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In its day, it was said that the ski world didn't have a more luxurious, solid ride than this boat offered. This was the roomiest, most deluxe in the MasterCraft line with an understated elegance not associated with ski boats. Plus, it has skiing performance that I/O‘s can't touch. The Precision Touch rack-and-pinion steering gives you one-finger control over the leather-wrapped wood-grain steering wheel. Its extremely deep bow is great for passengers even in rough water. There's even a special consideration in the construction of the muffler to further dampen noise and vibration.
If you're from the water-sports world and looking for a luxury party boat that's capable of pulling any discipline on the water, the 230 VRS should be high on your list. If you are into space, comfort, plush accoutrements and ride, but looking to actually have fun behind the boat, you've found your mate.
Lift kept in Lake Clarke Shores, Palm Beach, Florida, this boat is ready to go!
The MasterCraft MariStar 230 Sport is a luxury performance runabout that starts with the traditional art of the boat designer, then moves beyond the expected with computer drafting and modeling techniques perfected in aerospace and automotive design. Her fiberglass hull is hand-laid with custom-formulated resins for a lighter, stronger boat. Every key component is through-bolted to steel plates, aluminum or high density polyethylene for maximum strength. The VectorDrive design with true inboard performance and a port fuel-injected engine change the parameters of runabout performance. The exclusive MasterCraft Oscillation Dampening System reduces vibration and noise. Combined with the SilentMaster exhaust system, this boat features a quiet and smooth ride. This hull and drive configuration coupled with the sophisticated EFI controller keeps the boat at a precise, unvarying speed. The variable degree V-hull, with a 26-degree deadrise, slices through wake and waves effortlessly, for a soft, smooth ride. The bow compartment is big and deep, so children ride securely, protected by its high sides. A triple-hatch sunpad stretches across the stern. For the driver, MasterView seating allows for complete control of visibility. The driver's seat features MasterView bolster seating and an oversized driver's armrest. Other features include a leather steering wheel, easy-to-reach switches and gauges, and a cup holder. The MasterCraft MariStar 230 Sport offers a wide range of comfortable features as standard equipment including tilt steering and 40-ounce carpet, abundant storage, rear storage compartment lights, and a Clarion CD sound system with speakers.
This is the same size and hull design as the X-30, having a 98-inch beam and a length of 22 feet, 6 inches. It's for the well-established boater who wants the ultimate in performance and luxury. The basic layout is the same as the 205V, but if you spend more time in the boat than behind it, you need the MariStar. This boat is for the 35- to 50-year-old who owns top-of-the-line everything.
The customer who buys this boat is financially well-off customer. He may be looking at a Cobalt or a high-end I/O but likes the quality, construction and towing perfomance of a MasterCraft. Compared to an I/O, this boat has much less bow rise and countless performance advantages such as handling, acceleration, cornering and towing capacities. They are similar in their conversation room, layout and luxury.
This is not a tournament ski boat with the engine in the back. There are no fins on the bottom of this boat. It makes for a little wider turn, but it is soft to ride. This has a deeper vee all the way through for a better ride in rough water. It is more of a big lake boat than a small ski boat.
Every boat is built for a particular type of boater or skiing need, and when the 230 VRS was designed, MasterCraft catered toward family and friends. The wakes are fairly big and hard, but low-end skiers aren't going to be powering across the wakes, so recreational open-water skiing isn't a problem.
For advanced riders looking for giant wakes and big-time plushness, the 230 VRS is the vessel to choose. The wakes are big and solid with good launch. For more recreational riders, the wakes on this big boat get wide fast, so be conscious of your rope length.
It handles big-lake boating like a champ, and the passengers of this ride will love the abundant floor space and interior comforts such as 40-ounce carpeting and soft vinyl seating. The wood-grain dash and steering wheel give the boat a polished look. Equipment storage is immense, which leaves more room for friends and good times to be shared.
On the Water
Top speed 44.3 mph, 5,100 rpm
Accel. to 22 5.76 SEC.
Accel. to 36 9.37 sec.
Accel. 30 to 36 3.68 sec.
Noise levels (db)
Idle 62 D, 61 R
22 mph 81 D, 81 R
36 mph 91 D, 88 R