View Full Version : 2003-04 X-10 opinions...

03-01-2007, 09:05 AM
I see quite a bit of discussion on the X-2 and X-1. I'm wondering about what people think of the X-10 in terms of wakeboard and skiability. I have 3 kids so I was looking for enough space for friends and toys. My budget tops out at $40k. Is the X-10 a good boat to teach my kids to ski and board? What is the main difference between the 205 hull and the 210? Thanks,

03-01-2007, 09:12 AM

My Brother in law has an '03 X-10. I have an '04 Maristar 210. They are the same hull and are great for all aound activity. Both have great wakeboard wake and a permissable ski wake. The 205 is said to have a bit flatter wake for skiing and a great wakeboard wake as well. P-Hat in Cincy has a great looking 205V even if he is a Buckeye fan:D

Steve0 has a great 205 for sale that is in impeccable. Check it out in the marketplace....

BOL and welcome - Steve

03-01-2007, 12:19 PM
Where in the NW are you? This one is in Portland. I don't know what it's worth, If I had to guess, I would guess the price is a little high.....


03-01-2007, 12:44 PM
My buddy has an 04 X-10 and I have a 2004 230VRS. We interchange for skiing, wakeboarding, hydrofoiling, kneeboarding and tubing and those boats work great for that. I agree that the best characterization of the wake for slalom skiing is "acceptable". An X-10 would not be first choice for a hard core slalom skier skiing a course, but it would be just fine for a recreational slalom skier.

03-01-2007, 01:05 PM
P-Hat in Cincy has a great looking 205V even if he is a Buckeye fan:D

ROFL!...thank you.

Our first inboard was th '02 X10 (same hull as '03) and it was a great ride. Tons of space to spread out, slalom isn't terrible, and you could pump up the volume of the wake with some extra weight. We moved to our '04 205V b/c we had multiple sessions behind the hull from a friends ride and just fell in love with the wakeboard wake. I have pulled a recreational slalom skier with the 205V and they were fine with the wake.

My opinion only...the only thing about '03 models (in general) are the wakeboard racks. I think some people have had issues with the telescoping racks. Maybe there was a reason the design was only around 1yr?

To answer your questions directly.
1) Yes. Good to teach them on.
2) Width. Bottom shape (more V on X10). No tracking fins on X10. Better chop ride on X10...

Maybe I can find some pictures of the wakes...

03-01-2007, 07:57 PM
X-10 is a nice boat, although (don't shoot me) since it's been replaced by the X-15 resale later on may be a concern.

The X-2 ('05 and older) is a very desirable boat for the wakeboarding fanatics, but not as much interior space as an X-10. It all depends on what you want for your needs.

You should be able to find great deals out there on either one.
As long as you buy a MC, you're accepted here! :D

03-01-2007, 07:59 PM
BTW, I just traded my '03 230 VRS to Hern Marine in Ohio. It would be right around the number you want to spend. (only 125 hours on it, super clean boat)

rick s.
03-02-2007, 02:11 PM
fwiw, my previous boat was a 99 maristar 210 that I dressed up like an x10, just without the ballast. It was a great boat for learning to ski and wakeboard. It's not a tournament ski boat, so there is more wake, but at ski speeds the wake was significantly flatter than my friends I/O boats of the same length. The x10 is a great family boat, and it sounds to me that this is what you're looking for.