It may or may not be a coincidence that the MasterCraft X-15 takes its name from a famous rocket-powered experimental plane of the ’60s. It’s a new waterskiing, wakeboarding and “Big Fun Factor” machine from this US-based boatbuilder, boasting 2.54m of beam, plenty of room to seat three families with their gear, and of course maximum bling.
They say change is always as good as a holiday, and this was indeed the case when it came to winding up the skiing clock on what I can only describe as the new generation of Back To The Future fun boats.
Collectively, the ballasts and optional surf tab can be set to create the perfect wakes for standard skiing, wakeboarding, or even the new wake surfing, and that’s something I’ll be giving a bash at some stage. Once you have your speeds and wake set you log into the BIG system so that next time you’re on the water there’s no time wasted in setting up.