MB Sports knows its customers well enough to recognize what they want, and if the F23 Tomcat is any indication of those desires, space and performance top the list. The two-pronged bow design not only opens into a sizeable lounge, it also enhances this V-drive’s running surface for a more reliable performance in rough water. Everything about the Tomcat–from the graphics to the swim step–is new and unique to this model, but MB’s flair for stylish touches remains a constant. The 2,500-pound ballast system and customized tower reflect the wakeboard-oriented personality of all the boats in this line.
Drawing on his eclectic boat-design experience, Mike Brendel developed the F23 Tomcat with space, performance, style and function in mind. The two-pronged bow, a relic of Brendel’s days on the boat-racing circuit, is the feature that most differentiates the Tomcat from the rest of MB’s line, both in appearance and performance. Combined with the Extended Wake Plane hull, it’s designed to increase speed by trapping air at the front of the boat, as well as improve the running surface for more efficient turns. The result is a boat that is both predictable and agile no matter what the conditions present.
Twin ballast tanks with a total of 2,500 pounds, as well as a keel and rocker pattern designed to maximize wake performance, give advanced riders just what they need to perform at their best. What really stands out about the wake is its ability to give riders of all abilities a nice, controlled pop.
Dry weight: 4,300 lb.
Draft: 23 in.
Load capacity: N/A
Fuel capacity: 65 gal.
Storage capacity: 87 cu. ft.
Bow: 20 cu. ft.
Center: 35 cu. ft.
Rear: 32 cu. ft.
Platform: 17.5 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 31 in.
Sun-pad area: 19 sq. ft.
Base price: See local dealer
Engine: PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp
Prop: Acme 14 x 14.25 four-blade
Ballast: 2,500 lb. total
Two rear tanks: 1,250 lb. each
Tower: Custom Tomcat with lights
Racks: Swivel, clamp
Pylon: Retractable, swivel
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck, four speakers, six-channel amp, 10-inch subwoofer, XM satellite radio
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Billet aluminum insert, billet
steering wheel with hand-wrapped leather
Gauges: 5-inch Faria
Gas fill: Port rear
Cooler: 34 qt., center floor
Cup holders: 15, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Fiberglass, removable
Misc.: Bimini top
Graphics: Custom graphics package, in-mold gelcoat
Colors: Unlimited custom color options
Engine: PCM ZR6 V-8 6.0L, 375 hp
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow cover, two-speed transmission