MasterCraft defines this boat as a cross between a turbo station wagon, a Porsche and an SUV. They say it’s for the family that loves water sports and wants to do everything with their boat. The company’s goal with the 209 was to make the largest inboard combined with high performance. They topped it off with the Sammy Duvall version by upgrading its looks and features.
The key to this boat’s versatility is that MasterCraft has sculpted it with a roomy 96-inch beam onto the running surface of a smaller tournament boat. The Sammy Duvall enhancements on the already loaded 209 are highlighted by the one-color monochromatic plush interior. Other upgrades include a stunning polished-aluminum pylon and, most important, a custom upgraded chrome-top 330-hp multiport Indmar engine. Our test boat was outfitted with a powerful Clarion waterproof stereo, with speaker separates and the well-placed fingertip remote, polished custom steering wheel, smooth flowing dash and an optional hot water shower.
The Sammy 209 is a luxury boat with sporty characteristics, and it’s a sports boat with luxury amenities. You could certainly make a case that this is MasterCraft’s most versatile boat. It combines comfort, size, respectable skiability and even wakeboard performance as well as anything we’ve seen. Plus, with the classy styling, clean monochromatic interior and the names MasterCraft and Sammy Duvall on the side, it’s a boat with premium prestige.
More than multi-sport capable with respectable wake performance for skiing and riding combined with the Sammy Duvall seal of approval for unquestionable reliability.
Plush padding located throughout the interior of the boat possesses the Sammy Duvall signature emblems for a classy and comfortable look.
A swivel pylon cuts down on the wear and tear of the towline.
Oversized swim platform adds convenience for putting on equipment.
The rear seat converts into a sun deck if desired for those hot days on the water.
Unique armrests in the rear of the boat are an added bonus.
In addition to the large, rear, gull-wing trunk storage, there is side and front ski storage available.
Removable carpet in the bow is easy to unsnap and clean.
The forward ski locker could use some extra padding for protecting equipment.
Length 20 ft. 11.5 in.
Beam 96 in.
Seating Capacity 12
Fuel Capacity 35 gal.
Test Prop OJ 14 x 18 4-blade
Test Engine Indmar Vortec LTR 5.7L MPI, 330 HP PowerSlot
TOP SPEED 45.8 mph 5,200 rpm
ACCEL. TO 30 4.7 SEC. 115.0 FT.
ACCEL. TO 36 6.2 SEC. 189.93 FT.
NOISE LEVELS (db)
Neutral 60 D 60 R
36 MPH 90 D 92 R