MasterCraft’s lineup is the most diverse in this market, ranging from huge family cruisers to professional-level tow boats to a saltwater series. Yet besides that incredible variety of applications is the full range of sizes. Case in point: the MariStar 215. Sliding right between the 200 and the 230, this wakeboard and ski boat proved to be such an instant hit when it debuted last year that MasterCraft says it was sold out for six months. With supply catching up to demand, now is the time to try it out and see why so many families have wanted this 215.
The MariStar 215 has been such a great seller in part because it works well for any lake. Its size and terrific tracking capabilities make it able to navigate even smaller lakes, whether wakeboarding, skiing, tubing or just cruising. Yet it also has a steep enough V-hull design and depth from gunwale to keel to give drivers and passengers a secure, stable ride across bigger waters susceptible to rougher conditions.
The water-sports performance also has plenty of appeal for stern-drive owners eager to do more than just cruise, as well as for inboard owners looking to upgrade to the exceptional construction and engineering of a MasterCraft. Like most of the other boats in the company line, the 215 has an eye to versatility, so it can generate wakeboarding swells, softer ski wakes and everything in between. Families with wakeboarders looking to advance their skills can add features a la carte, like a tower and ballast system, or go all out and make this MariStar 215 into an X-15.
Dry weight: 3,425 lb.
Draft: 26.5 in.
Load capacity: 2,325 lb.
Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
Storage capacity: 138 cu. ft.
Bow: 19 cu. ft.
Center: 43 cu. ft.
Rear: 76 cu. ft.
Platform: 14 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 32 in.
Sun-pad area: 18 sq. ft.
Base price: $58,610
Engine: Indmar RTP-1 5.7L, 310 hp
Prop: OJ 14.25 x 14.5 four-blade
Cruise: MasterCraft Cruise
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck with MP3 input, four JL Audio speakers, armrest remote
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Vacuum-formed with billet-trimmed gauges
Gauges: 2.25 in., 4 in., 5 in.
Gas fill: Dual
Cooler: 36 qt., built-in
Cup holders: 12, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Graphics: MasterCraft logo
Colors: 21 exterior choices in five color ways; two base interior colors and 11 accents
Engine: Indmar MCX 5.7L, 350 hp; Indmar LY6 6.0L, 400 hp
Ballast: 650 lb. rear bag; gauge
Racks: Swivel, clamp
Wake shaper: Attitude-adjustment plate
Stereo: Amp, subwoofer, CD changer, driver remote, transom remote, swivel speaker cans
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber
Trailer: Single or tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow filler cushion, Bimini top, Saltwater Series package
Also in this line: MariStar 230
Six more inches of length and two more in the beam make this 230 just a little bigger than the 215, but it still features the top-notch interior and water-sports performance.