MasterCraft Boats Maristar 255 2009

OVERVIEW

The brand-new MasterCraft MariStar 255's luxury focus radiates from the flip-down armrests and billet aluminum speaker grilles of the plush pickle-fork bow all the way to the transom's contoured rear seat backs and diamond-stitched sun pad. In between lie a host of we've-spared-no-expense appointments designed to keep even the most demanding do-it-all family comfortable all-day long. All that extravagance lies on the new smooth-riding, modified deep-V hull, which you can outfit with wake-centric options to suit your riding ambitions, from the edgy style and function of the Zero Flex tower to the wake-boosting three-tank ballast system.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Private Head

The MasterCraft MariStar 255's standing-room head is the exclamation point on this luxury liner's promise of all-day comfort. The head's locking door conceals a VacuFlush toilet, freshwater sink and vanity with Corian countertop - even a stereo remote and iPod jack.

SPECS:

People: 18

Dry weight: 5,150 lb.

Fuel capacity: 90 gal.

Tower: Zero Flex Flyer*

Racks: Swivel and clamping*

Wake shaper: Adjustable wake plate*

TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 25 ft. 5 in.

Width: 8 ft. 6 in.

Bow length: 77 in.

Bow width: 79 in.

Floor to tower: 82 in.

Gunwale: 33 in.

Main lounge: 73 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 21 sq. ft.

Platform: 14 sq. ft.

Ballast: 1,120 lb.* (one 480-lb. bow tank*; two 320-lb. center tanks*)

ENGINE

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Standard: MasterCraft RTP-1 5.7L 310 hp

Test prop: OJ 14.75 x 17.5 four-blade

Cruise: PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro; ZeroOff Wakeboard*

* = Optional

THE WAKES

The MasterCraft MariStar 255 shares its brand-new hull with the X-55, so when you load up the more than 1,100 pounds of available factory ballast, you get the same great ramps - one of MasterCraft's best straight-from-the-factory wakes. That new modified, deep-V hull also handles chop and rollers like an ocean liner and churns up a stellar surf wake.