First Look: MasterCraft X-Trek

The future of tow tech

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MasterCraft's prototype X-Trek

MasterCraft's prototype X-Trek is the most radical ski boat we've seen, from a left-side steering wheel to a rear-facing spotter seat. The helm layout, with a claw-like equipment tower as the centerpiece, means a clear line of sight for the driver, centered weight distribution for those behind the boat, and more interior space. Add a 2-foot platform in back (making it a cinch to gear up) and you have a vision of the future. There are no plans for production, but we suspect the concept's features will be pilfered for next-gen MasterCraft boats.

--Michael Verdon