MasterCraft boats are seeing more action in saltwater, as inland skiers, wakeboarders and water sports enthusiasts relocate closer to coastal markets. Traditional saltwater boats just don’t have the same towing characteristics as MasterCraft, so it’s only natural that MasterCraft would equip these boats with the most saltwater-friendly components available. MasterCraft did not just slap a “saltwater” engine in their current line and declare these boats saline worthy. Instead they spent hundreds of hours offshore in Florida testing components like stainless steel gas shocks, hydraulic steering, fully sealed wiring, sacrificial anodes, raw water strainers, and the Crusader engines in the roughest conditions to ensure MasterCraft is able to carry their solid reputation into this market. The SS line will increase the lifespan of vulnerable parts and help maintain MasterCraft’s excellent reputation for premium resale-ability.
The X-Star SS offers a choice of Crusader 330 hp, 375 hp or 425 hp GM Vortec engines. All of the SS engines are fresh-water cooled, protected with premium multi-coat non-corrosive paint and come with composite motor mounts.