First Look: MasterCraft Introduces All-New X-30

January 28, 2012

With its recent introduction of the new 23-foot MasterCraft X-30, MasterCraft Boats has once again risen above the noisy fray to put its unrivaled stamp on the wakeboard boat world.

One of the first features to capture the eye is the innovative, sleek design. Modeled after the critically acclaimed 2013 MasterCraft X-Star, the new MasterCraft X-30 offers a progressive flare while staying in touch with its time-honored heritage. At 23 feet 4 inches in length and 100 inches in width, the new X-30 boasts a traditional bow, which is a design departure for MasterCraft Boats, the King of the Twin Tip. Nonetheless, the large bow has plenty of room for you and a few of your closest confidants, even if they are 6’3″. And underneath this social gathering is once again industry-leading storage, with the deep passenger gullwing storage continuing back through the length of the boat. Not only does the X-30 bow have you aptly covered with seating and storage, there is also a clever flip-down door in the front that when opened exposes a stowaway area for your anchor and rope.

Moving to the back of the highly refined MasterCraft X-30, you are immediately greeted by luxurious yet functional wraparound seating. At the top of the list is the smartly designed convertible rear seat. In its normal position, it looks like any other wraparound seating configuration. However, with one simple move anyone can flip this rear perch to create a seat that can comfortably watch all the action at the end of the rope. There is also plenty of cargo space, with a massive coffin storage area on the port side, and of course, the MasterCraft cooler and a trash receptacle intelligently hidden under the seat behind the driver.


In addition, there are other important creature comforts designed to bring a little bit of your land life to the water. The X-30 comes standard with an exclusive JL Audio sound system, with digital amp and four high-end speakers. Add the optional the sub and sub amp to make any on-water get-together into a spectacle. Whether you prefer satellite radio, CDs or an iPod, the X-30 has you covered. In addition, the X-30 offers popular and convenient options like a cockpit table, billet aluminum walk-thru door, heater system and heated seats. Add in the stellar touch-screen display and the driver will have as much convenience and comfort as anyone else.

As you and your passengers head to the very rear of the X-30, you will not help but notice that MasterCraft has left no stone unturned and not underestimated the value of attention to detail. First, we welcome anyone to the transom of the boat by placing a non-skid walk thru on the sunpad. Second, we placed a convenient and safety conscious step down to the platform which also serves as a perch while you put on any water sports gear. And finally, MasterCraft offers the “waterfall” like swim platform that allows any boarder to simply slide into the water.

But as with any MasterCraft, the X-30 is as much about what happens behind the boat as what happens in it. And the X-30 will not disappoint. Thanks to an all-new hull designed for premium performance and wake shape, the X-30 is not only one of the best performance boats on the water but it puts fantastic wakes for any watersport enthusiast. Engage the optional attitude adjustment plate and the X-30 can be worthy ski partner. Load up the nearly 1,000 pounds of standard ballast and this boat will change the way you wakeboard. And maybe the most impressive is the sheer ability of the X-30 to produce one of the industry’s best wakesurf wakes with very little effort. Load the boat up with even a minimal 400 pounds, deploy the optional surf tabs and behold a surf wake that can only be topped by something you would see at Bells Beach.


So with the introduction of the X-30, MasterCraft invites you to let the best begin with the X-30. Best action. Best relaxation. Best social time. Best boat. And of course, the best summer of your life.

2012 MasterCraft X-30 Specs

Length: 23’4″

Width Amidship: 100″


Boat Weight: 3,070 lbs.

Fuel Capacity: 60 gal.

Seating: 16 people


Weight Capacity: 2,250 lbs.

Hull: Vector Drive

Color Options: Infinite


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