MASTERCRAFT INNOVATIONS & AWARDS

MasterCraft has 1 goal – make the best water sport boat possible.  In order to achieve this goal, they are constantly delivering innovations to improve your time spent on the water and they’ve been getting awarded for them. It all started in 1968. Here are just a few of MasterCraft’s many Innovations and Awards. 

2017

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MasterCraft’s new DockStar Handling System gives drivers of any ability a boost of confidence by making tight spots like docks and marinas easier to navigate.
DockStar’s breakthrough design delivers the ultimate control with a system of additional rudders that deflect prop wash beneath the boat. The result is precise steering while reversing—in both port and starboard directions.

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MasterCraft has innovated their auto launch system with Triple Tab Logic, the industry’s 1st and most effective system that uses all 3 wake shaping devices to help the boat plane within mere seconds even with extra weight and standard engine.

Ilmor makes the marine industry’s leading engines—and they’re exclusive to MasterCraft. Years in the making and new for 2017, the next generation of Ilmor power plant is redesigned and rethought from the block up to give you more of everything that matters. More efficiency, more reliability, more power, more precision, more responsiveness, and more fun. Plus they use less fuel and have a simpler, smarter design.

MORE EFFICIENCY
MORE RELIABILITY MORE
MORE RESPONSIVENESS MORE
MORE PRECISION MORE
MORE POWER
MORE FUN

MasterCraft’s new XT Series launches its first boat, the XT23. Live it up and let it fly in the XT23—built to bring stoke everywhere it goes, whatever it tows. This is the all-new crossover MasterCraft for a lifestyle that knows no limits. Load it up with loved ones and bring your wakeboards, surfboards, skis and whatever else you please.
Click here to learn more about the XT23.

2016

MasterCraft was awarded the very coveted and illustrious 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award, recognizing MasterCraft for their operational excellence, customer satisfaction, and a rewarding workplace.

MasterCraft launches its new boat in the NXT Series, the NXT22. This 22′ entry-level towboat packs a lot of punch, giving you all the power to do any sport you’d like on the water at an affordable price.

2015

MasterCraft wins the NMMA Innovation Award for it’s newly released X23 surf-centric wave machine.
WHAT IS AN NMMA AWARD?
The NMMA works in partnership with Boat Writers International to recognize manufacturers and suppliers who introduce new, innovative products to the marine industry with a direct benefit to the consumer.

2014

MasterCraft wins the NMMA Innovation Award for its GEN2 Surf System.

WHAT IS IT?
The Gen 2 Surf System lets you tune the wave exactly the way you want it, producing FOUR DISTINCT ZONES and a custom ride for every surf style, rider size, and skill level.

A HUGE GAS SAVER
The Gen 2 Surf System is more fuel efficient than Surf Gates found on other boats.  Surf gates have been proven to use up to 67% more gas which can really put a ding in your wallet.

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MasterCraft launches the NXT Series. The NXT20 is MasterCraft’s entry-level towboat category created for everyone who wanted a MasterCraft but believed it was too expensive. 100% MasterCraft, the NXT20 gives you everything you need in a sport boat.

MasterCraft wins yet another NMMA Innovation Award. The second award for this year is for MasterCraft’s new ski boat, the ProStar, which helped Freddy Kruger achieve a new Guinness World Record for ski fly or 312 feet.

2013

MasterCraft becomes the only boat manufacturer to secure all three ISO certifications – ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14000 and ISO 18000 from Alliance International, LLC.

WHAT IS ISO?
These certifications confirm that MasterCraft, who is the only boat manufacturer in the global marine industry to achieve such prestigious certifications, has met the requirements of the ISO standard for its Quality, Environmental, and Safety management systems across production and product development operations.

Achievement of these ISO standards demonstrates a verifiable commitment to product and service quality, environmental, and safety workplace management and performance.

MasterCraft unveils the industry’s best, factory direct warranty, MasterCare  – 5 years of aft to bow coverage. Five years. No Fears. Factory Direct.

WHAT IS MASTERCARE?
MasterCare is complete Bow to Aft coverage. Here is our fine print.

FACTORY BACKED
If a problem occurs, there are no intermediaries and no pass-off to component suppliers. Despite what our competition might tell you, this is not an insurance policy. It is completely factory backed. Issues are resolved immediately and directly through MasterCraft’s award-winning concierge service, recipient of the industry’s highest ranking for customer satisfaction.

