MasterCraft only dubs boats MariStars when they are designed specifically for big families who crave big water, and at 24 feet long and 102 inches wide the MariStar 245 earns its moniker. This big boy isn’t quite as big as its older brother, but it still has a lot of boat worth talking about, from the wraparound lounge with removable cockpit table to the removable bow cushion, and plenty of luxurious touches in between.
The boat’s size and Salt Water Series package really expand the MasterCraft MariStar 245′s range — making it a gem in the rough conditions of intracoastal waterways, while still retaining some of the agility of a smaller craft.
This is a boat that the whole family of recreational riders and skiers will enjoy when they’re not pleasure cruising scenic, big lakes. For skiers, we recommend 15 off, nonaggressive sets. Rookie riders will have the most fun when they don’t add ballast and ride with a shorter rope. Advanced riders should opt for the KGB ballast and tower for optimal performance.
There’s plenty of room for maximum comfort on board the MariStar 245. The wraparound lounge and open bow provide comfortable seating for 18 passengers, and ample storage offers all the space you’ll need to store gear.
Base price: $63,260
Length: 24 ft. 2 in.
Beam: 102 in.
Seating capacity: 18
Fuel capacity: 90 gal.
Test prop: OJ 13.7 x 17 4-blade
Test engine: Crusader 6.0L, 375 hp
Top speed: 44.5 mph 4,800 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph: 9.8 sec. 243 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph: 13.6 sec. 419.7 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 69 D 71 R, 36 mph 85 D 92 R