- Drilling & Grinding
- Research & Development
- Mold Maintenance
- Q&A Checkpoints
- Resin Counter
- Dash Assembly
- Fiberglass Sheet Room
Drilling & Grinding
We combine the best of old-school craftsmanship with new-school technology in every MasterCraft. Rather than rely on random placement of upholstery, grab rails, and other items attached to the boat, we jig every one to ensure that every part goes in the correct place, every time.
Within our 250,000 sq. ft. facility, MasterCraft binds itself by the disciplines of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing to create a clean, controlled environment. We are the only boat manufacturer to have achieved global ISO 9001:2008, 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certifications from Alliance International, LLC. In fact, MasterCraft was even a finalist for Industry Week's "Best Plant Award." The result? The best quality in our class, a safe workplace for employees, and minimized impact on the environment through lowered emissions and increased recycling.
Research & Development
Since our first boat in '68, innovation has been a hallmark of the MasterCraft brand. Our designers and engineers transform cutting-edge vision into on-water reality using some of the most sophisticated technologies available, while our elite team of validation specialists ensures every model is rigorously tested in the harshest conditions.
Molds are at the heart of every boat built by MasterCraft, which is why we maintain every one with such fervor and care. Molds are thoroughly waxed every 2-4 uses and detailed every 50 by one of the industry's only dedicated department of full-time mold-care specialists.
MasterCraft owners deserve more than a boat that's simply "assembled." Every part is inspected structurally and aesthetically throughout our build process. And our team of quality assurance inspectors continually audits each boat to ensure it meets our stringent standards before passing the gelcoat, lamination, and final-finish stations and the intense on-water test.
With the industry's highest-grade gelcoat and an experienced team of application specialists, MasterCraft gives each boat an enduring, lustrous look right out of the mold.
To ensure the highest quality control during every phase of the lamination process, resin counters at each lamination station guarantee a consistent spray of laminate to eliminate excess weight and materials.
Steel, aluminum, and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) are laminated into each liner, hull, and deck so that every external item is securely anchored to withstand any high-pressure force and reduce the potential of gelcoat cracks over time.
An in-house sub-assembly department pieces together all small components, like the dash, so that our supply chain is reduced to hours, not weeks. Once assembled, the small parts move to the rigging line, where they are installed and tested for performance.
A MasterCraft's all-composite framework is centered around foam stringers that provide rigidity, while also helping to dampen sound and vibration.
MasterCraft cuts, sews, and finishes all of our upholstery in-house, utilizing first-rate materials like triple-density foam and premium grade vinyl with UV protection and mildew and stain resistors.
Fiberglass Sheet Room
MasterCraft uses the latest precision technology in the cutting-room to pre-cut all fiberglass sheets for individual models, ensuring consistency and guaranteeing each boat follows a pre-determined lamination schedule.
It's no surprise to learn we make our own trailers. An entire team of engineers is dedicated to making sure our trailers match the legendary build quality and attention to detail you get with our boats. Graphics, lighting and wheel colors offer plenty of ways to make it uniquely yours while double-welded seams, premium quality steel, huge disc brakes and a perfect fit for each hull give you the piece of mind to know your ride will get there safely.