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5/25/2022 8:01:00 AM
MasterCraft Brings More Guts To Its Lineup With New MY23 XStar S Piranha Limited Edition

Building off of the momentum from the February announcement of the new Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L engine, MasterCraft Boat Company, a MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) subsidiary, today announced an exclusive run of 25 limited edition boats based off of the custom design on display at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. As the first boat release for the 2023 MasterCraft model year, the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition model is stacked with premium features and upgrades to turn heads on the water. With Ilmor’s Supercharged 6.2L engine and unique colorways not offered in the normal MasterCraft color options, the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition is the most powerful and most exclusive towboat in the world.

“We designed this limited edition XStar S to showcase the superior performance and edge that the Ilmore Supercharged 6.2L engine delivers with the most premium boat out on the water,” said George Steinbarger, Chief Revenue Officer at  MasterCraft. “When you’re behind the wheel of this boat you’ll receive the power and progression expected from MasterCraft.”


The Most Powerful

The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition delivers the most powerful performance on the water. With 630 horsepower and 665 lb-ft of torque, the all-new Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L is the world’s most powerful towboat engine. Pair that power with MasterCraft’s patented SurfStar system for an unmatched behind-the-wheel and behind-the-boat experience.

“It truly is something remarkable,” added Mike Lindberg, Vice President at Ilmor. “The reception since we revealed the engine has been overwhelmingly positive, but you’d expect nothing less when we get to collaborate on projects with MasterCraft. We both value the consumers’ experience throughout the entire process, but the priority is and always has been delivering those unforgettable moments that you only get in a MasterCraft. It starts on the water.”


The Most Exclusive 

The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition will have an extremely limited run of 25 models. Each model will be flanked with a special cockpit plaque designating which number of the 25 it is, in addition to a “Piranha” SeaDek transom pad.

A custom purple flake gelcoat is the exclusive color of the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition. MasterCraft sources the highest quality gelcoat and boasts one of the industry’s thickest gelcoats, giving a richer color and the ultimate in durability.

Exclusive purple monogram stitching will only be offered in the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition,  ensuring this boat is one of the rarest and most luxurious wake boats on the water.


The Most Luxurious 

MasterCraft held nothing back when designing the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition. Enjoy premium features like a blacked-out, patented Z8 tower with Hydro-Lock Technology featuring black Chromax accents and clamping board racks. Turns heads and get the party going with RGB lighting throughout the boat, a Dual Screen dash setup, and Premium Audio setup featuring six Klipsch cockpit speakers, two dash speakers and two subwoofers. Four black S85 tower speakers with forward facing lights round out this premium audio experience for those behind the boat.

The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition boasts the most intuitive stern thruster on the market. The stern thruster control is completely integrated into the rotating throttle and the rotation direction matches the movement of the boat, allowing for a 360 degree turn in less than 30 seconds.

The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition also includes CoolFeel Jet Black upholstery throughout. Exclusive to MasterCraft, CoolFeel vinyl is proven to remain up to 30% cooler to the touch than traditional upholstery. All MasterCraft seats are made in-house with triple density foam, built-in UV protection, mildew resistors and stain resistors. Lounge in luxury with standard transom chaise loungers featuring the deepest seats, ergonomic headrests and extended footrests—found only on the XStar S.


This limited edition model from the award-winning XStar Family paired with the Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L engine, recipient of the 2022 NMMA Innovation award, will be sure to make an impression. The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition is available exclusively at select MasterCraft dealers across the United States. To learn more, visit or at @mcboatcompany on all social media platforms.

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