MasterCraft bills the ProStar 19 Skier as a hardcore ski boat. Although it is the least expensive boat in the MC line, the manufacturer does not intend it to compete with entry level-priced boats. They say it is more of a purists’ boat – one for someone looking for a quality boat that will last a lifetime as well as one that has world-record-capable towing performance. The 19 Skier is MasterCraft’s value boat, but nowhere did the company scale back its commitment to construction excellence. It is built exactly the same as all the MasterCrafts, so the 19 Skier has the solid ride expected from a MasterCraft.
This boat also has some beneficial touches and finishing. The black, no-glare dash is highlighted by large dual speedos and a tach front and center. The driver also has a comfortable console with a built-in cup holder and custom steering wheel. The rear bench either converts to a sun deck or removes completely to make it easier to get to the platform.
Proof of this boat’s skiability lies in the fact that the hull was the top-of-the-line MasterCraft ski boat a few years ago. Its wakes are still world-class for slalom. This hull is slightly smaller than the new ProStar 190, so it’s a little more nimble plus it is a great value. When it comes to skiability, the 19 Skier sacrifices nothing.
A maneuverable and responsive boat combined with high-end, tournament-level slalom performance that skiers of all abilities will love.
For a smaller boat, the interior comfort is outstanding. Provides deep driver and passenger seating.
Swivel pylon cuts down on the wear and tear of the towline.
The clamshell engine compartment design provides easy access to the motor and keeps items on the floor from being lost.
The removable back seat easily converts to a sun deck, which is perfect for lounging and sunbathing.
The walk-through room around the engine is cramped, and it’s tight for space side to side.
Equipment storage is limited.
A firm bump at 22 feet off in slalom.
Length 19 ft. 6 in.
Beam 85 in.
Seating Capacity 9
Fuel Capacity 31 gal.
Test Prop OJ 13 x 13 4-blade
Test Engine Indmar Predator 5.7L EFI-TBI, 310 HP
TOP SPEED 46.6 mph 4,700 rpm
ACCEL. TO 30 3.6 SEC. 84.4 FT.
ACCEL. TO 36 4.8 SEC. 139.9 FT.
NOISE LEVELS (db)
Neutral 60 D 62 R
36 MPH 86 D 94 R