MasterCraft has always been a pioneer of product innovation, styling, comfort, performance and quality. With the most adjustable wakes, the best comfort amenities, unrivaled craftsmanship and 13 models across our family lineup, MasterCraft continues to deliver the most fun on water for every family and type of rider.
Where we started
MasterCraft was founded in 1968 when it built its first ski boat in a two-stall horse barn on a farm in Maryville, Tennessee. Disappointed by the large wakes and pull of other ski boats, MasterCraft builders designed a hull for the smallest wake in the industry; smooth and low at slalom and jump speeds, well-defined at trick speeds.
In its first year, MasterCraft only built 12 boats. However, the boat design was so revolutionary that they soon got order after order, rising quickly as the best ski boat on the market.
Innovation never stops
When wakesurfing took the industry by storm, we were the first brand with surf technology onboard. Over the past 10 years, we continue to evolve our surf technology to create the best behind-the-boat experience for everyone. Today, MasterCraft designs and builds thousands of surf, wakeboard and tournament ski boats a year to keep up with growing demand.
From our all-thrills NXT to the iconic XStar, every boat we offer is expertly crafted in Vonore, Tennessee. Our family of over 500 craftsmen, innovators and ski boat lovers are dedicated to hand-building the world’s best boats. Because every MasterCraft comes from Vonore, hundreds of owners, skiers and boarders visit the company’s headquarters each year to see where their dream ride was created.
All MasterCraft boats are expertly crafted in Vonore, Tennessee by our family of over 585 or 600 craftsmen, innovators and ski boat lovers. These "MasterCraftsmen" descend on Lake Tellico every morning dedicated to hand-building the world's best boats. Because every MasterCraft comes from Vonore, hundreds of owners, skiers and boarders visit the company's headquarters every year to see the birthplace of their most prized surf possession.
Recognized and Renowned
MasterCraft is the most award-winning producer of wakesurf, inboard ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats in the world. Our boats reign the water in over 30 different countries, sold worldwide by 130 domestic and international dealers. With the most models in the industry, there’s a perfect boat for every family.
The first MasterCraft is built.
First handlaid fiberglass ski boat for better strength and consistency.
First hinged engine box for easier access.
1972 National Championship
MasterCraft pulls its first National Championship.
Larger fuel inlet for easier fueling.
First marine-grade carpeting for longer wear.
1973 Slalom World Record
MasterCraft pulls Kris LaPoint to its first slalom world record.
1976 Men's World Record
MasterCraft pulls new world records in men’s slalom and tricks.
MasterCraft pioneers the swim platform to make getting in and out of the boat easier and more comfortable.
First mufflers on a ski boat for a quiet ride.
1977 First World Championship
MasterCraft pulls its first world championship.
First triple fins for better tracking and control.
First fiberglass seats for better durability.
First molded instrument panel for better looks and greater durability.
MasterCraft pulls a new men’s slalom record.
The PowerStar provides more out-of-the-hole power and a stronger, steadier pull.
MasterCraft pioneers the PowerSlot transmission.
1981 PowerSlot Patent
The PowerSlot receives a U.S. patent.
1982 Official towboat of Cypress Gardens and Marine World
MasterCraft pulls world records in women’s slalom, men’s slalom and tricks.
MasterCraft is chosen as the official towboat of Cypress Gardens and Marine World.
1983 Fiberglass Stringers
First fiberglass stringers and all-fiberglass structural construction for greater durability.
1984 The MariStar
MasterCraft founds the Pro Tour.
MasterCraft pulls new world records in women’s tricks, men’s slalom and men’s freestyle.
MasterCraft pulls Mike Hazelwood to a 203-foot world record in men’s jump.
MasterCraft pulls world record runs in women’s slalom, women’s tricks, men’s jump and three in women’s jump.
MasterCraft introduces the MariStar, first in a line of large, luxury ski boats.
MasterCraft patented the Wear-Guard pylon, reducing rope wear and making slalom runs smoother by eliminating ratcheting.
1992 LT-1 Corvette EFI Engine
MasterCraft pulls Sammy Duvall to a 220-foot men’s jump world record.
LT-1 Corvette EFI engine introduced.
25,000 MasterCraft boats produced.
First electronic fuel injection engine standard in a ski boat.
MasterCraft’s new ProStar 205 brings world record performance capability to an open bow.
1994 First adjustable driver's helm seat
Introduced the first adjustable driver’s helm seat in the industry.
1995 ProStar 190
MasterCraft perfects the V-drive ski boat, for true inboard skiability and performance with a roomy, wide-open interior.
The new ProStar 190 reduces spray and wake dramatically for better slalom runs.
MasterCraft’s new X-Star is the first true high-performance wakeboard boat.
MasterCraft X-Star is chosen as the official tow boat of the X Games.
1998 MasterCraft Oscillation Dampering System
New MasterCraft Oscillation Dampering System (M.O.D.S.) uses aerospace materials and a unique structural configuration to dramatically reduce vibration and noise.
New torsion axle trailer suspension for the smoothest ride and best durability.
A new high-pressure fuel pump delivers fuel more consistently for more power, better combustion and lower emissions.
