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48Gator
07-05-2012, 03:46 PM
In 2008 I bought a new Tige 20V wakeboard boat. We absolutely love it and are on the water whenever we arent working. We are probably wakeboarding 70% of the time and cruising and enjoying the lake 30% of the time. My boat only holds 8 comfortably and we regualrly have more than that. 12 - 14 max. I am ready to reach deep in my wallet and move up to the Mastercraft quality and performance but dont know where to start picking the right model.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

ShawnB
07-05-2012, 04:13 PM
If you're looking used, check out the X15 and X25. Not too much bigger than the 20V but a lot more on-board space. Just some examples of what's out there now....

X15: http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=33809
http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=33368

X25: http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=31847
http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=31219

Philscbx
07-05-2012, 06:26 PM
Google Image X25 (https://www.google.com/search?q=x25+mastercraft&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1MACD_enUS491&prmd=imvnsfd&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WBT2T9eOK4eqrQHexaGMCQ&ved=0CDMQ_AUoAQ&biw=851&bih=424)

Jerseydave
07-05-2012, 07:15 PM
In 2008 I bought a new Tige 20V wakeboard boat. We absolutely love it and are on the water whenever we arent working. We are probably wakeboarding 70% of the time and cruising and enjoying the lake 30% of the time. My boat only holds 8 comfortably and we regualrly have more than that. 12 - 14 max. I am ready to reach deep in my wallet and move up to the Mastercraft quality and performance but dont know where to start picking the right model.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

The new X-30 has tons of room for a large crew, great surf wake and wakeboard wake from what I'm told (no personal experience, sorry)

The X-25 is a favorite with many, I'm told the wakeboard wake is second only to the 2012-older X-star. Surf wake is one of the best on this boat.

It really depends on how many people you take out, how much rough water you're in, etc.

http://vimeo.com/38874263

http://vimeo.com/33304318

http://vimeo.com/32851179

^X-45 video....I drove one of these with 8 people on the Barnegate Bay in NJ and it handles rough water so nice! Turns excellent for a larger boat too, I took some tight turns in a cove and it handled great!

You need to get out and drive these.....but honestly they are all great choices

BTW, where in the northeast are you?

TN X-45
07-05-2012, 07:59 PM
25 would be great, but after many boats, I believe that you get as much space as possible if you are going to have more than a couple of people on. Even with only 2 families for us, the 45 starts running out of room quickly for us. It is rated for 18, but you would never want to put that many in it. GREAT wakeboard and OUTSTANDING surf wake!

ShawnB
07-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Yes, where in the Northeast are you? We're in Massachusetts so if you want to try out an x25 and you're nearby, give me a shout via PM.

TheWoons
07-05-2012, 09:08 PM
I've had two X-Stars 08-09 and the wake on the X25 is better IMO. Bigger and more lip. The 25 has way more room than any other boat it's length too. The 45 doesn't have much more interior space than the 25 the way they are designed. The surf wake on the 25 and 45 are the best of the MC line up. If you want to see vids of the 25 wake I have some in the surfing section. V-Man has lots of pics of his surf wake in that section too on his 45 and it's also very good

48Gator
07-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Thanks alot for the advice and videos. I'm in construction and build hospitals all over the country. Currently I am in Augusta, Maine and will be here for the next 2 years. There are some huge lakes up here and I am fortunate enough to live on one (Long Pond).

Thrall
07-06-2012, 10:09 AM
Depends how DEEP you want to reach into the pocketbook I guess.
All solid reccomendations so far.
If you are wanting to stay at 20' then the X2 is also a great boat, but not for 12-14 people. Neither is the X15. It's rated for 14, but 6 adults/6 kids is a little crunchy in the X15.
You're looking at an X30 or X45 for passenger space.
The X35 or X55 would fit the bill nicely as well, they are a deeper vee, more freeboard boat than the 45.
I've spent some time in a new X45 with the supercharged Indmar, 550hp or something, again with about 15 people in the boat and it is comfortable and the big motor had no problem pushing that boat loaded down.