Length 22 ft. 3 in.
Beam 100 in.
Seating capacity 12
Fuel capacity 57 gal.
Test prop OJ 14×20 4-blade stainless
Test engine Indmar Vortec L-18 8.1L EFI, 450 HP
Top speed 52 mph 5,400 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 4.6 sec. 114.8 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 6.3 sec. 198.7 ft.
Noise levels (db) Neutral 65 D 66 R, 36 mph 89 D 92 R
Our prediction for 2003: The year will go down in history as the
dividing line between wakeboarding pre-X-Star and post-X-Star.
Two years in the making, MasterCraft’s all-new X-Star
model is that revolutionary. These were the biggest, cleanest wakes
we had ever seen, with smooth transitions and ramps calibrated to
perfection. Advanced riders will be able to grab more air, and look
for envelope-pushing tricks and feats that will make people say,
“I never knew you could do that!”
For this major step forward, credit the redesigned hull, named
the AP-1 for “Anything’s Possible.” It has a
tapered V bottom that’s more than 1 ½ feet wider than
in the previous incarnation of the X-Star, renamed the X-2 for
2003. The stern features four terraced chines that sculpt and
perfect the wake amplitude, especially when you take advantage of
the revamped Pure Vert liner ballast system in the center and rear
to load up with more than 1,000 pounds of water weight. The Perfect
Pass Wakeboard Edition, which comes standard, ensures an even drive
to complement the boat’s exceptional handling.
If the X-Star’s performance is the cake, its interior is
the icing. The bow has a new SuperFly front design, unique in the
X-Series, that allows front access and lets passengers spread out
and face the rear to watch the air show behind the boat. Wraparound
seating amidships offers comfortable lounging and plenty of
tucked-away storage, including a dual-access compartment under the
observer’s seat and an in-floor ski locker. Repositioning the
ballast bladders has opened up storage space under the triple-hatch
sun pad. The larger interior accommodates six marine speakers with
the Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo system.
To top it off, the tweaked Zero Flex Flyer tower has one
thick tube, rather than two thinner ones, and four board racks with
clamps, rather than straps. The changes spill over onto the sides
of the boat, where new hull graphics scream out that you’re
driving an X-Star. But believe us, those next-generation wakes will
scream for themselves.
•New AP-1 hull generates high-end, big-air wakes that could
revolutionize wakeboarding and take tricks to new heights.
•Refined liner-ballast system frees up storage space while
allowing for well-placed additions of up to 1,000 pounds of water
•Two-point bow expands seating for passengers, allows front
access and houses a built-in cooler.
•Dual-access storage compartment under observer’s
seat fits two wakeboards and gear.
•New tower has sleek one-bar design and easy-to-use board
•X-Pod gauge housing in driver’s console complements