Ski Boat Review
The MasterCraft X-2’s compact size defines its highly mobile performance and ease of use but not its level of functionality or luxury. At exactly 20 feet, the MasterCraft X-2 is easy to store and simple to trailer, even with a smaller vehicle. That small size also makes the MasterCraft X-2 highly maneuverable on the water, which makes it fun to drive and a great match for smaller lakes where the X-2’s quick-to-plane performance can help riders maximize shorter runs. The X-2’s acres of storage and range of standard and optional features belie its compact size. In fact, you can option out the X-2 and, in many cases, match the luxurious function of MasterCraft’s larger X-35, X-45 and X-55. The MasterCraft X-2’s pickle-fork bow and transom carve out room for 11 people, and deep, easy-to-access storage is always within reach. The almost 900 pounds of standard ballast and X-Series sculpt wakes for a range of water sports, including wakeboarding, wakesurfing and recreational slalom sets.
The MasterCraft X-2 is the best ski boat for you if: You want the easy use and multisport performance of a 20-foot boat but also want the ability to add some of the best features in water sports. Its 20-foot size makes the X-2 a perfect option for those on size-restricted waterways.
How to max it out: The BIG system’s brilliant, billet-ensconced display gives the helm of the X-2 the same look and performance of MasterCraft’s iconic X-Star. Perfect the size and shape of X-2’s wakesurfing wake with MasterCraft’s patented Surf Tabs. Upgrade to the new Power Tower and the X-2 is even more of a cinch to store. Flip a switch at the dash and the Power Tower drops effortlessly below the dash.
MasterCraft X-2 2011 Specs
Length: 20 ft.
Width: 96 in.
People: 11 people
Load capacity: 1,609 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 45 gals.
Dry weight: 3,500 lbs.
Standard ballast: 890 lbs.
Max ballast: 890 lbs. plus Plug and Play
Standard engine: Ilmor MV8 5.7L
Maximum horsepower: Ilmor MV8 6.0L