MasterCraft introduced its 2017 model-year boats with new features, its new Dockstar technology and customizable options on all product lines including entry-level NXT Series, the XT Series, the X Series, and the STAR Series.
MasterCraft offers a wider selection of engine options for 2017, including General Motors new lineup of Gen V engines marinized by Ilmor Marine, the engineering team behind multiple Indy winners.
The 5000 MPI V8 (5.7L) and 7000 MPI V8 (7.4L) models offer traditional multi-port injection, while Ilmor’s new 5500 GDI V8 (5.3L) and bigger 6000 GDI V8 (6.0L) models both utilize gasoline direct injection with the same power using less fuel.
New for 2017, consumers can further customize most MasterCraft models with either an enhanced ZFT4 or the all-new ZFT7 Power Tower, the latter now being available in several configurations of colors, speaker layouts and vertical storage options.
Owners can also upgrade most boat interiors to include MasterCraft’s new “cool feel” vinyl that the company says stays cool to the touch even after extended exposure to direct sunlight.
Last month the company unveiled its new Dockstar Handling System, a patent-pending flanking rudder system that seeks to allow accurate docking in tight spaces in reverse.
Additional functional upgrades include optional docking lights on the XStar and X Series models consisting of six high-output LED lights integrated into the bow rub rail. X Series owners can also opt for ergonomic, dealer-installed SeaDeck flooring.
MasterCraft’s boat trailers now also include the option of low profile wheels and colored runway lights.