Innovations include the new MasterCraft DockStar Handling System (patent pending). It enables boat drivers of any ability to confidently drive in reverse and more easily navigate tight docks and crowded marinas. Whilst experienced superyacht crew will appreciate the ease of operation, DockStar comes into its own for less experienced drivers, particularly for those occasions when owners or guests want to be a bit more hands on.
MasterCraft’s engineering team conquered two equally important challenges with the new technology: enabling drivers to control a boat in both directions in reverse and improve the docking and maneuverability capabilities of an inboard drive MasterCraft.
The innovative DockStar Handling System delivers this through a pair of low-profile, flanking rudders that enable port-side reverse control, which was previously unattainable with inboard towboats, while also greatly assisting during docking and controlling the vessel at low speeds.
The new for 2017 XT23 has a crossover hull designed to handle all watersports. The comfortable and durable rotocast seats provide space for up to 16 guests and the boat’s oversized sunpad serves as a relaxing gathering spot. The entire boat can be outfitted in MasterCraft’s new ‘Cool Feel’ vinyl that remains cool to the touch even after extended exposure to direct sunlight. This is just one of many bespoke options available to superyacht owners, and the new XT23 is the first MasterCraft boat to debut more than a dozen upgrades that will be offered on the Company’s 2017 models.
Michael Hardicker, MD of MasterCrfat Boats UK commented, "MasterCraft tenders fit the high standards and requirements of the superyacht industry. We produce a luxury product and offer the bespoke finish and options that owners want. With the Yanmar inboard diesel and custom lifting solutions, we meet the requirements of the captain and crew too."
The luxury watersports tenders range from 6.10 metres to 7.92 metres and there are currently six models available with the Yanmar diesel conversion. If an outboard is preferred, the NXT20 Global Edition was launched earlier in the year and has a 175HP Mercury Verado as standard.
Visit the bespoke tenders team at berth A03 Quai Antoine 1er (Monte Carlo Tender Show), contact Michael Hardicker on + 44 (0)77 86 83 37 10 or visit MasterCraft Boats UK for more info.