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Here is "ALMOST" everything I know about the 2014 MasterCraft

HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
edited July 2013 in Boat Talk
MasterCraft has been working on a new slalom/3-Event Boat boat for a few years. When I say working on, I do not mean talking about it. I mean year round R&D. I mean guys with engineering degrees sanding on the bottoms of boats. That is not what MasterCraft told me. That is what my network of spies has told me.

Semi-officially I have heard that MasterCraft may unveil a new "direct drive boat" in Calgary next week. Direct drive usually means it is not a wakeboard or surf boat. They are not officially saying if it is a new slalom/3-Event Boat.

I will be in Calgary for the “MasterCraft Water Ski Shootout” so if they unveil the long awaited ski boat I will get to drive it, ski behind it and inspect it.

http://www.mastercraftwaterskishootout.com/

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  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,528 Mega Baller
    We re missing the almost part...
    Anyways,Mastercraft did a real good job keeping the secret so far.
    Not even a picture anywhere to be found!
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,809 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    @Horton When/if you see it, please get a beam measurement for the Cochituate Contingent (at least 3 regular posters and at least 2 more occasional posters). We'll be curious if this boat can make it through our tiny tunnel.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    @Than_Bogan you want that in manometers? microns? kanejaku? AU?

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,809 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    Yeah nanometers would be good. (I think man-o-meters are used to measure the extent of Anthony Weiner's ... um .. indiscressions.)

    I had no clue what a kanejaku was. I have awarded one Awesome for an impressive obscure reference!
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    @Than_Bogan I go the extra mile for you

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  • DWDW Posts: 2,247 Mega Baller
    Actually, shouldn't that measurement be in feet off relative to tunnel width...
    Looking forward to hearing about a new offering to the ski crowd. Since, supposeldy a smaller boat, weight would be a good one to get.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    I never said / heard it was smaller. Rumours are all over the place. On that I honestly have no idea.

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  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,385 Mega Baller
    actually a manometer is used to measure peizometric head. Look it up.
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  • ctsmithctsmith Posts: 281 Baller
    The boat may resemble me, short and fat.
    Brady
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    @ctsmith seems unlikely

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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,828 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    It will most likely be another river barge that has no handling at slow speed in close quarters around docks and such. It will ski great and cost a fortune. The promo guys will surely have to fork out additional $$ to move into them from the 2013s they are selling.
    Shut up and ski
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  • ctsmithctsmith Posts: 281 Baller
    @Horton, okay, I'll agree with you, I'm not short and fat :)
  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    @ms have you liked anything since the Monza?

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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'm just hoping the rumor of a 19' three event beast is factual. That would be a radical departure in this era.
    Scott Calderwood
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,136
    I wouldn't count on it being smaller.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,828 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    @Horton and @shane. Not true, I like the new IPA from Summit brewing. I also like the US gear handles and I am a TXI fan.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 29,731 Administrator
    edited July 2013
    @swc5150 I honestly don't know but I doubt it. I assume the perfect wake is the goal and gong smaller would make that harder.

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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I agree with you guys, just wishful thinking. The '91-94 hull was small, but had what I think could be the best slalom wake ever (other than some spray issues). Conversely, I'm not sure you can get that 200-like freight train tracking out of something that small and narrow? Either way, I can't wait to see it. I'm sure it'll be really sweet.
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  • E_TE_T Posts: 625 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    edited July 2013
    @Horton The mother ship has told me mum is the word!
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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,097
    The other positive out of this is the 2013's will be going cheap....
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  • BroussardBroussard Posts: 471 Crazy Baller
    @OB Trying to imagine how horrible that would look
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  • Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
    manometer |məˈnämətər| noun
    an instrument for measuring the pressure acting on a column of fluid, esp. one with a U-shaped tube of liquid in which a difference in the pressures acting in the two arms of the tube causes the liquid to reach different heights in the two arms.
    manometric |ˌmanəˈmetrik | adjective ,
    manometrically |ˌmanəˈmetrik(ə)lē | adverb ,
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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,482 Mega Baller
    @skibug - I doubt anyone purchasing a 2013 for almost $50k will consider that as "cheap"
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  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,097
    @richarddoane, my comment is based on pure speculation that the change in hull design for 2014 will make it harder to sell the 2013's; hence the lower price tag to move them. If I were in the market and considering an MC promo; I would probably hold off until the 2014 promos were for sale unless I could get a real deal on a 2013.
    Bob Grizzi
  • lottawattalottawatta Posts: 127 Baller
    There is going to be a serious price increase on the 2014's. I doubt anyone will have to firesale their 2013's.
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,986 Mega Baller
    @shaneH - your spot on. History of price points tells you that when you lower a cost on a product, it may increase your sales, but your profit margin is not the same. If it were a mom and pop type shop that might be acceptable - but MC isn't a mom and pop shop. They are in business to make money. In the face of competition they will not undercut CC and Malibu so the price points would be very close to each other.
    Brady
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,097
    Exactly to my point. I would wait and pay a little more for the 2014 versus a 2013. The 2013 MC would have to have a large enough delta for me to even consider it; not to have the latest and greatest hull.
    Bob Grizzi
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,432 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I completely agree with Shane; 200TE like pricing. I hope I don't get too many thumbs down for this, but as much as I don't want to spend big money on a new boat, I don't see the pricing as out of line. It's a premium purchase, and you get what you pay for. Our family paid $18k for our '86 MC, at the same time a new 911 was in the mid to upper $20's. From what I've seen, pretty much all premium rides have increased proportionally, be it ski boats or what have you.

    This should be a great August... the Packers are looking solid in camp, and MC is releasing a new Prostar:)
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