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2006 Mastercraft X-Star
Flat out, the X-Star is the best wakeboarding boat you can own. Proof? Pro riders even the ones sponsored by other boat companies -- wont try new moves behind anything but the X-Star because they know it gives them the best chance of pulling off history. A 1080? Only behind an X-Star. Double half cab mobe? Ditto. Consumers know as much, naming the X-Star the Riders Choice two years in a row. Can the X Games, world championships, Parks Double or Nothing, pro wakeboard tour, Double Up del Noche or Dew Action Sports tour really be wrong in using the X-Star as their towboat of choice? Our question is: is it any wonder everybody else is still trying to play catch-up?
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i wakesurf and wakeboard off this bad boy...love evry minute of it and wouldn't own any other boat for these sports...if you can, this is the boat..you hear the hype, but it is plenty true
Reviewer: Gabe Fowler
I have ridden behind them all. But i have had 3 new X-Stars and i won't have any other wake boat. The wake is a little soft with standard ballast but load it down like the pro tour does and put the new 14-14 OJ prop on it....hands down, the biggest, best wake ever. For those of you doggin it: of course it handles like a tank when its loaded down. And it only takes water over the front if you don't know how to drive a boat that has weight in it.
Great boat, the hull is what alot of others are starting to copy! the pickel front help pervent alot of the over splash that the old front end use to take in. This is the boat that i feel most confident behind!
Reviewer: Chase Andrews
i bought a 2006 X-Star this year and it has been the best boat that i have owned! I have owned all Nautique in the past, a 1985 2001 ski, a 1999 ski, and a 2005 Super Air Team. The wake on this boat has increased my riding level so much. I am now landing 9's and 7's, where before there was no chance. I have ridden behind most every wakeboat out there and be far the X-Star is the best built and puts out the best wake hands down! It handles good for how much weight i have in it. When it is empty i would rate it a 5, but loaded it is a 4.
The best of the best...period
I PURCHASED A 06 XSTAR THIS YEAR. I HAVE OWNED 2 NAUTIQUES AND 1 MASTERCRAFT. FOR PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND BOATS, WE REALIZE THAT SOMETIMES WHEN WE ARE PUTTING IN LIKE 2K OF EXTRA WEIGHT, WE NEED TO SOMETIMES RE-PROP. SWITCHING TO A 14.24X14 PROP, IT TOOK CARE OF ALL WHOLESHOT AND HANDLING PROBLEMS LOADED DOWN. FOR PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT HANDLING, BUY A SKI BOAT. THIS IS A WAKEBOARD BOAT DESIGNED TO GO STRAIGHT AND PRODUCE THE BEST WAKE. FOR THOSE RIPPING ON THE XSTAR, GO BACK TO YOUR MALIBU AND BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SIT ON THE SEATS AS THE SEAMS ARE PROBABLY COMING APART.BUY IT AS IT HONESTLY IS THE PIONEER, AND BEST WAKEBOARD DESIGN/BOAT OUT THERE. ALL OTHERS ARE NOW CHASING!
this boat is over priced,the wake was not as great as everyone says,it handles like a tank,I feel like I wasted my time and money ,save your money buy any thing else
I have owned many boats and road behind almost every boat. I bought an 06 xstar with a 8.1 The mastercraft was alot of $ the reason why i chose the boat was #1 construction quality its a solid boat quiet running and no vibration. The Malibus sound like crap in anything but calm water they shake vibrate and rattle like everything is loose.#2 Wake quality (WAKEBOARD) You cant get a better wake its clean it carries far for dubble ups and you cant wash it out no matter how much wait there is. Surfing is great if you have alot of weight. I have around 100 hours on this boat and have only had it take water over the front 2 times and it was because the drive slowed down into the wake. If you take on water then you need to learn how to drive a boat. Handling is not that great but this boat was made to go 23 mph in a straight line. Planing is a little slow but i ride at about 7500 feet above sealevel with alot of weight. at about 4000 feet this boat jumps out of the water. I cant imagine how powerful it is on sealevel. My boat has had small sproblems but service is great i get the boat back the same day. I personaly think this boat was worth every penny for what i use it for (WAKEBOARD) if you are looking for a boat of this type i suggest just going to a mastercraft dealer and standing in one. THEN GO LOOK AT THE OTHERS AFTER. You will see the difference in quality. That is why i bought the xstar instead of any other boat. good luck
Reviewer: Shane Blaney
I only was trying to be honest with my rating, but I really don't like this boat. Plaining problems for one and nose dips real easy coming back for the boarder. The wake is sweet with weight in it. Kinda over rated if you ask me on the wake. We had 8 people in the boat and I felt squished. The back cabin area is pretty small and the bow is huge, but I find that nobody really like to be up there, cause of the water dipping in all the time. You have to have people in the bow to make the boat plain so that sucks. I really don't know how people rate this boat a five, they must not ride behind many other boats or just stuck on the Master Craft status.
AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME.i LOVE this boat, it has a couple problems, like plaining, but after a couple DAYS i figured EVERTHING out, there are alot of mistakes you can make [like buying a malibu over this boat] but if youve owned a boat before, you will have absolutely NO PROBLEMS. i STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU BUY THIS BOAT OVER ANYTHING ELSE, IT IS WORTH IT A THOUSAND TIMES OVER AGAIN, NOT TO MENTION HOW IT LOOKS, SO BUY IT.
Boat is way overpriced
this boat sucks! never get get a moomba or a supra
Reviewer: Kevin Conlon
This boat is amazing! Mine is white up front with the black back. I also have the MCX 350 hp. It kicks up an awsome wake with or without sacks. For wakesurfing I would strongly recomend filling a sack. Before buying the X-Star I was considering the X-45 because my home lake is big and can get pretty rough so i thought having two more feet would be nice. Not problem at all. I have only once have a wave come over and it was my own when i let a friend drive. I have also had a problems. My boat is one of the boats used for Double Up del Noche and had a little less than 30 hours on it at time of delivery. Some of the problems include 1 ballast pump not working, a different ballast tank always reads half when it's empty, the wheels on the trailer weren't straight and the Perfect Pass didn't turn on. My Mastercraft dealership fixed all free of charge. I had the boat back three days later.
Better than the X-45, but still not sold on Master Craft will have to test other boats to get a better idea. Like the wake, but doesn't handle as good as I thought it would. A lot of bow room, but not as much in the cabin area as other boats I am interested in.Sergio
Reviewer: Chad Curtis
Its a mastercraft need i say more
Abosultely the best wakeboard boat money can buy. Tower is tank like, Looks are extreme. The boat handles like a dream and is the most comfortable boat to ride in. The wake has the perfect ramp. Buy it in red and watch everyone turn their heads!
Reviewer: c dub
In the words of Mastercraft... Flat out, this is the best wakeobarding boat you can buy. I mean just look at it, it looks freakin SICK! and riding behind it is 10000000 times better than looking at it. Parks Bonifay is the only boarder to land and ride away from 1080's and double half cab mobe, and look what hes killin it behind.
Reviewer: Kyle B
this boat is sick.After rideing behind this boat any other boat is hard to do inverts behind.i have only riden with the standard ballast and 8 ppl in it at most and every time i love the wake.
Reviewer: Jim Hodges
Buy a Malibu and save your self from buying a piece of crap. I know someone that bought the 05 and can't get rid of it fast enough. He has taken it to the dealership 3 times and the boat still has the same problems it had when he first got it. Bad Ballast pump, electrical to his dash lights and speedo is not calibrated correctly. Plus it takes forever to plain and the bow bounces at every little wake. Driving it makes it hard to see whats in front of you cause it takes forever to plain. You could buy 2 Sangers and for the price of this boat and have two better boats than this one. Sorry for the Hate filled comments, but it really does suck.
THIS BOAT HAS SOME SICK GRAPHICS BUT IF YOU WANT A MASTER CRAFT THAN GET THE X-2. GET A MALIBI AND YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED!!!
sick boat, only boat i'll ride behind. Sickest wake out there. Most comfortable boat, can take 13 people out in my 05 x-star and have a great time of riding. If you are looking into investing in a wakeboard or wakesurfing boat this is definetly the one.
the best wakeboard boat out