It’s been more than a decade since MasterCraft introduced a boat to replace their world-record setting ProStar 190/197 inboard, so let’s just say the release of their new three-event towing ProStar has been beyond highly anticipated. With rumors flying around the tournament water-ski community about a pickle-fork bow, secret R & D sessions at Bennett’s Ski School and team skier Marcus Brown’s man-made lake in California, we’ve tried our best to dig up info about MasterCraft’s ski boat project for the last year, but our questions were met with tight lips. On August 7, the ProStar was released to the water-ski world, and we think it was well worth the wait. Take a look at our photo gallery with insight about the ProStar’s performance.
MasterCraft team athlete Freddy Krueger boosts high above Predator Bay in Calgary behind the new ProStar. Krueger was instrumental in the testing and direction of the boat’s new running surface, and feels that the world’s first 250-foot jump is now within reach.
Simple, functional ski racks keep your skis safe and out of way on each side of the boat.
A transom view of the ProStar’s running surface.
Ilmor’s new 6.2 liter engine is the upgraded power plant of the ProStar and was built specifically for the high demands of the world’s best jumpers. MasterCraft says slalom skiers will lean more toward their 5.7 liter engine.
The robust 6.2 liter Ilmore engine gives the ProStar unbelievable power even in high elevation. Ryan Dodd takes a practice ride before competing in the MasterCraft Pro Shootout in Calgary, Canada.
Pro skier Jaret Bull slices through the flat wakes of MasterCraft’s newest creation.
MasterCraft was the first company to introduce the pickle-fork bow to the inboard world in 2003 with the X-Star. For 2014, they do it with the ProStar and up the ante with the first open and closed bow boat all-in-one. The fiberglass bow can easily be removed depending on your needs.
Ready to ski your best? The ProStar is able and ready to take you there!
An ergonomically designed observer’s seat comfortably accommodates three passengers and half of the seat folds down for easy access to the bow.
Pro driver Will Bush’s input into the ProStar’s helm was crucial in creating a world-class space to give the driver the best opportunity to provide the best pull possible. We really like the reclining captain’s chair and the way the boat tracks razor tight through the course.
Beauty on the water, the new ProStar has a distinct look that instantly grabs your attention.
You almost don’t even have to ski it to believe because this photo alone says a ton about the world-class ski-ability of the new ProStar. Pancake flat, no trough, and extremely soft wakes are what you get. We tested a full range of rope lengths from 15 to 39 1/2 off, and the wakes are consistently world-class for beginners and experts alike.
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