Mastercraft X24 wins 2019 NMMA Innovation Award

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) selected MasterCraft’s X24 as a winner of a 2019 Innovation Award. The award recognises groundbreaking new consumer marine products.

The 2019 MasterCraft X-24 just won NMMA Innovation Award for the tow boats category. This marks the 8th NMMA award MasterCraft has won and the 6th in six years. No other tow boat company has won more that one.

MasterCraft, which boasts a bespoke superyacht tender division, have developed a new surf-specific hull design that, when equipped with up to 1,949KG (4,300lbs) of ballast and MasterCraft’s Gen 2 Surf System, creates the industry’s largest wake that is sculpted and customised through MasterCraft technology.

According to the yard, the X24 offers a luxurious cabin with room for up to 18 passengers on board. A full range of bespoke options is available depending on the needs of owners.

The MasterCraft X24 features a number of further innovations, including the new FastFill Ballast System that fills the X24’s ballast tanks in under three minutes. It also sees the introduction of the Switchback Ballast Tank; once full, the tank instantly shifts ballast from side-to-side to suit the rider’s preference.

Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards presented during Miami Yacht Show. This year’s programme evaluated 66 products across 26 categories. The Innovation Awards judges’ committee consists of eight BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific expertise in marine products and equipment.

Discussing what the success means for customers, MasterCraft Boats managing director Michael Hardicker noted; “MasterCraft is expanding its dominance in the market with its wake surfing technology. The new X24 brings several new developments that improve the experience for both the driver and the rider. Our superyacht clients really appreciate how easy it is to create a great on-the-water experience in the X24.”