Look at the size of this MasterCraft X-80! The sheer vastness of MasterCraft’s largest-ever wakeboard boat continues to astound us. Even better, it’s absolutely packed with cool features: enclosed head, mini-bar with freshwater sink, three coolers, 17 cup holders, convertible reclining lounger, innovative sun pad, extendable bow ladder, monstrous swim platform and plenty more. And twin engines give it a hole shot that rivals that of a tournament ski boat.
As we expected, the wakes come out big and steep behind the huge deep-V hull. That creates some unique challenges, especially if you’re trying to go wake to wake. Still, the X-80 makes for plenty of water-sports excitement.
With twin Indmar 350-horsepower engines, this inboard mammoth is fun to drive. The X-80 flows over choppy big-lake conditions, and with an aggressive rider in tow the boat doesn’t budge, holding its course like no other.
This boat was built for comfort. It’s not just a floating living room, it’s a floating game room, sunroom and bathroom. These pictures don’t do it justice. You have to be sitting in it to appreciate the enormousness.
Base price: $106,520
Length: 28 ft. 3 in.
Beam: 114 in.
Seating capacity: 15
Fuel capacity: 110 gal.
Test Prop: OJ 13.7 x 17.4 4-blade
Test Engine: Twin Indmar MCX 5.7L, 350 hp
Top Speed: 50.2 mph 5,150 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.5 sec. 134 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 7.2 sec. 218 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 58 D 61 R, 36 mph 85 D 86 R