Wakeboarders make their
own rules. That's why we wanted to let them make their own boat.
we started with a clean slate and asked 'boarders around the world
what they wanted in a boat. Together, we thought of everything.
And the result is the phenomenal X-Star. Today it is the tow boat
for ESPN's X-Games, the Wakeboard Pro Tour, the Vans Triple Crown,
the Wakeboard World Cup, Boardstock, the European Wakeboard Pro
Tour and other havens for the certifiably outrageous.
The X-Star has a perfectly
shaped wake - phat and crisp. To produce it, we put the engine
in the rear, which drives the stern deep into the water. But the
X-Star has more than the perfect wake. It's loaded with standard
equipment, including the KGB (Keeline Gravity Ballast System)
an internal electric water ballast system that fills with
more than 400 pounds of water. We placed the tank low on the centerline
for a lower center of gravity. The result is better handling and
maneuvering than you'll get with a side tank system.
Then, of course, there's
the ZeroFlex™ Flyer, the strongest tower on the market. And don't
forget the upgraded Clarion¨ stereo system, raised driver's seat
for maximum visibility, a Ready-To-Rumble removable jump seat
and a special clothing package. Even
the swim platform has been raised to make it easier to strap your
board on. The swim platform includes the new teak transom saver,
designed to protect your board and boat against
Of course, the X-Star
also delivers like a pro when you're out for a slalom, jump or
trick run. Just empty the KGB water ballast system and hit the
throttle for ideal, soft, smooth wakes. The X-Star comes standard
with 1.5:1 gear reduction on the transmission, reducing engine
wear and delivering infinitely better speed control at wakeboard
When it's time to kick
back after your run, stretch out on the huge sun pad or the new,
plush seating. For 2000, we've wrapped the seating all the way
around the boat, from the observer's seat to the rear, where it
ends in a convenient molded-in exit/entry step. And
since wakeboarders like to show off, there's plenty of space in
both the cockpit and the deep, roomy open bow for a big audience.
The MasterCraft X-Star:
It's the phatest and sickest board boat around. (And that's a