Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2009, 09:15 PM
motiv8ed motiv8ed is offline
TT Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2009
Boat: 1988 TriStar 190
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3
Looking for a new(er) ski boat...Need Advice

Looking to spend a max of $25k on a ski/wakeboard boat for the family. I've had an 88 Tri-Star as well as a 99 PS 205 in the past and loved both...hence the reason I want to stick with MC.

We typically haul myself, wife, son and 1 or 2 of my sons friends and a dog or 2. We split time between slalom and wakeboarding.

I've always liked the PS207, 209 and 205V series as well as the Maristar. Is there a stand out favorite amongst these as a great all around IYHO that doesnt sacrifice a nice slalom wake and has ample room for the crew?

Thanks for the feedback.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 11:30 PM
russlars's Avatar
russlars russlars is offline
MC Devotee
Join Date: Jan 2008
Boat: Mastercraft 205, 1999, LTR
Location: Northwest
Posts: 1,478
All I can say is that it is too bad that you got rid of your '99 PS 205. That would have my vote for the best boat to meet your requirements. I am somewhat biased on this though for obvious reasons!
1999 Prostar 205 with 330 HP LTR
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2009, 11:59 PM
peason's Avatar
peason peason is offline
MC Devotee
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: MC, 209, 2002, 310 HP
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,107
I agree on the 205 - great all around boat. I have the 209 and love it as well. We can fit a lot of stuff and people in this boat. A 197 or x-7 may do the job for you as well - just a little more crowded. We do everything behind our 209 - slalom, wakeboard - we have a tower, knee board, surf and barefoot.
Good luck with the search.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 12:02 AM
shepherd's Avatar
shepherd shepherd is offline
MC Addict
Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: nothing worth mentioning...
Location: South Coast
Posts: 7,693
I'd vote for the X7. It has the 197 slalom wake, plus those wakeboarding gadgets all you guys like, like a tower and ballast.
/ \

Former boats:
2003 Prostar 197 35th Anniversary
1990 Prostar 190
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 12:08 AM
CottagerGreg's Avatar
CottagerGreg CottagerGreg is offline
MC Devotee
Join Date: Sep 2006
Boat: 2008 Mastercraft 40th Anniversary X-star
Location: Muskoka
Posts: 2,460
Used X-7 or X-9 is the way to go...
2017 Mastercraft XT21- Coming May 2018

2008 Mastercraft 40th Anniversary X-star SOLD

1981 J-craft 19 long deck ski boat w/200 Mercury Black Max (the gas guzzler)

2008 Touareg V8 Galapagos Metallic, Sienna leather, Execline, Technology pkg, Sports pkg,Class III hitch.

2017 Audi S3 Technik Ara Blue Crystal Effect with Advanced Handling package
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 09:16 AM
Jerseydave's Avatar
Jerseydave Jerseydave is offline
TT Hero
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 2005 X-STAR & 1995 Prostar 190
Location: Jersey
Posts: 6,179
Older X-star or X-2 would get my vote. The 197/209's will be a better slalom wake but IMHO everything aspect will not be as good as the v-drive. (interior room, rough water ride, wakeboarding/surfing wake, resale, etc.) Plenty of top speed for footing too.

You could maybe install a wake plate to help flatten out the slalom wake.
I was njskier on here.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 01:42 PM
JohnE's Avatar
JohnE JohnE is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Boat: XT22
Location: Boston 'burbs
Posts: 11,525
197/ X7 is too small for that crew. 205 would be my choice.
Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2009, 02:35 PM
bturner2's Avatar
bturner2 bturner2 is offline
MC Maniac
Join Date: Mar 2008
Boat: Maristar 200VRS w/ X2 Package, 2007, 310HP
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 3,565
X-Star or X2. Lots of room and storage for a whole day on the water with the best overall wake around. You may be a little light on cash for a newer X2.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:05 AM.