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WSM: Who should buy this boat?
MasterCraft: Two types of people. First, the person who aspires to be a wakeboarder. Certainly anyone who wants to participate in venues like the X-Games, U.S Pro Tour, Van?s Triple Crown and Boardstock would benefit from riding behind an X-Star since we pull all those events. The X-Star is the boat to buy if you aspire to ride or compete at that level. The second type would be the parents of a young, aspiring wakeboarder who want to satisfy their desire to own quality while still satisfying the kids? desire to have a cool boat.
How does the X-Star differ from your other X boats?
We offer five wakeboard boats. The X-Star is different from the X-9 because it is a V-drive. It?s different from the X-5 because it is a little bigger. It has a flatter hull and a smoother ramp than the wake of the X-10. Both the X-10 and X-30 are more recreational in nature, and they displace more water because they are wider and heavier. The X-Star is by far the most dedicated wakeboard boat we have. It seems to displace the water best for wakeboarding at the line lengths better riders use. It has a narrower wake and all the way to the lip it?s a cleaner wake.
What makes this such a good wakeboarding boat?
The hull design and wake shape. The density of the wake is thick. You can push off of it. The lip seems to be good for the bigger spin tricks. I think the width is better. It?s a little smaller and narrower, which makes the perfect combo. At 90 inches wide, our riders have found it to be perfectly sized. The tower has been redesigned so there is no blind spot as there has been in years past. It?s also standard with a four-speaker plus subwoofer 300-watt waterproof Clarion CD sound system, which is pretty cool. You can get the tower speakers to trick it out even more. I think we offer the nicest extra gear.
Its 310hp EFI engine doesn?t bog down under heavy loads. When you push the throttle down, the X-Star responds. The multi-port option performs even better. Our three-piece sundeck is perfect for hanging out. The Triple KGB system, which is an internal tank in the middle ski locker that holds 400 pounds plus two tanks in the back that hold 200 pounds each, fills in about five to seven minutes. We still give you enough room for a board or storage. You can still fit more weight in the back if desired.
Length 20ft. 7in.
Beam: 90 in.
Fuel capacity: 33 gal.
Seating capacity: 10
Test prop: 14 in. OJ 4-blade
Test engine: Indmar LTR VRS 5.7L EFI
Base price: $44,600
Top speed 44.8 mph 5,200 rpm
Accel to 22 5.1 sec.
Accel to 36 8.21 sec.
Accel to 30 to 36 4.09 sec.
Noise levels (db)
Idle 60 D 62.5 R
22 mph 78 D 81.5 R
You can?t get much better behind-the-boat action than the X-Star provides. With the Triple KGB system filled, you have a wake to satisfy most riders. Add some additional weight in the forward ski locker and half a sac on each side of the engine and you are at world-class level. The tower complements the wake, giving rock-solid pull and easy breakdown.
Shape/Transition: Rampy, smooth
Ability to hold speed: Excellent
Driving Double-Ups: Solid
Ballast fill time: 5 min. 2 sec.
Ballast Balancing Qualities: Yes
On the Water
| | Wake
| | Unweighted
| | Factory Weight
| | Weighted
| | Wake Size
| | 4
| | 2.5
| | 1
| | Lip
| | 3
| | 2
| | 1
| | Tracking/Stability
| | 2
| | 2
| | 1.5
SCALE: 1 World class, 2 Tournament quality, 3 Suitable for experts, 4 Suitable for advanced recreational use, 5 Suitable for recreational use.
The X-Star is high profile, but this boat doesn?t rest on reputation alone. Storage is large enough to hold up to a 140-cm wakeboard. The driver?s seat is raised from last year?s positioning, so visibility is further improved. The gauges are easy to read and the graphics on the dash give it added appeal. The power receptacles in the front and back of the boat and a factory hose are convenient for filling extra fat sacs.
The X-Star is a unique combination of flash and class that can hold its own in any arena. But it dominates for riding. The undisputed wakeboarding pedigree of the X-Star combined with the MasterCraft construction and refinements create a wakeboarding boat that approaches perfection. First, the wakes are ideal and easily adjusted for any level of rider using the internal KGB weighting system. The sweeping lines of the Zeroflex Flyer tower add to the performance and looks of this boat. Its comfortable seating, sweet dash, killer handling and super-convenient internal soap gun are just a few of the highlights. Amazingly, all the extras ? as nice as they are ? play second fiddle to the wake itself.
100 Cherokee Cove Dr.
Vonore, TN 37885-2129