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MasterCraft Boats Honored with 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award

Marine Manufacturer Recognized for Operational Excellence, Customer Satisfaction and Rewarding Workplace VONORE, Tenn. (Jan. 19, 2016) – MasterCraft Boats (NASDAQ: MCFT) today joined very elite company being named among the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants, a prestigious award honoring operational excellence in leading-edge manufacturing facilities across North America. For over two decades, the IndustryWeek Best Plants award has recognized companies that have successfully implemented strategies to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and foster stimulating work environments. The goal is for other companies to then emulate these best practices. Highly respected, U.S.-based manufacturers such as Harley Davidson, Lockheed Martin and Toyota have won this honor in the past. “MasterCraft is honored to earn the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants award and be recognized among these elite manufacturing facilities,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft. “Across the company, we continue to set new benchmarks for operational excellence and establish best practices in manufacturing. Our dedicated employees, management team and board members each were instrumental in the company earning this award.” One of the key drivers for MasterCraft was its successful employee empowerment program, an ongoing company-wide initiative that encourages factory line workers to suggest improvements to the production process. More than 13,000 employee-generated improvements were implemented over the course of the last fiscal year alone. The positive results can be readily seen across the company’s operating metrics including an improved first-pass quality yield of close to 75% and a significant reduction in warranty costs. MasterCraft is able to offer an industry-leading five-year, bow-to-stern warranty and the company’s customer satisfaction index bested the national average three years in a row. MasterCraft also remains the only marine manufacturer to achieve three separate ISO certifications for Quality, Environmental and Safety management systems. ISO certifications remain the international standard for quality management systems with independent third party verification and more than 60 years of best practices used as criteria to obtain these endorsements. MasterCraft will be profiled in an upcoming issue of IndustryWeek Magazine as well as honored during the 2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing and Technology Conference and Expo to be held in early May. For more information regarding MasterCraft, please visit www.MasterCraft.com. About MCBC Holdings, Inc.: Headquartered in Vonore, Tenn., MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) is the parent of MasterCraft Boat Company, a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium performance sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand image through a rich history of industry-leading innovation, and more than four decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut the company’s goal remains the same - to continue building the world’s best ski, wakeboard, wakesurf and luxury performance powerboats. For more information, visit www.mastercraft.com.

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New X24 Surf Boat Creates Industry’s Largest Wave, Most Advanced Surf Experience

Expanding its dominance in wake surfing technology and performance, the new X24 announced today by MasterCraft Boat Company (NASDAQ: MCFT) enters the market as the new wake surfing category standard. The newest X-series vessel’s on water experience blends the science of its leading MasterCraft wake surf boat technology with the soul of wave riding. “With the X23 and iconic XStar setting the bar for wakeboarding and surf and performance, it was tough to outdo ourselves. But we delivered,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft Boat Company. “With the new X24, we’ve created a reliable and exceptional experience with the ultimate in on-the-water durability, reliability and performance.” Science-driven surf experience MasterCraft engineers have produced award-winning wake surfing technology and boats within the X-series and the X24 is no exception. Surf science was put into motion with the X24, starting with a new surf-specific hull design that when equipped with up to 4,300 lbs. of ballast and the Gen 2 Surf System creates the industry’s largest wake that is perfectly sculpted and customized through MasterCraft technology. New wake-specific technologies work in concert on the X24 to operationally speed up the boat’s wake-specific functions. A premium new 2018 feature, the new FastFill Ballast System speeds ...

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MASTERCRAFT’S ICONIC XSTAR RE-EMERGES WITH THE INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST WAKE

Two decades after changing the sport of wakeboarding with the first performance wakeboard boat, MasterCraft Boat Company (NASDAQ: MCFT) today announced the newest iteration of its iconic XStar. The completely redesigned 2018 MasterCraft XStar dev=buts as the highest performing, most technologically advanced wake-specific boat in the industry, once again setting the standard for those who demand the very best. "With the new XStar, the original wakeboard boat has again become the unbeatable," said Terry Mcnew, President and CEO of MasterCraft Boat Company. "Over 21 years, our engineers' charter for the XStar has remained the same: do whatever it takes to outperform and progress the sport. For 2018, MasterCraft is the only company that has what the XStar can deliver: the biggest wake in existence and our exclusive digitally-enhanced driving and entertainment experience." Unprecedented wake and driving performance Living up to the performance expectations of the iconic XStar brand, the highest performing XStar ever will enable the next level of progression in wakeboarding and wake surfing. Whether its Himalaya-sized double-ups or massive, customizable surf waves, the 23-foot XStar has it handled through a combination of key features. The XStar debuts a radical new wake-specific hull design that can be equipped with 4,100 lbs. of ...