FULLY TRANSFERRABLE
Our five-year coverage is the longest in the industry, and it’s fully transferable one time. The transferable warranty adds an average of $2500 to the value of a used MasterCraft.

BOW TO STERN
The engine, the touchscreen, the ballast system, the stereo, the carpet, the prop, the seats, the instrument gauges…every single element of your boat right down to the screws is covered for five years, with two exceptions: trailer paint/corrosion and gel coat defects. Nobody in the industry can top it.

OURS IS BETTER
MasterCare protects your boat for 5 years. Others might claim this – but read the fine print and it turns out 5 years doesn’t always mean 5 years.

MALIBU
“…For a period of sixty (60) months for fresh water boats and thirty-six (36) months for salt water boats…”

“…This Limited Warranty does not provide coverage for any component part that is at any time covered by any warranty provided by any third party…including but not limited to the manufacturer of the component part. Component parts shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, any items that are fastened to the boat through either mechanical means (screws/bolts) or chemical means (adhesives)…”

“…note that certain items including, but not limited to, powertrain systems, Biminis and boat covers are among those components covered by individual, separate warranties, which are explained and set forth in materials supplied by the component part manufacturer. Any and all claims or defects should be submitted directly to the manufacturers of those particular component parts…”

”…This transfer is subject to a boat inspection fee and applicable fees to be determined by an authorized Malibu Boats Dealer…”

TIGE
“…Warranty is transferable to a second owner under limited circumstances…”

“…For years two and three, Tigé will pay for parts only…”

“…Exclusions…swim platforms, fiberglass, nonskid pads or teak wood…items warranted by another manufacturer (engine, trailers, etc.)…”

CENTURION
“…Centurion provides no independent warranty with regard to the engine and transmission; however, the owner may contact Centurion to obtain contact information for making claims or inquiries under the applicable engine manufacturer’s warranty…”

SUPRA
“…For complete information, please refer to the individual policies. Exclusions and limitations apply. The Indmar program is described in separate booklets…”

“…Exclusions: Defects in or damage caused by or relating to the engine or any part thereof… Damage caused by, related to, or resulting from failure of components or parts which are not manufactured by Skier’s Choice, including but not limited to bilge pump failure…”

2012

MasterCraft unveils the ZFT 4 Tower, a user-friendly hydraulic assisted tower for easy lifting and lowering that be folded in under 25 seconds.

MasterCraft launches the all-new 23-footer, the X30.

2011

MasterCraft wins the coveted NMMA Innovation Award for its pioneering technology found in the ZFT 5p Tower.

ABOUT ZFT 5P
MasterCraft innovated a powered, self-raising and lowering tower, all done by the flip of a switch.

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2010

MasterCraft wins the NMMA Innovation Award for its pioneering technology found in the new MasterCraft X-25.

WHY IT WON
The X25 won because of Surf Tabs, it’s innovative digitally adjustable wake system, tracking camera and variable seating configuration. The X25 was said to be “a unique 22-foot platform.”

2005

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MasterCraft revolutionalized wakeboarding accessories with the invention of the rotating board wracks.

2003

MasterCraft introduces a revolutionary new boat, the XStar. In the same year, the XStar was voted WakeWord.com’s Rider’s Choice Wakeboard Boat of the Year holding the title 10 years in a row.

2000

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The X Series is born with the X5

1994

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MasterCraft creates the first adjustable driver’s seat for better comfort.

1993

MasterCraft has the first electronic fuel injection engine which comes standard in a ski boat. The Corvette LT1 engine.

1983

MasterCraft is the first to use fiberglass stringers and all fiberglass structural construction for greater durability.

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WHAT ARE STRINGERS?
Stringers are the backbone of your boat. MasterCraft’s exclusive stringer system is primary-bonded to the hull. AnchorLokTM; aluminum, steel and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pieces are glassed into the structure for anchoring major external hardware.

MasterCrafts are one of the only boat companies to use a grid liner system and hand-laid fiberglass resulting in 30% stronger hulls.

1976

MasterCraft pioneers the swim platform to make getting in and out of the boat easier and more comfortable.

MasterCraft is the first to put mufflers on a ski boat for a quieter ride.

1968

MasterCraft was born with innovation as they created the 1st Direct Drive ski boat ever made.  They were also the first to use hand-laid fiberglass and a hinged engine box for easier engine access.

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