I know this is a very hard comparison and comes down to each person and how the individually feel about each boat, but I'm in the market for a new boat and just narrowed down and finished testing the Malibu 24 MXZ, Nautique G25, and Mastercraft X46. They are all amazing boats, and it has become very difficult to make the decision. I live in Miami so the boat would be used down here for day cruising, wake boarding, and wake surfing, also some of the family does do slalom. I have found that the MC is more comfortable and more luxurious I think the build quality is superior on that boat but driving all three they are equally good boats. None of us are master wake boarders its mostly recreational and think that the differences on wakes etc are not important, but it would be nice to know which would handle a skier easier than the other and which is a better all around boat.