VONORE, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MasterCraft (NASDAQ:MCFT) today unveiled the new X26, the latest addition to its innovative 2016 boat line that delivers a category-defining balance of luxury, power and playfulness. In a class of its own, the X26 delivers an elevated experience on the water through high-end, refined features and upscale amenities coupled with MasterCraft's legendary towsports performance.
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Handcrafted in MasterCraft's U.S.-based manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tenn., the finer elements of the X26 create the ultimate vessel that delivers all-day recreation, luxury and comfort on the water. Every square inch of the boat, down to the smallest detail, has been masterfully built using nothing less than premium materials including precision-cut fiberglass, hand stitched upholstery, industry-leading gelcoat gloss levels and retention as well as jewel-like billet aluminum.
The X26's roomy interior offers a highly adaptable layout that quickly morphs from an intimate setting to a spacious lounge capable of accommodating a guest list of eighteen. Designed with entertaining in mind, the X26 has an optional head, built-in sink, refrigerator, multiple Igloo® coolers, hidden trash receptacles and gas-assisted shocks providing one-handed access to storage compartments.
Built for the family embarking on an all-day cruise that can also take performance to the next level, the X26 opens up new recreational horizons with its agility and profound wake shaping capabilities. The boat debuts a completely redesigned hull shape including an unprecedented draft height and dead rise that enables it to easily outmaneuver similarly sized boats. Its 2,800-pound built-in rotocast ballast tank capacity helps create world-class wakeboarding while the award-winning Gen 2 Surf System and new hull design kicks up endless epic surf waves.
The boat responds to nearly every need at the touch of a button thanks to an intuitive optional Murphy touchscreen that controls everything from the size and shape of the wave to the premium light and sound systems. From steady cruising to hanging it up for the day, the process is as hands-off as it can be thanks to MasterCraft's optional GPS-assisted ZeroOff cruise control and proprietary bow thruster that allows for effortless docking.
The X26 is powered by a 6.2L Ilmor engine with a 7.4L upgrade also available, both delivering 20% more torque than the closest competitor. Marinized exclusively for MasterCraft by Ilmor, these engines are built in the same factory responsible for more than 280 IndyCar wins and 18 victories at the Indianapolis 500.
Prone to personalization from its color packages to GoPro-ready camera mounts, all told there are millions of ways to customize an X26 - meaning each and every boat is truly one of a kind. As with all MasterCraft boats, the X26 is backed by the industry's only 5-year bow-to-stern warranty. MasterCraft dealers will begin taking orders for the X26 immediately.
Consumers can begin configuring their "dream boat" at www.mastercraft.com and view this video for an up close and personal look at the X26: https://youtu.be/vI5WzrQwsKM.
Length: 26' 0"/7.92 M
Width Amidship: 102"/2.59 M
Boat Weight: 6,700 LBS/3039 KG
Fuel Capacity: 88 G/333 L
Seating: 18 people
Certification: Yacht certified
Weight Capacity: 2003 LBS/908 KG
Draft: 29"/.74 M
Hull: Vector Drive
Color Options: Infinite
About MCBC Holdings, Inc.:
Headquartered in Vonore, Tenn., MCBC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCFT) is the parent of MasterCraft Boat Company, a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of premium performance sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand image through a rich history of industry-leading innovation, and more than four decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut the company's goal remains the same - to continue building the world's best ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats. For more information, visit www.mastercraft.com.
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