There are many factors that go into purchasing a MasterCraft boat that is perfect for your family. Aside from price and your favorite activities, another factor you’ll want to consider is the right size MasterCraft.
Knowing what size MasterCraft boat will be perfect for you and your family will help to narrow down your choices. Before deciding on a boat, you’ll want to ask yourself a few questions to determine what size boat is going to fit you and your family.
Keep reading to learn what questions need to be answered and how to determine the right size boat. With many options throughout the different series of MasterCraft boats, there’s a boat to fit every family to make for the ultimate day on the water.
Questions to Ask
How Many People Are in My Family?
Of course, you’ll want to be able to invite the whole family on the boat, so this is an important question. If you have a big family, that’ll lead you to need a larger boat. If your family is smaller, you may not need such a big boat.
Do I Plan on Inviting Guests?
Along with everyone in the family, will you want to invite friends often as well? If your answer is yes, you may want to consider a larger boat that can comfortably fit all your guests.
Where Do I Plan on Boating?
Will I be using a dock and lift on inland lakes or will I be in larger bodies of water? The size of the body of water can determine which boat is going to be a better fit for you and your family because of different environments. Smaller, inland lakes don’t necessarily require such a large boat. Larger bodies of water will likely lead you to need a larger MasterCraft.
Where Do I Plan on Storing the Boat?
This goes for both the boating season and the off-season. Smaller boats are easier to dock, and store on a lift, and in a garage or storage space. Larger boats may require an extra step of planning as they are bigger in length and likely heavier in weight as well.
Does My Lake Have Size Restrictions?
Some lakes limit the size of boats that can be on the lake. This is due to several reasons but before purchasing a new boat, you’ll want to be sure to check into this. Larger boats may not fit within the length restrictions.
What’s My Budget?
Often, the larger the boat, the more expensive it will be. It’s important to have a budget in mind when looking at new boats to ensure that this is a good purchase financially for you and your family.
The 20 Foot Options
Let’s begin with MasterCraft’s 20-foot options: the NXT20 and XT20. Both options offer a range of amenities and customizations that are ideal for smaller families and smaller inland lakes. These boats are quite capable of delivering water sports capabilities with a capacity of 11 passengers. You’ll have room for your family, a few guests, and gear. All while still remaining budget conscious.
An added bonus of these boats is that they are garage-friendly. This makes them perfect for those storing their boats in their own garages.
The 21 and 22 Foot Options
Next up, we have MasterCraft boats in the 21 to 22-foot range. Here, you’ll find a few options and some of our best-selling sizes. The NXT22, XT21, XT22, X22 are some of the most popular MasterCraft models on the water. All four boats in this range can hold up to 14 people. This step-up in size also allows you to handle a little bigger water while still maintaining ease of towing from lake to lake and smooth handling on the water.
Price points will vary greatly among the NXT, XT, and X models. This is due to the changes in trim levels between the different series of boats.
The 23 and 24 Foot Options
Jumping up to the 23 to 24-foot boat range gives you some boss status. You’ll be able to handle larger bodies of water and a bigger crew. The NXT24, XT23, XT24, X24, XStar, and XStar S will deal with some massive wakesurfing waves, plenty of features, and tons of room onboard. For those looking for a larger boat to fit their friends and family, this size range is perfect.
You are also able to choose between the different trim levels to fit your idea of a dream boat.
The 25 and 26 Foot Options
And finally, topping the MasterCraft sizes is the 25 and 26-foot lengths. In this size range, we have the XT25 and X26. These two boats can just about handle it all. Large bodies of water with rougher conditions are no match for these beasts. If you plan on boating in the Great Lakes in Michigan or the Intracoastal regions of our Central Florida market, you will love the XT25 and X26 when hitting open water.
The design of MasterCraft’s larger models is anything but subtle. They can accommodate up to 18 passengers and deliver big on performance.