FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2002
Vonore, TN – It has often been said, ''You can't please everyone all of the time. Only some people, some of the time.'' Thankfully, MasterCraft engineers and Indmar motor heads missed that day of philosophy class and created the X-7, an award winning towboat for water skiers and wakeboarders alike.
Recognized earlier this year by the AWSA as the only boat/engine combination in history to receive all 5 competitive water ski certifications, the X-7 was recently awarded Powerboat magazine's coveted ''Outstanding Tow Boat Performance'' award. An honor bestowed on MasterCraft for designing a towboat with the ability to create feather soft wakes at high speeds for skiers, thick ramps at slow speeds for wakeboarders and handle like the aquatic version of a Porsche 911.
''The bottom line for water ski and wakeboard fanatics has always been wake shape and performance,'' said Scott Crutchfield, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. ''That's the foundation MasterCraft was built on and that's the nuts and bolts of building better towboats.'' Propelled by the MasterCraft exclusive 385-hp Cadillac Vortec HO 6000 power plant, the X-7 ''exhilarated every member of the Test Team who was pulled behind it, drove it or rode in it.'' Powerboat's Performance Trial Team also commented in the magazine's June issue that the X-7 provided ''astounding snap'' and reached a top speed of 49.6 mph, making it the fastest towboat at the trials.
''There has never been a better-performing, all-around MasterCraft in our history and the Powerboat tests confirmed that,'' said Rob May, Director of Marketing. ''Mark Yunger, Director of New Product Development, and the Indmar (www.indmar.com) team have developed a boat that will be the benchmark by which all other boats will be measured.''
MasterCraft is the world's largest producer of inboard and V-drive water ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats. Located in Vonore, Tennessee, tours of our 300,000-square-foot facility are not just available to the press, they are encouraged. For more information, model specifications, high- and low-res digital images or 35mm running and detail shots, please contact Casey Quilter at 800-443-8774, ext. 205. Or, visit our website at www.mastercraft.com.