Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

12" White Stickers
BallOfSpray $5 Donation
BallOfSpray $10 Donation

Your top 5 best looking ski boat models of all time

slowslow Posts: 451 Crazy Baller
1.Mastercraft 197
2. Nautique 200
3. Nautique bubble butt
4. Original Supra ski boat
5. 1992 Mastercraft


  • Jef3Jef3 Posts: 9 Baller
    I am partial to the 92 Mastercraft
  • njriverridernjriverrider Posts: 7 Baller
    1. Nautique 200
    2. 05-06 Malibu Response LXi
    3. Mastercraft 197
    4. Centurion Carbon Pro
    5. 99-15 Malibu Response LX
  • Rpc29Rpc29 Posts: 224 Crazy Baller
    My two all time favorites (working at April’s and being taught to ski by a Mastercraft promo guy has made me biased)

    1. 2009 Mastercraft Prostar TT - Red and Black Metal flake.
    2. 1995 Mastercraft Prostar - Sammy Duvall Edition
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 944 Crazy Baller
    1. 2008 MasterCraft Prostar 197TT Black/red
    2. 1993 MasterCraft Stars and Stripes
    3. 2009 Malibu Response LXi
    4. New MasterCraft Prostar
    5. 1996 Correct Craft SN slant back (with the medals)
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,615 Mega Baller
    Ski Supreme was cool
    75 mastercraft
    Original Supra
    That euro boat that pulled Worlds last yr.
    CC 200
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,099 Mega Baller
    edited August 2018
    In no particular order, they're all fantastic looking.

    90-93 SN w/euro tail and original graphics iteration (94-96 facelift not nearly as pretty). Tied with TSC1/Bubble Butt
    91-94 MC, 93 S&S the coolest of that gen by far
    Loved the Evo hull MC, the best of those being the 2007 TT boat that's half red/half black and proprietary graphics for that year (they also had PP and ZO that year). Errbody loved that boat back then.
    SN 200
    Response LX w/progressive stripes, maybe 2001 they started that graphic treatment(?)
  • BMG73BMG73 Posts: 50 Baller
    1994 prostar 190
    New prostar
    2015 Txi
    Nautique 200
    New Nautique

    I am particularly fond of closed bows
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,132 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    1978 Ski Tique
    Shut up and ski
  • scorban2scorban2 Posts: 107 Baller
    No specific order
    - Late 90's Malibu's with the classic graphics
    - New prostar
    - 87-90 MasterCraft (love the fighter jets style windshield)
    - TSC1 nautique (these grew on me since owning one)
    - Mid 80's MasterCraft stars and stripes
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,189 Mega Baller
    2002 SN 196
    SN 200
    Gecko GTR
    1974 Hydrodyne IO
    MasterCraft Stars and Stripes with rope protector net frame
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,633 Mega Baller
    Agree with lots of the above

    --Supra Comp Ts6m (so @wish doesn't have to add it)
    --Gekko GTR---wicked lines in the water but oh so easy to take water over either end
    --09 MC 197 with the deep red metal flake on black--prob my favorite!
    --mid 80's S/S classics
    --Bu Lxi Silver Edition
    --Nautique 200 in the right red/black combo--a baller rocks a promo like that every year if I recall but name escaping me.

    Sorry I listed 6 couldn't help myself.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 697 Crazy Baller
    Love the lines of my Gekko GTO...but is VERY easy to take a bath.
  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,090 Mega Baller
    they all look great in the stern when skiing through the exit gates!
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,249 Mega Baller
    edited August 2018
    98-2001 SN bubble Butt.
    2014-Current MasterCraft ProStar with bow deck insert.
    2010-2018 200 SN CB
    Any flat bottom V-drive from the 60's-70's
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.

