View Full Version : 2003 Nautique 196

01-07-2012, 11:20 AM
$24,500. This is one of the worlds foremost 3 event boats! Built to slalom ski, trick and jump the 196 also carries enough speed for barefooting. Powered by a PCM Marine 5.7 Liter Excalibur engine with 330 horsepower this boat has all of the power you will ever need and with only 302 hours she's just getting broken in. This boat includes a two part ballast system and Spider tower to help elevate the rope for barefooting, wakeboarding and trick skiing.

The Ski Nautique 196 is an excellent closed bow ski boat. This boat includes the following
Perfect Pass Cruise Control
Two Part Ballast System
Wakeboard Tower
Stereo System
CD Changer
Single Axle Trailer
Boat Cover

Midwest MasterCraft is an authorized PCM service center which means we can care for your gorgeous Correct Craft Ski Nautique for as long as you own her.

Midwest MasterCraft can fully outfit this boat to your needs including adding a plumbed in ballast system or a wakeboard tower speakers. Our professional Service Department offers complete customization of your inboard boat.

east tx skier
01-07-2012, 12:33 PM
Ooooh, spyder tower. Don't see too many of those. Cool boat.

01-07-2012, 12:37 PM
Dang nice boat.

01-07-2012, 02:50 PM
Like the tower. Love the boat! Never seen balast in a pure ski boat. That would be nice for some evening surfing!

east tx skier
01-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Those towers were available in 2003 only. Used for Ski Fly. My local dealer had one at one point, but not sure if he sold it.

01-07-2012, 07:45 PM
I like it. I'm far from a tower person but, do like the looks of the "spider". Is that a fair price?

Double D
01-07-2012, 08:41 PM
Very nice! Same scheme as my bothers 04. Why did they only offer that tower for one year??

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01-07-2012, 11:37 PM
I was thinking that was folded up when I first looked at it. I am not a fan of that tower, it looks like a pain and would not make much of a difference from using the pylon.

Surfing behind a 196? Can that be done?

01-08-2012, 01:57 AM
Very nice boat...

Wait....the tower is all the way up?

01-08-2012, 02:42 AM
That is a crazy looking tower...never seen it before. Did nautique have a short tower any other years?

east tx skier
01-08-2012, 02:05 PM
That is a crazy looking tower...never seen it before. Did nautique have a short tower any other years?

I think 03 is it. I don't recall seeing anything comparable in subsequent years.

01-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Never seen that tower. I like it. Any more pics of it? Looks like just the attachment point protrudes to the back? ie. driver and observer won't hit their heads?

01-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Definitely an interesting tower.

east tx skier
01-08-2012, 06:40 PM



01-09-2012, 03:03 PM
The bottom of the tow connection has a molded padding so you don't crush your skull if you stand up into it. It's actually not as bad to move around as I thought.

In regards to surfing I've never surfed a 196 but the family that traded this boat in did. They wanted a better surf wake which was the reason they upgraded, the boat is in excellent condition inside and out.

01-09-2012, 04:03 PM

I think you should just rent it out. I'll take it for June?:D

01-09-2012, 05:20 PM
Very cool boat.

But, all towers are ugly. ;)

01-10-2012, 12:26 PM

I'll see what I can do for ya!