NEW to MARKET 2014 MASTERCRAFT X55!!!!!!!!!!!
The Ultimate Boat in Wake Surfing. Don't miss your chance to own one of the premier water skiing, wake boarding and surf boats.
Since MasterCraft was one of the first builders to jump on wakeboarding with the legendary X-Star in 1996 and has built many wake dude-rocking models since, it stands to reason that the X-55 is going to be hot. She is just one of 9 models in Master Crafts' famous "X" line of purpose-built wake boats.
First, the X-55 is big. At 25'5" (7.74 m) and 5,150 lbs. (2,340 kgs.) she is the largest boat in the company’s X-Line.
Naturally, ballast plays a big role in the wake game, but equally important is the complex geometry to the hull and its weight. MasterCraft uses a variable degree deadrise that starts out with a deep-V forward, and then flattens out as the hull carries aft. Sink the stern with full ballast and fuel and the X-55 will displace 6,500 lbs. (2,954 kgs.) of water and be able to create wakes that are fat, thin, curling, tall, or virtually anything else wanted by the trickster on the end of the tow.
Does this mean that you'll then be able to continue wakeboarding in a 3' (1.0 m) chop running against an ebbing tide? Not likely, but you will be able to handle the minor chop that would otherwise keep you at the dock, and certainly you'll be able to keep crossing your own self-generated wakes, which will likely be rather large, and do it while keeping your guests, and boarder much more comfortable.
In the cockpit the reversible spotter's seat with its flip-back is clever and practical. Since you're not going to be towing 100% of the time, why would a builder make a boat with a fixed observer's seat that must always face aft? I never understood that, and apparently MasterCraft agrees. Now there is a comfortable seat for riding in the boat to and from the tow zone, or even just spending the day cruising.
But start towing, or even shut the engine down and drift down the river with friends, food, and drinks, and that reversed seat becomes a blessing. Plus, it's wide and comfortable, and both the captain and the observer get flip-up bolsters.
Of course, there are those who have to ask why there's a head on the X-55 wasting storage space. Obviously, these are likely guys with no family, and perhaps no girlfriends either. But suffice it to say that I wouldn't even get to pull out the checkbook, if the boat didn't have accommodations for my girls to answer nature's call. And the added ability to utilize the head as a changing room cannot be underestimated, since a waterfront restaurant usually comes at the tail end of our days on the water.
The X-55 isn't lacking for storage by anyone's standards. Both sides of the aft walkthrough feature gull-wing hatches that house cavernous storage.
More pictures coming soon.