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Old 02-08-2018, 11:08 PM
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Question Mastercraft Prostar 1970s/1980s Serial - Made in England?

Hey Mastercraftlers,

i am a proud owner of a Mastercraft Prostar 190 in Germany!
I have been reading ALOOOOOTTTT of threads here, got ALOOOOTTTT of information, you guys are awesome!

Sooooo, I am trying to find out a bit more information about my boat, it looks like a Stars & Stripes, but has definitely been refitted/upgraded. I think it has been built before 1985, the only evidence I have is a shield at the back of the boat:

Serial: MBCUK19JF222RDD

And, it says made in England?
Can't be right? I thought that ALL mastercrafts were made in the US?

The boat itself, looks like the Seats have been done some time in the Past, the Carpet, Hull look like they have also been done. Plus, someone put a Tower on it.

The Pre-Owner told me that some time in 1995 the engine was renewed (MERCRUISER).

Would appreciate any help!

Thanks,
Ben
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:16 PM
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Congrats on buying a great boat and welcome to the family. Mastercraft boats were made in England, and also in Canada for a while.

The England made boats were made with older molds that were no longer being used here in the U.S.

That is the extent of my knowledge about this, but there are people here that know considerably more.

There are also a couple Facebook pages for Mastercraft boats if you are a Facebook guy.


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Old 02-09-2018, 12:06 AM
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Sure does look like a modified 1984-85-86.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:59 AM
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Do you have any engine pictures?


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Old 02-09-2018, 02:02 AM
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I think they were marketed as ProComp's in Europe.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:41 AM
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Thanks! Love my Mastercraft, really happy! Will ride her a few years and then get something.... a bit more modern
Good to know, I thought that they all came from the US - I kinda got a "Retired" Soldier?
Should have a Pic of the engine here somewhere....

@keith3613
I was told (Correct me if I'm wrong) that boats before 85' don't have Registration Papers (Not sure what they are called) that came out after 85?
Would really like to find out when she was born


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Funny, cause it looks exactly like a Stars & Stripes? Still a beautifull Boat.
So the decals may even be Original? I think that the colours on the hull might be new....


Will be doing a few upgrades (Audio, Upholstery etc..) this year.... but will open a new thread for the progress
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:13 AM
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I know very little about these, but do remember hearing there were some made in Europe.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:32 AM
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I think they were marketed as ProComp's in Europe.
Wow that's crazy! 1988 interior scheme in an 85-86ish hull. I really thought I knew my MC's, but this is a new one for me.
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Wish someone who was active in skiing in the UK in these years could give a better history.

My recollection on these is that they are no older than the late 80's - this boat is probably atleast an 87/88 at the oldest but my guess would be 1992, and could probably be as new as '95 production.
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Wish someone who was active in skiing in the UK in these years could give a better history.

My recollection on these is that they are no older than the late 80's - this boat is probably atleast an 87/88 at the oldest but my guess would be 1992, and could probably be as new as '95 production.
Just gave Mastercraft UK a shout, maybe they have more infos. Will update if they answer
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