MasterCraft has always been a pioneer of product innovation, styling, comfort, performance and quality. With the most adjustable wakes, luxurious comfort and unrivaled craftsmanship, MasterCraft continues to deliver the most fun on the water.
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. But
the boat design was so revolutionary that they soon
got order after order, rising quickly as a major force
in the tournament ski boat market.
Always looking forward
When wakesurfing took the industry by storm, we were the first brand with surf technology onboard. Over the past 13 years, we have continued to evolve our surf technology to create the best behind the boat experience for everyone. Today, MasterCraft designs and builds thousands of tournament ski, wakeboarding, luxury and performance boats at year to keep up with demand.
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.
The industry leader
The MasterCraft brand is the leading producer of luxury performance sport boats used for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and skiing in the world. Our boats reign the water in more than 35 countries, sold worldwide at more than 180 domestic and international dealer locations. With 13 models to choose from, there’s a perfect MasterCraft option for every family.
The first MasterCraft is built.
First hand-laid fiberglass ski boat for better strength and consistency.
First hinged engine box for easier access.
MasterCraft pulls its first National Championship.
Larger fuel inlet for easier fueling.
First marine-grade carpeting for longer wear.
Slalom World Record
MasterCraft pulls Kris LaPoint to its first slalom world record.
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.
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.
The PowerSlot receives a US patent.
Official towboat of Cypress Gardens and Marine World
MasterCraft pulls World Records in women's slalom, men's slalom and tricks.
MasterCraft is chosen the official towboat of Cypress Gardens and Marine World
First fiberglass stringers and all fiberglass structural construction for greater durability.
MasterCraft introduces the MariStar, first in a line of large, luxury ski boats.
MasterCraft patented the Wear-Guard pylon, which reduces rope wear and makes slalom runs smoother by eliminating ratcheting
LT-1 Corvette EFI Engine
MasterCraft pulls Sammy Duvall to a 220 men's jump World Record.
LT-1 Corvette EFI engine introduced
First adjustable driver's helm seat
Introduced the first adjustable driver's helm seat in the industry.
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 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.
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
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 to protect boat from accidental scratches by skis and wakeboards.
Powerboat's Towboat of the Year Award
MasterCraft introduces a re-designed 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.
The new X-Star
MasterCraft introduces the AP-1 hull (on the X-Star).
MasterCraft introduces a revolutionary new the X-Star.
MasterCraft athletes claim six of eight #1 world rankings.
The New X-Star is voted WakeWorld.com's Rider's Choice Wakeboard Boat of The Year
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.
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
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
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
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 (5th 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 5th Generation legend