I have a buddy who is willing to sell me a 2000 Mastercraft Prostar/Sportstar 190 with the 330hp - closed hull. The boat is almost brand new despite being 21 years young, with only 98 hours on it. Its hardly been skied on - used for "tubing" by the original buyer (whom I also know). I know the boat has been well cared for - stored inside during the winter months, interior and exterior are in showroom shape. My buddy bought it because he loves Mastercrafts (this is one of three he owns).
I don't know a ton about the sportstar though, so looking for overall advice and feedback on this year and model. I would be using the boat as my family boat and also as my club's tow boat. My current boat is a 98 Sanger V210 - which I love, but my slalom friends hate for obvious reasons (huge wake/V-Drive). I want a good overall ski boat to help train my up-and-coming slalom skiers and be a just good general workhorse for other types of skiing/boarding etc. I do want enough torque to be able to pull mutiple skiers too if we get back into doing some show-skiing, and I'll get a boom for it to do some learn to ski activities and possibly some barefooting.
I am getting back into Slalom myself more serious after many years of not doing it - so a more "traditional" ski boat is something that I was considering in the next year or so before this opportunity came up. I can probably get the boat for 15->17k.