We Say: MasterCraft's XT23 aims to be a crossover between the brand's premium X models and the entry-level NXT line while proving itself worthy of surf, wake and ski duty. The latter is a challenge, because the weight that makes for good boarding and surfing isn't the best for minimizing the wake for skiers. Yet we noted a surprisingly small wake at slalom speeds. Where the XT23 truly excels is at wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Credit the hull and primarily the boat's 2,600-pound ballast capacity, along with MasterCraft's optional Gen 2 Surf System ($6,820).