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MB Sports F23 Tomcat 2010

December 14, 2009
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Wakeboard Boat Review

MB Sports’ flagship wake machine, the MB Sports F23 Tomcat, comfortably fits 16 people with four easily manning the pickle-fork bow. The massive seating capacity — along with the intelligent, wake-minded design and the legendary MB Sports fit and finish — make the MB Sports F23 Tomcat a great wakeboarding boat for big lakes with plenty of cruising space. The quick-to-plane hull design lets riders spend more time exploring the MB Sports F23 Tomcat’s crisp, clean wakes and less time hanging out in the water.

The Wakes

At more than 23 feet long with 2,400 pounds of factory ballast that fills in about 60 seconds, the MB Sports F23 Tomcat throws a swell big enough for pros. It has a clean, consistent lip you can rely on for anything from spins to inverts to big, floaty grabs in the flats. You’ll always come off clean with no fear of catching on the F23 Tomcats’ massive wakes.

Don’t Miss

We’re taking on water! MB Sports’ ballast system truly is simple. For centuries, common knowledge has been if you want to sink a boat, you fill it with water. That’s essentially the principle behind the 2,400 pounds of water weight in the MB Sports F23 Tomcat. A gate system opens to partially sink this wake boat, and you have plenty of water on board for a fat wake before you can decide whose turn it is.

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Specs

People: 16

Dry weight: 4,300 lb.

Fuel capacity: 65 gal.

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Tower: Skylon Tomcat II

Racks: Skylon (swivel), swivel and telescoping*

Wake shaper: Electric trim plate

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Engine

Standard: PCM Excalibur 410 hp 6L V8

Test: PCM Excalibur 410 hp 6L V8

Test prop: Acme 14 x 14.25 four-blade

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Cruise: Zero Off

* = Optional

Ballast

2,400 lb. total (two 1,200-lb. center tanks)

Test Measurements

Length: 23 ft. 6 in.

Width: 8 ft. 8 in.

Bow length: 58 in.

Bow width: 74 in.

Floor to tower: 79 in.

Gunwale: 26 in.

Main lounge: 64 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 24 sq. ft.

Platform: 14 sq. ft.

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