MasterCraft Boats Maristar 235 2009

OVERVIEW

Like its X-Series counterpart, the X-35, the MasterCraft MariStar 235 is a smooth-riding, versatile performer that's a great choice for big multisport families. In a nod to its family-friendly luxury layout, the MasterCraft MariStar 235 trades in a seat in the wraparound lounge for a wet bar and available refrigerator. You won't miss the space. With its stretch-to-the-limit, 102-inch beam and voluminous pickle-fork bow, this 23-foot wakeboard boat feels like it has room for even more than its 16-person capacity. Crank up the MasterCraft MariStar 235's wake factor by adding the Zero Flex tower, stellar X-Series board racks and optional three-tank ballast system.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Convertible seat

With its new diamond-stitch vinyl and contoured seat backs, the MasterCraft MariStar 235's massive interior is maxed out for comfort. It's full of function, too. With a lift and tug, this bench-style passenger seat converts from forward- to rear-facing.

SPECS:

People: 16

Dry weight: 4,650 lb.

Fuel capacity: 60 gal.

Tower: Zero Flex Flyer*

Racks: Swivel and clamping*

Wake shaper: Adjustable wake plate*

TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 23 ft. 5 in.

Width: 8 ft. 6 in.

Bow length: 63 in.

Bow width: 78 in.

Floor to tower: 80 in.

Gunwale: 30 in.

Main lounge: 67 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 21 sq. ft.

Platform: 14 sq. ft.

Ballast: 805 lb.* (one 445-lb. bow tank*; two 180-lb. center tanks*)

ENGINE:

Standard: MasterCraft RTP-1 5.7L 310 hp

Test prop: OJ 14.75 x 15.5 four-blade

Cruise: MasterCraft cruise, PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro*; ZeroOff Wakeboard*

* = Optional

THE WAKES

Loaded up with the optional 805-pound, below-the-floor ballast system, the MasterCraft MariStar 235's deep-V hull carves a great recreational-level wake that's approachable for the entire family. Shift everyone to one side for solid wakesurf sessions too.