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This MasterCraft X26 has all the Bells & Whistles
MasterCraft’s flagship X26 is among the biggest wakesports boats built
Three distinct seating areas - the bow, the helm/companion area and the cockpit
Upgrades: Gen 2 Surf System w/S25 Switching, Tower ZF 4, Premium Audio & Dual Screen Package, Dockstar Handling System, Electric Head and more...
X26 Tandem Axle Trailer
Top speed was 37.3 mph at 5600 rpm. Best cruise came at 4000 rpm, where the X26 ran 25.7 mph and burned 14.3 gph, which translated to 1.8 mpg and a range of 175 miles.
From 2500 rpm through 4500 rpm, MPG numbers were fairly consistent, ranging from 1.5 to 1.8. In acceleration tests, the boat reached plane in 4.2 seconds. Then, she ran through 20 mph in 5.9 seconds and through 30 mph in 9.2 seconds.
Endurance. A typical wakesurfing speed is around 10 mph. At 2500 rpm, the X26 ran 10.6 mph and burned 1.8 mpg, giving the boat an endurance range of 16.8 hours. Speed up to 3000 rpm and 15 mph and the number drops to 11.3 hours. At 3500 rpm and 18.7 mph, we recorded 8.2 hours.
The Wakes. MasterCraft says it has designed the X26’s bottom to produce a variety of wake shapes and sizes, but to also still provide a smooth ride when it’s time to take an end-of-day cruise. The ability to produce those wakes is enhanced when the boat is equipped with the GEN2 Surf System that is controlled by the aforementioned touchscreen at the helm. There are four primary modes - Drive, Surf, Wake and Ski. New wake settings for 2020 are MaxPush for monster waves and Kids, which is designed for newcomers. Profiles can be made for each family member, and the system can be set with the push of a button when that person hits the water.
The GEN2 system is made up of electrically-actuated Lenco tabs mounted on the boat’s transom. The center tab controls bow rise and attitude while the outer ones help shape the wakes on each side. MasterCraft’s Fast Fill ballast system feeds three hard tanks below decks, including a central U-shaped one that lets water shift to the appropriate side. Additionally, there are the two removable soft bags in compartments on each side of the engine. Total ballast is 4,150 pounds.
The Cockpit. The heart of the X26 is her cockpit, which has a horseshoe-shaped design and can accommodate up to a dozen people. Forward to port, the backrest can convert from forward facing to aft, creating a long lounge for wake sports observing/spotting that measures 7’9” when fully extended. The cockpit deck is 40” by 41” and amidships freeboard is 39”. In the aft corners, the seats have contoured rounded corners designed to be comfortable when the passenger rides facing forward or when turned sideways to look aft and watch the action in the wakes.
The Bow. Outboard of the head to port, a section of the windshield opens the 18” (wide passageway to the X26’s bow, where there is 33” of freeboard. Below is a billet aluminum air dam that blocks air from the bow to the cockpit when closed. Matched cutouts in the port gunwale contain beverage holders ,USB courtesy lights, and speakers. Above are custom-made contoured grab rails. With the walkway positioned to port, it creates doublewide forward-facing lounges to starboard with the longest measuring 54”. Storage is under all of the bottom cushions and beneath the forward-most pad, the anchor locker that has a clip for Danforth-style grounding tackle. There’s a 6” pull-up cleat in the center of the nonskid foredeck and outboard on each side.
Attention to detail, high-end upholstery and graphics rival what one sees in high-end runabouts. The private head compartment, refrigerator drawer and waste basket are accessories that dayboat buyers are looking for.
Rear seats on each side are intended for passengers to use when the boat is at rest.
The bottom cushions for the aft seats also lift up on pneumatic struts for a quick check on the ballast sacks.
The locker under the center bottom cushion in the bow is dedicated for a Danforth-style anchor and has the depth for the shank to swing without hitting anything.
MasterCraft’s flagship is among the biggest wakesports boats we’ve seen. The company says the X26 is targeted to win over some people who would be looking at a stern drive-powered dayboat in the same size range.
Her attention to detail, high-end upholstery and graphics rival what we’ve seen in high-end runabouts. The private head compartment, refrigerator drawer and waste basket are accessories that dayboat buyers are looking for.
At 6,900 pounds dry, the X26 is not a small boat. Add a couple thousand pounds that an appropriate trailer would weigh plus the typical gear on board, and it would probably take a vehicle with a towing capacity of around 10,000 pounds to be up for the job.
The perfect combination of luxury, surf, and wakeboard performance, the X26 lets you redefine what’s possible. Tame big water with ease thanks to the yacht certified deep V hull and the 6.2L GDI Ilmor engine. Spread out across the spacious interior with plenty of creature comforts and seating for 12. And when it's go-time, enjoy incredible surf and wakeboard sessions all season long.
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