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MasterCraft’s 22-footer brings new features to towboat lineup

By MasterCraft Boat Co.

MasterCraft Boat Co.'s new 22-foot towboat entry includes a new premium feature in the FastFill Ballast System, which speeds time to towing by filling the X22’s ballast tanks in under four minutes.

The new wakesurf and wakeboarding specific hull design for the X22, when equipped with the company's Gen 2 Surf System and its 3,550 pounds of ballast, creates a substantial and totally customizable wake, said Terry McNew, Mastercraft president and CEO.

“Following the award-winning X23, which was one the industry’s best-selling boats for years, our engineers had a tough charter to improve on such an acclaimed boat. But in the end, the X22 delivers even more performance, features and comfort,” McNew said, adding the net result of the recently announced MasterCraft innovation, is bigger waves, a more comfortable cabin and a more efficient and powerful wave riding session.

MasterCraft’s latest wake-specific technologies work in unison on the X22 to operationally create a more efficient surfing experience. Once full, a new Switchback Ballast Tank instantly shifts ballast from side-to-side to suit the rider’s directional wave-riding preference.

The X22 has room for 16 passengers who can enjoy the views even more with convertible rear seating and two rear-facing sundeck seats. The boat’s deeper storage allows friends and families to store and access their gear easier, including heated storage in the top of the sundeck.

The X22’s Pickle Fork bow and U- shaped seating layout creates a spacious lounge configuration. Storage on the X22 totals 92 cubic feet, including carpeted underseat storage compartments throughout the boat.

The X22 will come standard with the easy-folding, gas shock assisted ZFT2 tower that can be equipped with surf sleeves and surf racks to hold all the boards needed for any surf outing.

The ZFT4 and ZFT7 Power Tower are additional tower upgrade options. MasterCraft’s exclusive technology that revolutionizes the driving and entertainment experience graces the new X22 as optional and standard equipment. A Klipsch Audio sound system comes standard on the X22.

Customizable Klipsch Audio systems are exclusive to MasterCraft, consisting of marine speakers and amplification solutions that create a concert- style entertainment experience. Klipsch Audio systems are also paired to each driving mode of MasterCraft’s optional Dual-Screen Dash, tuning the sound to the action, creating customizable waves for everyone on board.

The X22 comes standard with the new Murphy 7-inch touch screen dash with improved visibility. MasterCraft’s Dual-Screen Dash is an optional feature for the X22.

The proprietary Dual-Screen Dash tunes the boat’s operations to three usage modes, improves helm styling and ergonomics, integrates with consumer technology devices and provides important diagnostic information, navigation and even tutorial videos.

The X22 is powered by the latest General Motors engines marinized exclusively for MasterCraft by Ilmor Marine, including the direct injection Ilmor 5500 GDI V8 as standard equipment.

Also available for the X22 is the Ilmor 6000 GDI V8 (6.2L) and the boldest engine option, the Ilmor 7000 MPI V8 (7.4L). The X22 also can also be optioned with the award-winning Dockstar Handling System, a flanking rudder system designed for maneuvering in tight spots and crowded marinas.

Additionally, MasterCraft has now extended the warranty on the exclusive 6000 and 7000 series Ilmor power plants to seven years.

X22 Specifications:

  • Length: 22’ 4” / 6.81 M
  • Width Amidship: 102” / 2.59 M
  • Interior Width: 86.5” / 2.20 M
  • Weight: 5,500 LBS / = 2495 KG
  • Ballast Weight: Up to 3550 LBS / 1610 KG
  • Fuel Capacity: 68.5 G / 259 L
  • Seating: 16 people
  • Storage: 92 cubic feet / 2.6 cubic meters
  • Hull: Vector Drive
  • Color Options: Infinite

 

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