I own a Epic 23V. My neighbour owns an AR240. The 232 is a very nice boat, I almost bought one. The fit and finish is among the best you will find, however, not as much bling as some. The boat is superb in chop or rough water. They are not glorified jet skis. In strong crosswind it is actually easier to dock the jet boat or put it on the trailer than my V-drive. You can definitely get a decent wake out of it if you weight it correctly. It backs up much better than any V-drive. It is a good, fun all-around boat.
What to look for:
Just like any other boat, hull damage, (ya, I know it is like new)
Engines should start instantly (fuel injected) and rev to 8,000 + rpm, balanced throttles. These engine run at high RPM, that is how they are designed.
The impellers should be smooth with no dents, chips or nicks. No vibrations.
Steering should be smooth side to side. Remember you need thrust to steer. Many people put nozzle rudders on as well, but you still need thrust. It takes a bit of practice, but maneuvering it is easily learned.
All switches and accessories work as advertised.
Check the jet-drive plugs, look for any shaft damage. As well, make sure they are always put back in correctly.
If I ever sell my wakeboat, I would probably buy a Yamaha - they are that good! I am sure they enjoy it immensely.
Go to the Surf section and do a search of my posts for my surf review.