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gstormberg
08-22-2007, 11:33 PM
What is the difference between these two models???

PendO
08-22-2007, 11:43 PM
What is the difference between these two models???

which one (model) are you looking at

88 PS190
08-22-2007, 11:54 PM
For mastercraft there are 3 boat lines, Prostar, Maristar, X series.

The X series boats have the wakeboard package on them, which includes graphics, ballast tanks, and towers.

The Prostars are the ski boats, and the Maristars are the Larger V-Drive boats.

Some of the X Series boats are just wake versions of the maristar and prostar boats, such as X7 which is a prostar 197 in wakeboard trim.

Or the 215 VRS and the X15.

So often its just the addition of wake graphics, tower and ballast.

You can also order say a Prostar 197 with the wakeboard accessories, but the Prostar graphics (none of that tribal jazz) And Maristars will have a different level of trim.

Many who prefer a more classic lined boat get a standard Maristar with the tower and ballast.

duckguy
08-23-2007, 12:16 AM
yup classic lined

gstormberg
08-23-2007, 12:19 AM
I am looking at an X2 vs Maristar 200 X2 (this is what the dealer is labeling it)

http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/details.aspx?formname=new&from=search&site_type=dealertemplate&reflink=&diid=1012342&currdiid=1012342&tab=2&bvdid=3121&siteid=3121#

VS

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290151767513&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=019

88 PS190
08-23-2007, 12:56 AM
Well its a difference of trim.

The first boat (the BAWS boat) is an X2 wakeboard logos and all.

The second is a Maristar 200 that has alot of the X series boat features and some graphics tweaks. Still an interior with the 200 stiched into the passenger seat.

If I were buying a boat I would go for one like duck guy's just because I prefer the way those graphics look.

Otherwise, with the same engine its the same boat.

PendO
08-23-2007, 03:13 AM
It would appear that the ebay boat from the TN MC dealership does not have the swivel board racks on ... whereas the boat @BAWS has the board racks ...

MYMC
08-23-2007, 09:35 AM
Simply put "resale value"

beatle78
08-23-2007, 10:43 AM
Simply put "resale value"

MYMC,

So is the X or the Mari the better resale value?

I'm guessing X since that's the most popular...

MYMC
08-23-2007, 10:51 AM
MYMC,

So is the X or the Mari the better resale value?

I'm guessing X since that's the most popular...
The X boat is always worth more...and remember there is no add in the NADA for adding all the equipment to a MariStar to make it an X, it will always be a MariStar no matter what you bolt to it. Funny because to make a MariStar or ProStar into an X boat actually costs MORE than to just buy an X.

endl
08-23-2007, 12:29 PM
I am looking at an X2 vs Maristar 200 X2 (this is what the dealer is labeling it)

http://www.bayareawatersports.com/searchengine/details.aspx?formname=new&from=search&site_type=dealertemplate&reflink=&diid=1012342&currdiid=1012342&tab=2&bvdid=3121&siteid=3121#

VS

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290151767513&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=019
gstormberg, my boat cam from Travis at Mountain Lakes, it was used and they are good people to deal with.

Like everyone else said Maristar with a lot of options on it. I think if the "price" is the driving factor then make your decision on what best fits your budget. I do agree that the X boat will hold a better resale, but if there is enough money difference then it will be relative to what your buying.

KnoxX2
08-23-2007, 02:10 PM
Funny the Ebay dealer is a friend of mine.

endl
08-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Seems like he moves a fair amount of boats for their size.

gstormberg
08-23-2007, 10:24 PM
Thanks to everyone with your expert advice. I have decided to go with the X2 and Jim (BAWS). The tough decision came when My wife wondered what color she looked best with.... I will send pictures once Jim delivers the boat.

Again Thanks
Greg

endl
08-24-2007, 10:07 AM
Congrats......you cannot go wrong if she likes it.

beatle78
08-24-2007, 09:03 PM
The X boat is always worth more...and remember there is no add in the NADA for adding all the equipment to a MariStar to make it an X, it will always be a MariStar no matter what you bolt to it. Funny because to make a MariStar or ProStar into an X boat actually costs MORE than to just buy an X.

that's what I figured.... BUT it one can score a good deal on a used maristar and add all the extras and still come out ahead it could be worth it :)

Like I did with my 205V :)

I know what you're saying, my neighbor bought an '07 X-7 and he's a slalom guy so he wanted a 197 w/ all the 'X' options and it was more money so he got the X-7 instead....

duckguy
08-25-2007, 10:12 AM
You see my 06 was indeed born a maristar, and had all the X stuff added. This was done because I wanted what is refered to now as the switch graphics, and only Maristars could have that gel scheme. My 07 was born an X due to the fact that it was cheaper than a X'd out Mari, I just put those Maristar graphics on it.

beatle78
08-25-2007, 12:11 PM
hehe, the bottom line is, if the choice between a Maristar and an 'X' series boat is the toughest decision you have to make then life is GOOD :)

POST PICS OF YOUR NEW X-2 :)