Welcome to the MasterCraft’s 2018 model year—and the unlimited potential of the best boats on the water. From speakers to software, MasterCraft is debuting a hit list of fresh features to turn up your days on the water in every way. Brand-new towers meet a smarter, sleeker dash and helm design and cool new color options for your interior. MasterCraft also upgraded the overall driving experience with a rear-facing camera and lights and new, intuitive software offering fine-tuned modes for driving, chilling and towing. Other standout innovations include redesigned board racks that let you stow and go with unprecedented ease, and starting this year, every MasterCraft boat is now tricked out with premium, custom-engineered Klipsch speakers made specifically for on-water action.
One of the most common questions we’re asked by prospective ski boat buyers is “what makes a good surf boat?”
The team at Futrell Marine is known for its ski / surf boat technical expertise. So we decided to share some of our knowledge in the the below video boat boat buying blog to help you when researching your next boat purchase.
On thing is certain: there are no shortcuts in building a quality ski boat. As a buyer, you need to know some very important facts about boat design, construction and technology to be able to ask the right questions to ensure you buy the best performing boat for your money.
Have you ever looked at something closely in a shop or dealership and walked away feeling it was well designed and beautifully made? Have you ever asked yourself: “what gave me that feeling?”
That sense of premium quality is a combination of things. It’s about clever, innovative design, quality workmanship, careful fit, thoughtful layout … a feeling that the manufacturer has an interest in you and how you will use the product.
Sometime it’s the little things like the sound that’s made when you close the door of a BMW or Mercedes Benz car. Positive. Firm. Superb engineering. Well thought-out.
Think of the contrast with the way a door shuts on the cheapest car on the market. Tinnie, noisy, lightweight, poor fit. It sounds cheap. It has been designed in hope you won’t look too closely and probably won’t care.
The same principle applies with boats. There are very high-quality boats on the market and there are very poor-quality boats – and everything in between.
Beware of boat manufacturers or salespersons making big, unsubstantiated claims. An important piece of advice for those setting out to buy a new boat …. the price tag is no indicator of quality and performance.
Do your due-diligence. If you have any doubts, before you buy the boat, take it out on the water in the chop and put it to the test!
If the salesperson is reluctant to take you out for a water test in the conditions you’d like to see the boat perform in … walk away.
Contact Futrell Marine for more information and advice about buying your next boat. We are more than happy to assist. And, no pressure!
Futrell’s sales staff live and breath MasterCraft in and out of the water. Below is Futrell Marine’s detailed video review of the new 2018 Mastercraft line-up. We review the 2018 models from bow to stern.
All model particulars and new features are covered. No compartment goes unflipped …
Be sure to also check out our “Why Mastercraft” page for a feature by feature walk-through of what makes MasterCraft the market leader and most respected name in the Wakesurf boat market.