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Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-22-2012, 4:06 PM Reply   
we only got four X30s this year all but one are pre-sold. That picture doesn't do the surf wake justice. And it's just as nice on the other side.
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-22-2012, 4:12 PM Reply   
That's too bad for all the people that hope for MC to fail.
Old    Darren Lamont (dlamont)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-22-2012, 5:46 PM Reply   
Hoping for boat companies to fail is bad for the industry and bashing other brands will never sell anyone more boats.
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-22-2012, 8:05 PM Reply   
323!
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-25-2012, 4:31 PM Reply   
Well it looks like it's time to bring back this old thread. After a difficult decision and a lot of research I decided to go with the Mastercraft X-30. There are a LOT of things I really like about this boat. Well today the X-30 I am having built started. Here are my first set of build pics. I can't wait to get this boat! Enjoy.
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Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-27-2012, 6:24 PM Reply   
Here are some more pics I got today. She is taking shape. Big shout out to MMS and MC for sending out me the pictures.
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Old    MD (monroeyd)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-27-2012, 7:19 PM Reply   
Looks good!
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-27-2012, 8:02 PM Reply   
starting to look like a boat... looking good.
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-02-2012, 6:40 PM Reply   
Got the third batch of pics today. Really starting to come together. We still have ice on our lake!
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Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-02-2012, 9:31 PM Reply   
the colors on this Halloween hull are awesome!
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-02-2012, 10:08 PM Reply   
Levi... I really love your interior color selections. There is something about a dark interior that really looks classy and sets it apart from the more common white based interiors. Nice job. Boat looks like a keeper!
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-03-2012, 7:24 AM Reply   
Thanks for the comments guys. I also really like the newer and darken MC interiors and their new Vinyl doesn't get super hot in the sun like the dark vinyl did on my Moomba. I'm also really looking forward to the rear flip seat. Only a couple weeks now!
Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-03-2012, 8:07 AM Reply   
wowzers, this looks nice! Let me know if you need some help testing it out this spring
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-03-2012, 8:24 AM Reply   
Trapper, If you are in Alberta come on out for a set! We ride on Sylvan and are always looking for people to ride with.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-03-2012, 9:27 AM Reply   
Mine is starting soon!
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Old    Trapper (canucked)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-03-2012, 9:28 AM Reply   
I'm in Edmonton, we have a place at a lake in sask that we typically are at during the summer (and where my boat stays), but we do end up at sylvan a few times a year as i have a few freinds that live there.

I'll bring some gas money...how much fuel does that ship need? 500 litres?
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-03-2012, 9:48 AM Reply   
Mike H, that is a sick looking X-30. The finished product will be mind blowing with all the fleck. make sure to post up some pics.

Trapper, I think it has a 65 gallon tank or something. i'm sure withbeing a 4500lb boat with 2000k+ in ballast she will drink some gas but thats what we bought her for. Seriously, if you are going to be in Sylvan hit me up and we'll go for a set. As you know Sylvan sucks on weekends especially during the day so we try to go morning or evening. Our Marina also have new owners with a plan to limit the marina to the public so they can build $30 million condos. True progress in my mind, limiting access to the lake for the common people, but not for the wealthy who own a million dollar condo. They have even hiked the launch fee to $40 a launch with no passes for locals. That's a lot of money over the course of a summer. Just garbage. I'm actually hoping people boycott our Marina.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-03-2012, 9:56 AM Reply   
Levi, thanks. I couldn't do the orange/black as one of my friends on the lack has that color combo. Orange/black looks fantastic on the water.

Dealer says spraying should start this week and promises pictures.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-03-2012, 10:23 AM Reply   
lack=lake :0
Old     (Xtreme_Aviator)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-03-2012, 11:31 AM Reply   
What is the name of that new fabric they are using? Any idea where to buy it?
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-05-2012, 3:42 AM Reply   
Any new pics? This should be hitting the water soon!
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-05-2012, 10:21 AM Reply   
See what you guys think of the black and red flake??
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Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-05-2012, 10:37 AM Reply   
Its hard to see the red fleck but I really like how the black and red combo come together on this boat, it looks awesome. Only thing I would have changed is to have black gel on the interior but up here in Canada we don't really have to worry too much about the heat of the dark gel, heck our lake still has ice!
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-05-2012, 10:40 AM Reply   
I just noticed that this black and red has different Gel coat lines then what can be designed on the build a boat and what i ordered. I really like it!
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-05-2012, 11:08 AM Reply   
Shhhh..

It's a secret gelcoat pattern!
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-05-2012, 11:31 AM Reply   
It's hard to get the flake to show up... Wrong time of day because the sun is not cooperating with me..
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Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       05-05-2012, 1:58 PM Reply   
You know, as much as I dislike mc the x30 is hard to hate. I hate the new tower but they're gel scheme is on point. Flame me for this if you'd like but the gel on this boat reminds of te new z3. If I had to pick the top 3 prettiest boats of the year I'd say z3, x30, and f24 take it home...
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-05-2012, 4:37 PM Reply   
I like. The red flake is hard to work with from an interior standpoint as none of the "reds" match exactly.

