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.
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.
Dry weight: 5,150 lb.
Fuel capacity: 90 gal.
Tower: ZeroFlex Flyer
Racks: Swivel and clamping
Wake shaper: Adjustable wake plate
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)
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 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.