Through a combination of new in-house designs and leveraging its exclusive partnerships, MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. recently announced new 2020 model year features for its towboat range. Additionally, the company has revamped two models in its NXT crossover boat line.
“We’re endless in our search to give potential owners more reasons to choose MasterCraft,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. “We made huge strides with the 2019 MasterCraft model range, and through our consistent new innovations. For the coming model year, we’re excited to comprehensively elevate our award-winning lineup.”
MasterCraft’s exclusive partnership with Ilmor Marine has enabled owners to utilize efficient, high performance powerplants from the engine provider. For 2020, MasterCraft has replaced the base 5.7L Ilmor engine in all XT and NXT models with the more powerful 6.0L MPI Ilmor engine as standard equipment. The new 6.0L MPI Ilmor engine is a higher performance entry level FWS (Fresh Water Series) powerplant. Other improvements to the MasterCraft Ilmor engine range include high output Mechman alternators, with double the peak current output. The 6.0L, 5.3L and 6.2L Ilmor engines are now upgraded to a crank-mounted raw water pump with an improved impeller life (125 hours) and easier servicing.
MasterCraft has collaborated again with its exclusive audio partners to offer the new Premium Plus Stereo option to the 2020 boat range. MasterCraft boats offers audio through exclusive Klipsch Audio systems powered by Bongiovi Acoustics Digital PowerStation (DSP) technology. The new Premium Plus audio package brings a pair of floor-mounted 8.5-inch sub-bass tuned cockpit speakers with improved DSP programming to add another three decibels of bass. Additionally, four tuned 8.5-inch tower speakers (available in S80 or S85 can styles) bring the power up top. The Premium Plus Stereo is available on all boats 22-feet and longer.
New audio features for 2020 also give passengers the ability to share DJ duties, with new remote features. On X and XT Series boats with the 7-inch or Dual Screen Dash system, a new remote feature enables stereo control from the observer side of the boat. X Series boats also receive a second screen display on the passenger side for stereo controls.
To complement the new audio additions, MasterCraft will be offering customizable dash and accent lighting in 2020. Available on MasterCraft boat models with 7-inch and Dual Screen Dashes, the RGB lighting update brings an editable 12.4 million colors on all dash and accent lights across six different lighting zones in each vessel. This also includes the optional underwater, cockpit and tower speaker ring lights.
Lastly for 2020, MasterCraft has made new Sunshade clips available on larger X and XT models that mount onto the bimini top or tower, offering cabana coverage from bow to aft lounge. Carbon fiber poles attach to receivers in the deck to deploy the shade.