the pros.
For several years, Nike ran a commercial that said you could like be “Like Mike,” by wearing the same shoes he did. As if you could get as high a vertical leap as Michael Jordan from a pair of sneakers.
Well, the new Supra Launch 24SSV BROstock Special Edition promises essentially the same thing, that you can ride behind the same boat as the pros on tour. But there is one key difference. With 1,950 pounds of ballast, the BROstock Special Edition really will get you the same big air as the pros. Whether you stick the move is entirely up to you.
On top of all the other great features you get with the Supra Launch 24SSV, the new BROstock Special edition includes custom gelcoat and a vinyl wrap with special graphics, the aforementioned ballast package, five-channel amplifier, a subwoofer, four-speakers on a light bar on the Rad-a-Cage tower and dual batteries to power it all. There is more to it, but the above listed items are the highlights.
“Liquid Force is so stoked to have Supra as a partner moving forward in our BROstock events,” said Tony Finn, founder of Liquid Force. “The new Liquid Force BROstock boat will be towing the world’s top athletes at BROstock. It’s going to be insane! The BROstock boat encompasses the spirit of the event and is for the riders that want to have the most fun on the water.”
Useful but nonetheless cool features include the matching black trailer with 18-inch wheels, including a spare, black and stainless-steel rubrail and a new 340-hp CAT ETX MPI 5.7-liter engine from Indmar. Equipped with catalytic converters, the new Indmar engine is one of the cleanest-burning V-8s on the water.
The BROstock Special Edition measures 24-feet long without the swim platform, 8 feet 6 inches abeam and holds up to 16 people. It weighs 3,950 pounds before you add ballast-be sure to drain the system before towing the boat home-and holds 52 gallons of fuel, which means you can have a day’s worth of fun without having to stop for gas.
Base price for the 24SSV is $61,595 plus $11,995 for the Liquid Force BROstock Special Edition. For more information, call 800-320-2779 or visit www.supraboats.com.
- Brett Becker is a freelance writer and photographer who has covered the marine industry for 15 years. In addition to covering the ski boat and runabout markets for Boats.com, he regularly writes and shoots for BoatTrader.com. Based in Ventura, Calif., Becker holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in mass communication from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.