MasterCraft Boats X-55 2009

Boat Review

The all-new MasterCraft X-55 is the most luxurious boat in MasterCraft's line, which puts it high up on the list of most luxurious wakeboard boats in this guide. Everything, from the flip-down armrests in the ridiculously roomy pickle-fork bow to the contoured seat backs in the main cabin, screams comfort. But the MasterCraft X-55 is just as much wake warrior as it is luxury liner. The ZeroFlex tower, superb MasterCraft X-Series swivel board racks and more than 1,100 pounds of factory ballast all come standard. So does one of the best out-of-the-box wakes in our tests.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Main Cabin

The industry's only 25-footer, the MasterCraft X-55 boasts one of the largest interiors you'll find in a wake boat. Sheer size, however, isn't the only reason this lounge impresses. The starboard seat bench coverts gracefully from forward- to rear-facing, the contoured rear seat backs welcome you in and the brand-new diamond stitching lends the upholstery both style and comfort.

SPECS:

People: 18

Dry weight: 5,150 lb.

Fuel capacity: 90 gal.

Tower: ZeroFlex 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:

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 X-55's new modified, deep-V hull, which has 18 degrees of deadrise, gives it one of MasterCraft's best straight-from-the-factory wakes. Our test model came equipped with a turbocharged Volkswagen diesel engine, which we felt made the wake even better, thanks to its added weight and incredible torque.