To many boat buyers, the X-Series has become synonymous with pro-level wakeboarding. Yet in the middle of that lineup is the X-10, designed for families and intermediate riders.
Not that you'd know the X-10 has a softer side from glancing at the edgy hull graphics and the tower with board racks. The standard Clarion stereo system has scary power with four JL Audio speakers, subwoofer and amp. But look past the wakeboarding features, and the X-10 is built on the same hull and deck as the MariStar 210 from MasterCraft's luxury line of family sports boats. That's why there's a deep-V entry for a soft ride through chop and plenty of seating and storage for parents and kids, plus a standard ski pylon for crossover capability. Everything from the all hand-laid fiberglass construction to the premium upholstery is top-notch.
The deep-V entry mellows out to a flatter running surface at the transom for average recreational slalom wakes. The wakes are OK for beginner skiers looking to squeeze in some free skiing amid all the wakeboarding and cruising.
With the triple KGB ballast system and our additional test ballast, our test riders were soon enjoying advanced-level wakes behind the X-10. The transitions are fairly short, so riders can expect a poppy lip with extremely kicky double-ups.
• A great set of standard wakeboarding amenities has turned the MariStar 210 into the X-10, an edgy machine for intermediate riders.
• Hits the sweet spot for the boat-buying masses by not having overwhelming size or overwhelming wakes.
• V-drive configuration allows for lots of seating in the wraparound lounge.
• Storage available from beneath the open-bow seating to the two rear trunks alongside the engine.
Top Speed 44.5 mph 5,100 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 5.4 sec. 130 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 7.2 sec. 217 ft.
Noise Levels (db) Neutral 62 D 61 R, 36 mph 84 D 83 R
Length 20 ft. 9 in. Beam 95 in.
Seating Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 45 gal.
Test Prop OJ 13.7 x 17 4-blade
Test Engine GM Vortec MCX 5.7L, 350 HP