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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 time to towing by filling the X24’s ballast tanks under three minutes. Once full, the X24 debuts the new Switchback Ballast Tank that instantly shifts ballast from side-to-side to suit the rider’s preference.Luxurious cabin and surf-centric features
The X24 has room for 18 passengers and thoughtfully designed new surf-friendly storage features that allow friends and families to have more people, gear and fun on the water. The X24’s Pickle Fork bow and U-shaped seating layout create a spacious and comfortable configuration for spectating and lounging. Optional transom lounge and reserve seating scenarios create more options for owners to customize their interior. Storage on the X24 is considerable at 106 cubic feet, including storage compartments above the ballast tanks.
The X24 will come standard with the easy-folding, gas shock assisted ZFT2 tower that can be equipped with surf sleeves and surf racks to hold all the boards needed for any surf outing. The ZFT4 and ZFT7 Power Tower are additional tower upgrade options on the X24.Exclusive technologies and options make the difference
MasterCraft’s exclusive technology that revolutionizes the driving and entertainment experience graces the new X24 as either optional and standard equipment. A superior Klipsch Audio sound system that delivers the best sound on the water comes standard on the X24. Customizable Klipsch Audio systems are exclusive to MasterCraft consisting of marine speakers and amplification solutions that create a heavy-hitting, customizable concert-style entertainment experience. Klipsch Audio systems are also paired to each driving mode of MasterCraft’s optional Dual-Screen Dash, tuning the sound to the action.
MasterCraft’s Dual-Screen Dash is an optional yet radical feature for the X24.
The proprietary Dual-Screen Dash simplifies and enhances the on-board experience with technology that tunes the boat’s operations to three usage modes, improves helm styling and ergonomics, integrates with consumer technology devices and provides important diagnostic information, navigation and even tutorial videos.
The X24 is powered by the latest General Motors engines marinized exclusively for MasterCraft by Ilmor Marine, including the direct injection Ilmor 6000 GDI V8 (6.2L) as standard equipment. Also available for the X24 is the boldest engine in the MasterCraft arsenal, the Ilmor 7000 MPI V8 (7.4L). The X24 also can be optioned with the award-winning Dockstar Handling System, a revolutionary flanking rudder system that makes maneuvering in tight spots and crowded marinas a breeze.X24 Specifications: Length: 24’ 2” / 7.3 M Width Amidship: 102” / 2.59 M? Interior Width: 87” / 2.2 M Weight: 6,100 LBS / = 2,767 KG Ballast Weight: up to 4,300 LBS / 1949 KG Fuel Capacity: 85 G / 322 L Seating: 18 people Storage: 106 cubic feet / 3.0 cubic meters Hull: Vector Drive Color Options: Infinite
Like all MasterCraft boats, the X24 comes with the best warranty on the water, the five year MasterCare protection plan. Hand-built by “Master Craftsmen” in the company’s U.S.-based manufacturing facility, MasterCraft boats are constructed with quality and reliability in mind resulting in the highest resale values in the industry.
Completely customizable from bow-to-stern, consumers can configure their own X24. MasterCraft dealers will begin taking orders on X24 models immediately.
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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.
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MASTERCRAFT’S ICONIC XSTAR RE-EMERGES WITH THE INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST WAKE
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MasterCraft Revolutionizes Boat Docking with Towsports Industry-First Dockstar Handling System
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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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE
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 ...READ MORE