2024 MasterCraft NXT23

The NXT23 mixes style with an easily customizable wake.

Featuring a unique hybrid bow ­design and MasterCraft’s signature sheerline, the new NXT23 screams style. Our test model sported the optional NXT Icon Package, with its all-black badging, SeaDek flooring and tower accents, plus RGB ring and underwater lighting. Thanks to MasterCraft’s SurfStar system and 3,130 pounds of ballast, the NXT23 puts out high-performance wakes and waves that can adjust quickly to suit beginner and advanced riders.

MasterCraft NXT23 running
The NXT23 can be set up to to suit beginner and advanced riders. Tom King

Aiding security and easing ownership, the NXT23 comes with telematics capabilities, allowing owners to ­remotely check the boat’s systems and even turn off the battery from anywhere via the MasterCraft Connect app.

MasterCraft NXT23 helm
SurfStar settings can be adjusted via the standard 7-inch touchscreen. Tom King

Adjust the SurfStar settings via the standard 7-inch touchscreen. The Rapid Surf page allows choosing a profile for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and now wake foiling. Choose from three factory presets, or use Custom Surf to tweak the ride to your liking. Those new at watersports will appreciate SurfStar’s ease of use and automation.

MasterCraft NXT23 bow seating
The NXT23 offers comfortable seating for up to 16 guests. Tom King

With room for 16, the NXT23 also offers plenty of space for the requisite gear. Underseat storage is ample, including a dedicated spot for a cooler. Consider opting for MasterCraft’s CoolFeel vinyl, which is comfortable and keeps surface temps down on hot days. The optional convertible flip seat is a must-have because it allows guests to comfortably face backward and watch the on-water action. Buyers can also opt for a flip-down swim step, which makes getting back on board much easier.

MasterCraft NXT23 aft seating
Buyers can opt for a flip-down swim step, which makes getting back on board much easier. Tom King

The NXT23 comes with ­MasterCraft’s Z6 tower, which looks great, especially as part of the NXT Icon Package. Release the locking levers on each side, and a single person can easily raise and lower the Z6. The standard clamping racks are great, as is the oversize Bimini shade top with its integrated storage for wakesurf and foil boards on top and below.

Buyers looking to check a lot of boxes and have a ton of fun on the water in a hassle-free setup that won’t break the bank should check out the MasterCraft NXT23.

MasterCraft NXT23 on a lake
The NXT23 comes with ­MasterCraft’s Z6 tower. Tom King

High Points

  • NXT Icon Package delivers fit-and-finish akin to more expensive models.
  • SurfStar’s presets and customization aid learning and advancing skills.
  • Standard Klipsch audio blasts your favorite tunes in high fidelity.
MasterCraft NXT23 performance data
MasterCraft NXT23 Certified Test Results Wakeboarding

How We Tested

  • Engine: Ilmor 6.0L MPI 373 hp/407 ft.-lb.
  • Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 15″ x 15.25″ 4-blade
  • Gear Ratio: 1.75:1 Fuel Load: 51 gal. Crew Weight: 370 lb.

Pricing and Specs

MSRP:See local dealer
Dry Weight:5,030 lb.
Ballast:3,130 lb. (with SurfStar)
Seat/Weight:16/2,160 lb.
Fuel Capacity:65 gal.

MasterCraft Boats – Vonore, Tennessee; mastercraft.com