View Full Version : New Mastercraft tower for 2011

07-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Stopped in the Mastercraft dealership, as I was stopping by the lake to put in my new thru-hull fittings, and had an interesting conversation with their salesperson.

Here is a picture of their new "push button electronic tower".

Below is a link to the facebook photo's of their 2011 lineup.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs198.snc4/38234_411337236751_315227661751_4989597_3705267_n. jpg


The guy said it made him very nervous, but he had faith in MC that it would be a quality tower. Man, when does a ski boat quit being a ski boat? All these fancy nancy gadgets. I wonder what that added to the cost. I am sure the owners are thrilled that MC found another way to drive up the cost of their boats.

07-30-2010, 08:33 PM
Here is a shot of the new Ilmor engine.

Here is a link to their website. http://www.ilmor.com/marine/marine-engines.html

I am going to take an educated guess and say that Jack Roush has something to do with them using these engines.


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07-30-2010, 09:54 PM
Looks more like a "Sausagecraft" than a Mastercraft cruising for high school chicks.

08-01-2010, 12:55 AM
cruising for high school chicks.

I love high school chicks! What's wrong with that?

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08-01-2010, 04:38 AM
I love high school chicks! What's wrong with that?

LEGAL, morally challenged high school chicks

08-01-2010, 11:37 AM
That tower looks like the one that Kenny Powers would out on his jet ski.

For every positive I see in a mastercraft, there is usually something negative to balance it out. Dolla dolla bills y'all.

08-01-2010, 09:23 PM
That tower looks like the one that Kenny Powers would out on his jet ski.

Thats hilarious.

"Amy! Amy! Just kiddin, its me."

Very funny show.

But, back to the tower. I am NOT a fan at all. It grabs way too much attention. Doesn't look like it belongs on a boat. Love the idea, hate the look.

08-02-2010, 01:44 AM
As awful as that tower looks, Mastercrafts IMO are great boats.... have been towed by an '07 X-15, loved it.... sweet, sweet ride! thagt Ilmor engine is a V-10!?!?! 725 horsepower, that is crazy.... MC is alwys trying to raise the bar.

08-02-2010, 12:25 PM
You raise it high enough I prefer to duck under it than continue trying to leap over it.

08-02-2010, 12:56 PM
ilmore uses a v-10 viper block for their high hp engines. they have gotten some rave reviews from the powerboating guys and it's supposed to be a real solid engine. not quite sure that you need 6-700hp in even the x-45, but I suppose there's guys out there that will have to have it..
mastercraft and ilmore are under the same corporate umbrella, so makes sense if they can justify the high $$..

08-02-2010, 01:17 PM
dang, that much hp the thing oughta 'bout leap outta the water! Looks nice, 'cept maybe that tower...

08-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Don't like the tower. What happens when you fold it and you have audio equipment and a bimini. I wonder if you would have to fold or remove them???

08-02-2010, 11:04 PM
I can only imaging how much gas that thing guzzles.

08-03-2010, 01:32 AM
people with too much money..

an electric tower... give me a break.

08-03-2010, 01:32 AM
the seat fabric looks real nice though.