Originally Posted by Big Star Lake
I've been lurking on this site for over a year in search of the right Mastercraft and was hoping for guidance on purchase. I currently have a Searay 220 and want to upgrade to an X15. Ideally I would spend $50-$60k. Based upon current inventory would you rather have an 08/10 loaded w 100 hours or a brand new 11 with ONLY standard options? Both of these options are around $60k. Were there any major changes/issues with these years? The 11 would have an Ilmore. Anything else to consider? I would own this boat for 10+ years.
I have a 2010 with the 1st generation of BIG which works just fine. I too have the MCX. Very reliable and more than enough power for the X-15. Since you been lurking for the past year, you seen the comments about the 2012 electronic controls. I think you have to consider the "loaded" options and what they mean to you. If you are concerned about the "used" option you can go the extended warranty route on a 2010 for a few years of coverage.