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Old 10-16-2011, 02:59 PM
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Best MasterCraft SURF Boat?

I am looking to buy a tow boat that will be almost exclusively used for surfing.

We will usually be a 4-some in the water: my wife, both kids (ages 8 &10) and myself. However, we will have friends along whenever possible, essentially doubling the on-board crew to 8-10 people (4-5 adults plus 4-5 kids).

I am interested in any and all opinions of what MasterCraft boat you feel is THE BEST for surfing.

Feel free to include any suggestions you having for improving the surf wake using stock or after-market accessories.

I will be buying a new 2012 model MasterCraft. I have my opinions; please share yours!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 10-16-2011, 06:30 PM
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xstar... but the 2012 is pretty pricey.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:33 PM
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Xstar is in no way the best surf boat. X25 or 45 is your best bet
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:10 PM
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Someone posted pix about a year ago of the surf wake for a X55 that was just ridiculous.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:10 PM
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2006 and newer X30 is good too
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:20 PM
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Zane says in the YouTube X25 video that it's the best surf boat in MCs lineup.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:29 PM
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Someone posted pix about a year ago of the surf wake for a X55 that was just ridiculous.
X55 is great, but not best. We load up full ballast, add 2 fat sacks of 700 each, then 9 people, its a killer wave. But been behind a x25, and Tige, both seemed better but not way better. I have heard nothing but great thinks about the x45 surf.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:28 PM
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I posted this in the X25 thread but in case you didn't see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuRjTU1DN4o

I think the X25 surfs amazing but I don't have any time surfing behind the other boats so I can't compare.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:34 PM
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The X45 is sick... Once we added an extra 1100 in the rear locker and a 400 upfront.

Also BY FAR the best interior layout in my opinion.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for all your opinions. I should mention that I learned to surf behind a 2006 X-80. Pretty good wake running with stock ballast ... but no room in rear lockers for PnP sacs due to the twins.

From all the research I've done, the X-25 looks like the best bang for the buck. X-45 also gets some good reports.

I must say, however: the Tige RZ2 throws a killer wake using their stock ballast system. It should be noted that the RZ2 actually has factory sacs that fill both rear lockers - so it takes on more ballast in the stock config. Not really apples-to-apples vs. the X-25.

Both boats - the X-25 and RZ2 - need after-market sacs in the lockers, IMO. The X-25 definitely wins on interior and trim ...
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