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Old 11-04-2010, 10:53 AM
bobx1 bobx1 is offline
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Originally Posted by charly View Post
Do you know where I could find the 2005 brochure of the X-Star with the different option and prices proposed at that time? To be able to compare objectively with the offers on the US.
Hopefully some Xstar owners can chime in and help as I dont own the Xstar (I own 2007 X1). The boats come fairly loaded with a lot of standard options that are considered add-on's for other MC boats. My only suggestion is to google 2005 Mastercraft Xstar and/or search Craigs List, etc. and start to compare. Here are two listings on Onlyinboards:

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=820412

http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=821013

And another on Wakeworld (this deal looked like he needed to sell pretty fast):

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/m...tml?1263849190

You will notice most are comparably equipped so that should give you an idea of the common options. For example:


Engine (I think Indmar MCX 350 was the standard)

Tandem axle trailer (some have upgraded wheels on their own)

Stereo with CD (some have satellite, some have Ipod interface, some have upgraded entire system)

JL Internal Audio Speakers (some upgrade with extra speakers, amps and sub-woofers)

(2) JL Tower Speakers are common but some have upgraded to different brands and/or more tower speakers

Most have driver remote stereo control and some have transom remote control

Some have tower lights

Board racks (most appear to have spinning racks)

Speed Control (most appear to have upgraded to Perfect Pass as opposed to MC Cruise)

Most have Bimini

Most have covers

All have ballast (some have upgraded ballast)

Some have heater

If the boat you are looking at has the salt water option (closed cooling system) then that adds some $$ to the price. The major price options (in my opinion) would be upgraded engine and closed cooling. The rest of the options may add/subtract a couple of thousand bucks.

At this point, find out of it has closed cooling (salt option) and if not, run. If it does, everyone will want to know:

*Engine type
*Hours on engine
*Specific options (stereo/speakers, trailer, ballast, racks, etc.)

After that, you can get a good idea on pricing.....

Last edited by bobx1; 11-04-2010 at 10:55 AM.
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