Is the bottom stripe a special option?

Its shows a nice line.
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-08-2012, 7:45 AM Reply   
This color scheme was the original prototype/idea. I asked MC to hook us up with the colors because of the way it had the stripes that follow the body lines..
I actually like this one a little better than the current build-a-boat scheme. Just personal preference...
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-08-2012, 7:47 AM Reply   
And I wasn't trying to hijack the OP.. just thought another X-30 to look at might help..
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-08-2012, 8:12 AM Reply   
That tower needs some color IMO. Black maybe? But then it would make the windshield frame stick out like a sore thumb.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-14-2012, 7:33 PM Reply   
Hey Levi! Did you take delivery yet?


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Old    Rick Hoag (rickB52)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-14-2012, 8:38 PM Reply   
I have seen this X30 in person - the red flake is awesome....

Craig - curious why you went with a MC trailer and not Boatmate like all others lately?

also - is this a customer boat or you guys putting it in inventory?
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-14-2012, 10:03 PM Reply   
Hi Mike H. I got a call from my dealer and I take delivery this friday! the whole family is excited. I will make sure to get some pics up as soon as I can. It seems like forever since I first started this thread.
Old    Brett Treiber (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-15-2012, 4:55 AM Reply   
Wake pics please!
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-15-2012, 8:28 AM Reply   
Hi Rick, the boat was ordered for a customer at the boat show. At the time, Boatmate didn't have the patterns to build the new X-30 so we went with a MasterCraft trailer.
The boat is here at the dealership while we get everything finished up.

We also got another X-30 in this morning (also sold) and i will get some pics of it when we get it uncovered.
Old    RPenner (pennery)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-15-2012, 8:30 AM Reply   
Hey Levi. We were out Surfing and Wakeboarding yesterday. Water temp was about 55 and the lake was smooth. Hopefully this weather sticks around for the weekend to get some break in hours on the new boat. Lets see some Pics when you get it.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-15-2012, 8:59 AM Reply   
Heading to Vancouver end of week, should i pack a surfboard !
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-15-2012, 9:00 AM Reply   
No pics of mine yet......
Old    RPenner (pennery)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-15-2012, 11:21 AM Reply   
I would...
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-18-2012, 6:31 PM Reply   
Picked it up today! Wow, the guys at Martin Motor Sports were good. A few minor issues but otherwise all good. Rushed home to find a storm brewing and the lake white capping. Didn't get many pics but I will get a bunch more this weekend. So far, the boat has met all my expectations. You can truly see how MC thought of all the little things. Now its time to ride it!
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Old    Rick Hoag (rickB52)      Join Date: Mar 2012       05-18-2012, 10:56 PM Reply   
Congrats Levi...

very nice - cant wait to see some pics in the water
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-19-2012, 8:26 AM Reply   
Another color combo...
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-19-2012, 8:33 AM Reply   
Craig, you have impeccable taste. That last one is custom isn't it? They don't offer that scheme exactly on the boat builder do they? Very clean look.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-19-2012, 8:44 AM Reply   
^^That color scheme is much better looking than the one they are offering on boat builder.
Old    Mike (slowwwflowww)      Join Date: Mar 2011       05-19-2012, 8:46 AM Reply   
THAT IS A SEXY BOAT.I think MC got it very right.Loving those lines
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-19-2012, 10:40 AM Reply   
We haven't had it on the water but here are some interior Pics. I really love the layout of this boat. Its really windy but hoping to get some water pics and wake pics if the wind dies down.
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-19-2012, 11:22 AM Reply   
Levi, that is awesome. So much better then the Nautique rear facing seat setup. I love that it can just be a huge bed basically. I also like that is it all connected and looks easy to move the seat around. REally loving the interior of the new X30 and the exterior lines are really starting to grow on me. It is a sexy boat for sure. Can't wait to see some pics on the water.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-19-2012, 3:25 PM Reply   
Levi, congrats! Looks fantastic.

Please get her wet quick and post some pics and impression!

Still painfully waiting on build pics.
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-19-2012, 4:40 PM Reply   
Thank you PolarBill.. I appreciate that compliment. I like that extra color much better myself. I think it adds to the scheme..

I'm the first to say that all of the MC's don't all have formula 1 handling but this boat was a home run for MC. The X-30 will be our best seller in 2013. I honestly smiled when I drove these boats. It's been a long time coming..
Drives awesome and priced right (relatively) in my opinion.

Our boats had 6.0L with ZFT4 towers..
Hoping for Z5 biminis soon!
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            05-19-2012, 4:57 PM Reply   
I havent been a MC fan in the past but 501, you're X30 looks bad***!! the color choices of everything is exactly what I would choose. Hopefully you get to get that thing in the water soon!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-20-2012, 6:43 AM Reply   
very very nice looking boat. VERY.

Clearly a canadian boat with the vinyl colors (ouch my thighs are on FIRE!), but it's really cool that you can get away with it there. Now let's see the pics of the wake on that machine!
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-20-2012, 7:47 AM Reply   
Finally got the boat out for the first ride. People, take an X-30 for test ride!