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MasterCraft Revolutionizes Boat Docking with Towsports Industry-First Dockstar Handling System

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/171601888 http://www.mastercraft.com/dockstar VONORE, Tenn. (June 21, 2016) – MasterCraft (NASDAQ: MCFT) claims another towsports industry-first with today’s unveiling of its revolutionary new Dockstar Handling System that enables boat drivers of any ability level to confidently drive in reverse and more easily navigate tight docks and crowded marinas. MasterCraft’s engineering team conquered two equally important charters with the innovative Dockstar Handling System: enable drivers to control a boat in both directions in reverse and improve the docking and maneuverability capabilities of an inboard drive MasterCraft. The innovative Dockstar Handling System enables this through a pair of low-profile, flanking rudders that enable port-side reverse control, which was previously unattainable with inboard towboats, while also greatly assisting during docking and controlling the vessel at low speeds. Drivers used to traditional inboard handling will be amazed at the boat’s ability to reverse both port and starboard without having to compensate while newcomers to the inboard category, especially from the outboard or stern drive category, will instantly feel comfortable maneuvering in even the tightest spaces. “MasterCraft and its progression are about making time on the water easier,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft. “After we identified a way to make boating with a MasterCraft even ...

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MasterCraft Boats Broadens MasterCraft Throwdown Competition into Summer-Long Event Series

VONORE, Tenn. (June 17, 2016) – Building on the momentum from last year’s inaugural MasterCraft Throwdown, MasterCraft Boats (NASDAQ: MCFT) has announced plans to expand this platform from a single competition into a full-blown, summer-long event series. This new format will widen the opportunities for both competitors and fans to be involved with the progression of competitive watersports as the new series will feature an online video competition, a made-for-TV pro invitational and a traveling demo tour at regional dealer locations. Last year’s inaugural MasterCraft Throwdown boosted wakeboarding and waterskiing back into the action sports spotlight by boasting the largest cash purse in the history of competitive watersports and a new world skifly record of 312 feet by long distance jumping legend Freddy Krueger. This year’s lineup looks even more promising with world-class riders such as Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford and Shota Tezuka set to compete. “MasterCraft has been at the forefront of competitive wakeboarding and waterskiing since the company’s inception in 1968 and the company plans to retain its leadership role in shaping the future of competitive watersports,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft. “This new format for the MasterCraft Throwdown will continue to shine the spotlight on the ...

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MasterCraft Returns As Finalist For 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award

MasterCraft Boat Company (NASDAQ: MCFT), the only marine company to achieve three separate ISO certifications, today was named a finalist for the IndustryWeek Best Plants awards for the second year running. The prestigious IndustryWeek Best Plants awards honor operational excellence in leading-edge manufacturing facilities across North America that have successfully implemented strategies to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction, and foster stimulating and rewarding work environments. “Over the last few years, MasterCraft has implemented a company-wide charter to improve both its production facilities and the manufacturing process, together ensuring the highest level of quality in the construction of our boats,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft Boat Company. “Being recognized again as a finalist for an IndustryWeek Best Plants award validates our operational excellence strategy that is embraced from the ground up by MasterCraft’s employees and management team.” Beyond its success in terms of innovations and market share, MasterCraft continues to set the industry bar in terms of quality and workplace safety. The company stands alone as the only marine manufacturer to achieve three separate ISO certifications for Quality, Environmental and Safety management systems across its production, and product development operations. ISO standards represent international best practices that have been in ...

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MasterCraft Teams Up with ESPN X Games to Boost Wakeboarding, Waterskiing Back into Action Sports Spotlight

MasterCraft Teams Up with ESPN X Games to Boost Wakeboarding, Waterskiing Back into Action Sports Spotlight Two of the most progressive names in action sports, MasterCraft Boats and ESPN’s X Games, have announced a renewed collaboration providing an entirely new platform to showcase the latest, boundary-pushing athletes in both wakeboarding and waterskiing. MasterCraft Throwdown and Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft will debut as part of the World of X Games series on ABC this summer. The invitation-only, inaugural MasterCraft Throwdown is set to take place at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids, MI on August 8 with thousands of spectators anticipated to attend and watersports enthusiasts everywhere able to watch live via the telecast on ABC. Upping the ante from traditional event formats, this first-of-its-kind competition will pit the best wakeboard athletes in the world in head-to-head elimination heats with the added pressure of a “one run, fall-and-you’re-done” format forcing riders to pull out their best tricks. Embracing the “go big or go home” mantra, the event will also feature an amped up version of long distance ski jumping in an attempt to break a world record. Boasting the largest single event cash purse in the history of competitive wakeboarding/waterskiing, the ...

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