1999 Advanced fuel delivery system
Advanced fuel delivery system — industry’s only tapered bottom fuel cell with an in-tank pump for improved performance and increase in usable fuel.
Venturi Air Induction System draws air forward through mounted vents and channels it under the windshield to prevent fogging, as well as to the bilge for improved ventilation.
2000 Keel line Gravity Ballast (KGB)
Keel line Gravity Ballast (KGB) system creates a low center of gravity for better handling and maneuverability than side tanks systems. It adds 400 pounds of wake-enhancing weight.
Teak swim platform transom protector safeguards boat from accidental scratches by skis and wakeboards.
2001 Powerboat's Towboat of the Year Award
Innovations & Awards:
Powerboat’s Towboat of the Year Award.
MasterCraft introduces a redesigned ProStar 190 EVO® hull, which lowers and softens the slalom wake dramatically.
ProStar 209 wins Powerboat’s Towboat of the Year Award.
The Backstop Rope Deflection System offers a new way of preventing ski rope repercussions.
2002 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft introduces the ProStar 197/X-7 and wins Powerboat’s Outstanding Towboat Performance Award.
MasterCraft introduces the MasterCraft exclusive Cadillac LQ9 (HO 6000).
The ProStar 190 EVO and ProStar 197 become the first boats in history to be AWSA certified in all five competitive water ski events with the LQ9.
MasterCraft introduces the Tournament Team.
Barefooter Keith St. Onge breaks the world trick record behind a ProStar 197.
Inaugural MasterCraft Water Ski Championships produce three new Pro Tour records.
MasterCraft introduces the first inboard concept boat, the X-Trek.
2003 The new X-Star
MasterCraft introduces the AP-1 hull (on the X-Star).
MasterCraft introduces a revolutionary new X-Star.
MasterCraft athletes claim six of eight No. 1 world rankings.
The New X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year
2004 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft tows world record trifecta in men’s slalom, jump and tricks with the ProStar 190/197.
The MasterCraft MariStar 280 VLD wins Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year Award.
MasterCraft introduces the X-80.
MasterCraft introduces the first twin-engine boats in the water sports market, the MariStar 280 STS and the X-80 STS.
MasterCraft introduces MasterCraft By Design after-market parts.
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the second consecutive year.
2005 NMMA CSI Award
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the third consecutive year.
MasterCraft X-Star chosen as official boat of Amp'd Mobile Supercross and The Dew Action Sports Tour.
MasterCraft wins NMMA CSI Award for the inboard watersports boat category, recognizing MasterCraft for its extraordinary customer service at the dealer level.
2006 Manufacturer of the Year
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the fourth consecutive year.
MasterCraft wins NMMA CSI Award for the inboard watersports boat category for the second consecutive year, recognizing MasterCraft for its extraordinary customer service at the dealer level.
MasterCraft wins a WSIA Leadership Award as Manufacturer of the Year.
2007 NMMA CSI Award
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.
World record jump of 243 feet is set behind a MasterCraft ProStar 197 by MasterCraft athlete Freddy Krueger.
MasterCraft wins NMMA CSI Award for the inboard watersports boat category for the third consecutive year, recognizing MasterCraft for its extraordinary customer service at the dealer level.
2008 J.D. Power and Associates Award
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the sixth consecutive year
MasterCraft wins NMMA CSI Award for the inboard watersports boat category for the fourth consecutive year, recognizing MasterCraft for its extraordinary customer service at the dealer level.
MasterCraft co-wins J.D. Power and Associates Award for the Inboard Industry.
2009 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft unveils the MasterCraft 300 — the marine industry’s first twin-tip day yacht at the Miami International Boat Show.
MasterCraft 300 earns a cover shot and world exclusive with Boating Magazine.
The X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year for the seventh consecutive year.
MasterCraft wins NMMA CSI Award for the inboard watersports boat category for the fifth consecutive year, recognizing MasterCraft for its extraordinary customer service at the dealer level.
MasterCraft introduces the all-new MariStar 255 VRS and new X-55.
MasterCraft’s Marketing Director Jason Boertje accepts the award for Best Ad Campaign at the 2009 Wake Awards.
MasterCraft leads its segment in market share.
2010 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft introduces the all-new 225V and new X-25
MasterCraft wins Trailer Boats Readers Choice Award as Favorite Wakeboard Boat Builder.
MasterCraft wins coveted NMMA Innovation Award for its pioneering technology found in the new MasterCraft X-25. One of 10 companies to win this award, the X-25 won because of Surf Tabs, it’s innovative digitally adjustable wake system, tracking camera and variable seating configuration and was said to be a unique 22-foot platform.
The MasterCraft X-Star once again gains a podium spot in the WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Awards for the eighth consecutive year.
MasterCraft announces it is partnering exclusively with one of the world’s best high-performance engineering companies, Ilmor Marine engines, for its power train needs.
MasterCraft again leads in innovation by unveiling all-new ZFT 5p wake sport tower. Electrically powered, it raises and lowers to three different positions with a simple flip of a switch, making it easy to store, tow or go under a low bridge.
MasterCraft unveils Parks Bonifay Custom Edition XStar.
