For style purists who prefer a traditional bow design to the more radical pickle fork, the MasterCraft X-15 is sure to please. But while its looks are classic, there’s nothing old-school about the performance. For recreational skiers operating at long line lengths, the MasterCraft X-15 is a true crossover candidate. Riders can ramp up a quality wake with just the stock ballast, and with all that water weight in subfloor hard tanks, wake surfers can tweak the distribution to suit their purpose, too.
INSIDE THE BOAT
With a 100-inch beam, the MasterCraft X-15 is wide and roomy for its class. There’s a 36-quart cooler and pass-through storage on the port side, and the helm comes standard with the VDIG (Video Digital Gauge) nerve center that puts all the controls in one convenient module.
BEHIND THE BOAT
The MasterCraft X-15 has a very impressive wakeboarding wake in its nimble sub-22-foot size class. We liked our session behind the X-15 the best with a 70-foot line. That’s where we found the wake to be the perfect width, with just the right amount of kick off the top.
Dry Weight: 3,575 lb.
Standard Engine: MasterCraft Power Vortec RTP-1 5.7L, 310 hp
Storage: 116 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 2,325 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 45 gal.
Ballast: 890 lb. (one 250-lb. bow tank; two 320-lb. center tanks)
1. Captain’s Throne: Drivers will appreciate this swivel chair with padded bolster.
2. Classy Vinyl: New for 2009, the Diamond Pleat upholstery looks and feels upscale.
3. Serious Sound: JL Audio amplifiers and subwoofer come standard on the X-15.
Length: 21 ft. 8 in.
Beam: 100 in.
Bow Width: 60 in.
Bow Length: 70 in.
Floor to Tower: 72 in.
Gunwale Height: 30 in.
Main Lounge: 65 sq. ft.
Sun Pad: 19 sq. ft.
Platform: 14 sq. ft.