So my biggest concern of course was the wake. I couldn't wait to see it. On my 23' Moomba XLV the wake was finicky with weight side to side and always washy at slower speeds, fully weighted at like 23+ it was great. This was big concern for me since I take out a lot of beginners and both of my kids are learning to ride (4 &6). Here are 2 pics of the wake at only 20 MPH with NO ballast.... and it was good. Adding in 2-3k will be amazing. I didn't get a pic at like 23 with just factory ballast but it great, will try to grab a pic today. I noticed compared to my Moomba the plate made more of a difference in shaping the wake from steep to mellow. Break in hours are the worst!

I was so pleased to find the wake so clean and consistent. Shouldn't be long till I have some decent pics fully weighted.

And the surf wave was just sick. With only 400 lbs and a couple people it was long and very smooth. Everyone on the boat kept commenting on how long and clean it was and how it had a sweet curl at the end.

Today we are going to try and log a bunch more hours and perhaps get a tow in. Overall, I am pleased.
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Old    BTV (BTV)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-20-2012, 12:53 PM Reply   
Great looking boat and really cool interior with the fold down seat. Congrats!

Bet it was hard to not take a set with all that glass. Looking forward to hearing more about the wake.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-20-2012, 6:23 PM Reply   
I like the clamping board racks and the bow cover is sweet also.
Old    RPenner (pennery)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-24-2012, 3:28 PM Reply   
That is a Great Looking Boat Levi. Congrats on the purchase.
Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       05-24-2012, 4:09 PM Reply   
Awsome... The silver flake really shows in this photo. Did you have the bow cover added later or from the factory. I had mine added (forgot to order it with my order). Comes in realy handy during windy choppy days.
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       06-06-2012, 9:25 AM Reply   
Our newest X-30 hit the ground this morning....
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Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       06-06-2012, 10:02 AM Reply   
All these boats are incredible looking and I am jealous but they gotta come up with a better graphic. My eye goes right there I hate it. Other than that good gawd those are all incredible boats that I would kill to have.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-06-2012, 10:08 AM Reply   
I spy the Ferrari MB
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-06-2012, 10:10 AM Reply   
^^Agree. The swoop X is hideous.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-06-2012, 10:25 AM Reply   
Ours hit the dealer this morning. Should have her wet this weekend!
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Old    David Curtis (davez71)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-06-2012, 10:57 AM Reply   
thats a sweet combo. Same one I have on my 2012 X45. beautiful boat
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       06-06-2012, 11:14 AM Reply   
To be honest I don't love the X-30 graphic either. Im not sure abour going naked though...
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       06-06-2012, 11:26 AM Reply   
Do it Levi!!!!



Crappy paint edit but you get the idea.

Last edited by mark197; 06-06-2012 at 11:35 AM.
Old    Brandon Zubke (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       06-06-2012, 11:35 AM Reply   
The boat looks goregous levi, honestly I think it will great with or without the graphics. I'm glad to see mastercraft is making boats with colored decks.
Old    Mike H. (mim3)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-06-2012, 12:02 PM Reply   
Looks good with reflection, is it there or just a memory!
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       06-06-2012, 12:37 PM Reply   
Here is another graphic... It just happens to be on one of my favorite color schemes...
It has the drip molding up front instead of the X-30 style above
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Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       06-06-2012, 1:05 PM Reply   
Remove the X45 and center the Mastercraft and it would be spot on!
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-06-2012, 2:15 PM Reply   
While we are posting pictures of X-30's. Here is one that showed up at my dealership on Monday. I have already spent a few hours out in it and I could not be happier with the performance.
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Old    Bryan James (bjames)      Join Date: May 2012       06-06-2012, 2:44 PM Reply   
Those are some nice X30's
Old    Craig Emerton (craigtxmc)      Join Date: Oct 2008       06-21-2012, 3:00 PM Reply   
Well, we got another one......
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Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-21-2012, 3:09 PM Reply   
^^^thats CLEAN! is that x30 a decal or inGel?
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       06-21-2012, 3:16 PM Reply   
Craig, that is sick. Love it without the one different section towards the rear.
Old    Rick Hoag (rickB52)      Join Date: Mar 2012       06-21-2012, 4:16 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by migs View Post
^^^thats CLEAN! is that x30 a decal or inGel?
Decal. Remove for a super clean lok IMO
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-21-2012, 8:29 PM Reply   
get rid of that x30 sticker on the black and white one and that is the best looking MC i have seen besides the Gen3 Xstar
Old    Brett Treiber (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-22-2012, 4:53 AM Reply   
That last X30 is you're best work ever in my opinion. Sharp looking boat Craig. I'd love to have that one.
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-22-2012, 6:11 AM Reply   
Best MC I've seen in a while Craig! Now just put the Z5 cargo bimini on it when they become available and you'll have a winner there.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-22-2012, 6:19 AM Reply   
Damn that black and white one is the business.
Old    Cary Kalamajka (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-22-2012, 6:22 AM Reply   
I love this one!


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