MasterCraft unveils the SureShade system in its 300, making it the first pleasure cruiser style boat offering a factory-installed automated sunshade system.
MasterCraft leads its segment in market share for the second consecutive year.
2011 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft introduces a newly refreshed 200V/X2
MasterCraft wins coveted NMMA Innovation Award for its pioneering technology found in the ZFT 5p Tower. One of 13 companies to win this award, the ZFT 5p Tower won because its innovative tower raises and lowers with a simple flip of the switch.
MasterCraft unveils the ZFT 2 Tower, a user-friendly hydraulic assisted tower for easy lifting and lowering.
MasterCraft unveils its first touchscreen control center at the command center.
The MasterCraft XStar once again gains the top podium spot and is named Boat of the Year in the WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Awards for the eighth year.
MasterCraft wins WSIA Manufacturer of the Year.
MasterCraft wins Marine Marketers Association Award for Best Dealer Collateral material.
MasterCraft unveils all-new, conceptual 2013 XStar.
MasterCraft and Ilmor Marine unveil all-new Ilmor 7.4L engine, a normally aspirated engine that is more powerful, more efficient and more dependable than any other offering on the inboard market, including supercharged engines.
MasterCraft leads its segment in market share for the third consecutive year.
2012 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft launches all-new 23-footer, the X30.
MasterCraft introduces all-new, production-ready 2013 XStar at the first stop of the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour.
MasterCraft launches all-new 21-footer, the X10.
MasterCraft unveils the ZFT 4 Tower, a user-friendly hydraulic assisted tower for easy lifting and lowering.
MasterCraft unveils all-new 4.3 inch screen and 7-inch touchscreen technology in partnership with award-winning Murphy gauges.
The MasterCraft X-Star once again gains the top podium spot and is named Boat of the Year in the WakeWorld.com’s Rider’s Choice Awards for the ninth year.
MasterCraft wins WSIA Advertising Campaign of the Year.
2013 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft launches all-new 24-footer, the X46.
MasterCraft launches all-new ski boat, the MasterCraft ProStar.
MasterCraft unveils the industry’s best, factory direct warranty,
MasterCare five years of aft to bow coverage. Five years. No fears. Factory direct.
MasterCraft unveils its GEN2 Surf System, a complete system and solution to creating the best wakesurf wakes on several of its models.
MasterCraft unveils all-new audio system with zone control, allowing separate audio controls for bow, cockpit and tower speakers.
MasterCraft introduces all-new trailer package with new graphics, new wheel options and new features.
MasterCraft launches an industry-leading new website.
MasterCraft’s world-class employees accomplish 2 million hours without a loss time injury.
MasterCraft wins WSIA Advertising Campaign of the Year.
MasterCraft becomes the only boat manufacturer to secure all three ISO certifications: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14000 and ISO 18000.
2014 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft launches all-new entry-level towboat line, the NXT.
MasterCraft launches the first boat in the NXT Family, the NXT20.
MasterCraft launches the X20, an all-new 20-footer that is a surf-centric wave machine.
MasterCraft wins NMMA Innovation Award for its GEN2 Surf System.
MasterCraft wins NMMA Innovation Award for its new ski boat, the ProStar.
MasterCraft wins Best Booth Display at the Miami International Boat Show.
MasterCraft wins the AICP Award for Sound Design for its Mission 04 video, “History is History”.
MasterCraft wins two Clio awards, one for Mission 04 video (“History is History”) and one for its “Amazing Comes Standard” large format book created for dealers to help sell the value of MasterCraft.
MasterCraft wins 2014 Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for its “Amazing Comes Standard” large format book created for dealers to help sell the value of MasterCraft.
MasterCraft launches the X23, an all-new 23-footer that is a surf-centric wave machine and is arguably the best surf boat on the market.
MasterCraft named a finalist for the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants, a prestigious recognition honoring operational excellence in leading edge manufacturing facilities across North America.
MasterCraft ProStar pulls Freddy Krueger to a new world jump record of 250 feet.
2015 Innovations & Awards:
MasterCraft wins NMMA Innovation Award for its newly released X23 surf-centric wave machine.
MasterCraft launches NXT22, the 22-foot big brother of the NXT20.
MasterCraft brings wakeboarding back to the ESPN and the X Games with Real Wake and the inaugural MasterCraft Throwdown event.
MasterCraft ProStar pulls Freddy Krueger to a new ski fly Guinness World Record of 312 feet.
MasterCraft launches the all-new X26, the largest boat in the portfolio at 26 feet, replacing the highly sought after X55.
2016 The XT23
MasterCraft awarded the illustrious and coveted 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award, being recognized for operational excellence, customer satisfaction and a rewarding workplace.
MasterCraft launches the XT23, an all-new 23-foot crossover, replacing the incredibly popular X30.
MasterCraft awarded the NMMA Innovation Award for Dockstar Handling System.
MasterCraft launches the much-anticipated XStar (fifth generation), immediately selling out for the model year.
MasterCraft launches the XT25, an all-new 25-foot crossover designed with a traditional bow.
MasterCraft awarded the NMMA Innovation Award for the XStar, a fifth generation legend.