  • lazznlazzn Posts: 50 Baller
    Late model MC 197TT's
    '87-'90 MC 190's (red/white, with safe-t-top)
    Response LX (preferably in red)
    The red/black Bennett's jump boat this year
    80's Stars and Stripes
    Wisconsin Waterski Team
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 476 Crazy Baller
    @6balls Agree with you......GEKKO GTR AND SUPRA COMP TS6M
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 541 Crazy Baller
    edited August 2018
    1. TSC1 Ski Nautique
    2. TSC3 Ski Nautique 196 (with retro graphics)
    3. MasterCraft 197 (2014+)
    4. Ski Nautique 200 CB
    5. MasterCraft 197 (late 2000's)

    I am a sucker for big in your face, but clean, graphics, clean simple lines, teak platforms and the classic closed bow inboard look.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,499 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    No particular order (sorry had to do 6):

    1985 MC
    1987 Prostar 190
    1993 Prostar S&S
    SN bubble butt
    '14+ Prostar
    CB 200
    Scott Calderwood
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,900 Mega Baller
    edited August 2018
    Unexpected! I kinda thought I was the only one who would list The Voluptuous Boat (1997-2001 Nautique) as the best looking. But it seems like it's on many of your lists.

    Bring it back!! :smile:
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • GarGar Posts: 320 Baller
    @MS first inboard we got was a 77 Ski Tique great looking boat!
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,302 Mega Baller
    This model has to be up there...

  • BobEBobE Posts: 17 Baller
    Nautique 200. Malibu LXI 04-06. Mastercraft 197 2010. New Mastercraft. Centurion
  • HallpassHallpass Posts: 223 Crazy Baller
    73 Ski Nautique - Red, White and Blue
    93 MC S&S - Blue
    63 Keaton - First fiberglass inboard I can remember
    98 Ski Nautique - I've owned 2
    SN 200 - Kind of partial to the light blues on this boat
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 476 Crazy Baller
    Dang @A_B beat me to it.

    I was looking for the Brendella ad with the boat sitting in the water and 4-5 models sitting in it. Couldn't find it.

    Don't forget about Elle McPhereson.

  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,659 Mega Baller
    This thread is worthless without pics.

    REALLY hard to get this down to 5... Honorable mentions to other years of the 197, the Response TXi, various Supras, Mid-90s ProStars, the 197x S&S, the '90-96 Nautique...

    '01-04 Malibu Sunsetter LXi

    '00-05ish Malibu Response LX

    2003 MC PS 197 35 anniversary edition

    2006 (specifically) Malibu Response LXi

    2005 MC TT

    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • RINLERINLE Posts: 62 Baller
    Maybe this poll is a Rorschach test of your age. To me,

    1983-1985 MC Stars and Stripes - love the square windshield line
    1986-1988 Malibu Skier with the multi-colored stripes (mine was base grey with 7 different colors in the stripes, with base stripe a garnet) -- The euro versions began their ugly phase that persistent -- kink of like the Mustang II phase no one wants to remember
    1982-1984 SN 2001 with the tri-color stripe
    1985-1986 SN 2001
    Early 80s American Skiers

    Pretty easy to figure out when I was a teen with boat stars in my eyes.
  • aspskiaspski Posts: 227 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2018
    @UWSkier is right, this thread is worthless without pics!
    I would have to agree with all your choices (being a Malibu guy myself) except for the MC, I would put a late 90s Supra comp in there instead to round off my top 5

  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,499 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    '85 was my dream as a kid...

    Scott Calderwood
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 697 Crazy Baller
    I am surprised no one has mention the Carbon Pro...there are a couple boats that when I see them...I stop...

    Every time Sunset Ranch lists one, I pause. I am not a fan of closed bow...but they really make them look cool and SR knows how to pick colors!

    The new Orange Prostar is one of the few boats that makes me want to trade in the Gekko.

    I don't know how you improve on this (I don't know what year it is, I just saw it on the lake and was 'wowed'

    and I do love the GTO...

    Next poll should be best driver cockpit :)
Sign In or Register to comment.