Ski Boat Review
The MasterCraft X-25 offers MasterCraft’s best wakesurfing wave and a wakeboarding wake second only to the venerable X-Star. As a result, this second-year wakeboard boat model is a great choice for the boat buyer who wants to take his riding and surfing to the next level. But with its innovative interior, the X-25 is much more than simply a top-level tow boat. There’s seating for 16 between the MasterCraft X-25’s massive pickle-fork bow and maxed-out main lounge, which uses every millimeter of the 102-inch beam. In fact, the MasterCraft X-25 has as much seating capacity as the larger X-35 and more room than any other boat in the 22-foot category. All that space is designed for maximum comfort — from the bow, where armrests and contoured seat backs allow passengers to ride comfortably in either direction, to the stern, where flip-up seat backs and cup holders create a relaxing transom lounge.
The MasterCraft X-25 is the best ski boat for you if: You want high-end wakeboarding and wakesurfing performance as well as acres of well-appointed seating and storage.
How to max it out: Crank up the size of your wakes by augmenting the X-25’s 805 pounds of standard hard-tank ballast with MasterCraft’s new plug n’ play system, which allows you to attach and fill ballast bags directly from the helm. Upgrade the X-25’s look and performance with the all-new Power Tower, which electronically raises and lowers with the flick of a switch right from the command center.
MasterCraft X-25 2011 Specs
Length: 21 ft. 6 in.
Width: 102 in.
People: 16 people
Load capacity: 2,440 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 53 gal.
Dry weight: 4,370 lbs.
Standard ballast: 805 lbs.
Max ballast: 805 lbs. plus Plug and Play
Standard engine: Ilmor MV8 5.7L
Maximum horsepower: Ilmor MV8 6.2L