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Old 07-12-2018, 11:07 PM
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Hey all,
My family is looking into getting back into boating after selling our wakesetter 3 years ago. Our old boat was top of the line wakesetter way back in 2001. We are looking at the NXT or XT 20 due to storage constraints. I looked and read about malibu and definitely like what MC is doing better.

We are a family of 5 and no pro riders, although my 15 yr old thinks he is. We will probably use the boat 50 hrs a year given our past boating history. Given that anything modern is better than our last boat, will I be missing out not spending the extra$ on the XT? Also, am I going to be forced to pay MSRP for either boat. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:17 AM
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Sent you msg. But after 25 hours on my NXT, it’s perfect for our needs. I personally wouldn’t get anything more out of the XT series. But that’s just me. Someone with more skill on a board may find the XT worth the upgrade.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:10 AM
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Welcome back to boating. The NXT is a great boat, whether it is worth the extra $ for the XT is arguable. I went XT bc it works for me. You won't pay msrp. A lot of people are getting them for 18-20% off, but we can't discuss specific pricing on the open forum, and there are a lot of variables that come into play when negotiating with your dealer.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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Hey all,
My family is looking into getting back into boating after selling our wakesetter 3 years ago. Our old boat was top of the line wakesetter way back in 2001. We are looking at the NXT or XT 20 due to storage constraints. I looked and read about malibu and definitely like what MC is doing better.

We are a family of 5 and no pro riders, although my 15 yr old thinks he is. We will probably use the boat 50 hrs a year given our past boating history. Given that anything modern is better than our last boat, will I be missing out not spending the extra$ on the XT? Also, am I going to be forced to pay MSRP for either boat. Thanks for your thoughts.
If you don't care about the dual screen dash, there are still new '17 XTs out there that can be had for less than an '18/'19.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:25 AM
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As John the others above mentioned, If you are shopping new, the NXT20 and more So the NXT22 are great Boats.
Totally get the storage issue as the NXT22 pushes you into a $125-180mon RV storage spot, and that is a Killer for 6-8mons a year not using the Boat.. In fact I treat it like Interest on a loan.

The NXT vs the XT series will have some obvious comfort/conv differences, but the QUALITY is identical. MC does not use lessor parts to assemble each line of boats, this Include the Ilmor motors.

I think John is on point with a 18-20% discount, particularly if you are taking Dealer stock of the lot.

Continue to educate yourself on the 2 Lines NXT and XT , google videos and reviews... and of course ask questions here on the Forum or the Mastercraft Owners FB page.

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Old 07-13-2018, 11:32 AM
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You probably can still find some deep discounts on some 17 models! I know I did on an xt23.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:14 PM
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Welcome to the site. If wakeboarding and surfing are your primary interest, I would recommend the XT20 over the NXT 20. While the hull quality, gel and build quality are the same, the hull design between the NXT20 and XT20 are very different. If you can accommodate the NXT22, that is a entirely different story. The NXT 20 is a good boat, (and sorry to the NXT20 owners whom I may offend) but IMO and having owned an NXT20, it is somewhat hard to get the quality of wake/ wave you would get out of the XT20 or NXT22.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:46 PM
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Thanks all, Iím going to drive/ride them both this week. Hopefully there is a clear winner. Keep you all posted
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:50 PM
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Welcome to the site. If wakeboarding and surfing are your primary interest, I would recommend the XT20 over the NXT 20. While the hull quality, gel and build quality are the same, the hull design between the NXT20 and XT20 are very different. If you can accommodate the NXT22, that is a entirely different story. The NXT 20 is a good boat, (and sorry to the NXT20 owners whom I may offend) but IMO and having owned an NXT20, it is somewhat hard to get the quality of wake/ wave you would get out of the XT20 or NXT22.
Steveo: that is very true for the nxt20 I agree 100% with having issues getting a quality wake 100% of the time

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Old 07-15-2018, 12:56 PM
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If your constraints are 20 feet, and surfing is primary activity, the X20 should be considered too. As others have said, lots of info out there and demo all three boats if you can. From a price perspective the x20 will be the most expensive and the NXT the least.
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