As MB Sports’ flagship wakeboard boat, the F23 Tomcat is designed with hard-core performance in mind and crafted with small-shop attention to detail. For 2009, MB Sports surpassed their already high standards by redesigning the hull and relocating the underwater gear for improved wake shape consistency and upgraded surf wake. The gravity-filled, hard-tank ballast system — which tops out at 2,400 pounds and fills faster than any in the industry — is another solid selling point. Serious riders will find so many reasons to buy an MB Sports F23 Tomcat.
INSIDE THE BOAT
For 2009, the MB Sports F23 Tomcat’s dash moved 18 inches forward, creating even more room in the lounge and cockpit. Drivers will appreciate the low-profile dash with prominent gauge lineup, billet throttle knob and the 10-inch subwoofer located directly behind the swivel captain’s chair.
BEHIND THE BOAT
If the MB Sports Tomcat 23′s wakes were compared to a sandwich, it would have lots of meat. You get advanced-level wakes right out of the box with the 2,400-pound, quick-filling ballast tanks. The wakes are well-defined with crisp lips that offer excellent pop.
Base Price: $72,995
Dry Weight: 4,300 lb.
Standard Engine: PCM Excalibur 6L, 410 hp
Fuel Cap.: 65 gal.
Standard Ballast: 2,400 lb.
Maximum Factory Ballast: 2,400 lb.
1. Sturdy Standard Tower: The burly Skylon tower is rigged with swivel board racks and navigation lights.
2. Enlarged Lounge: Designers moved the dash 18 inches forward to offer more acreage for everyone.
3. Big Ballast: Subfloor tanks with a combined 2,400-pound capacity fill in a reported 60 seconds without pumps.
Length: 23 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 104 in.
Bow Width: 74 in.
Bow Length: 58 in.
Floor to Tower: 79 in.
Gunwale Height: 26 in.
Main Lounge: 64 sq. ft.
Sun Pad: 24 sq. ft.
Platform: 14 sq. ft.