MasterCraft 300 Cruises into the Big Boat Business
MasterCraft is known for its recreational boats — the company leads the market in inboard skiing, wakeboarding, and sport craft.
With the 30-foot, 4-inch MasterCraft 300 twin inboard (the platform adds another 3.5 feet) the company moves into the big boat business, and with its first offering wants to reset a boat buyer’s expectations about how a day-tripper should make its owner feel.
The cockpit features big-boat electric equipment standard, but you can opt up for items like the Raymarine E80 and get a systems monitor with maps, radar and a 3-D terrain view of the ocean floor.
However, the folks lounging on the transom’s adjustable seating will probably be having more fun than the pilot, with custom wetbars on either side and space for an electric grill or, even better, a waterproof flat screen TV.
The 300 is the first boat in the segment with a twin-tipped monohull, which opens up space in the interior cabin. The interior boasts of hardwood cabinets and hardwood floors, ultra-leather fabrics, a galley with all the mod-cons, and a stand-up shower with a full-sized door. There is also a room with a big bed for you to take short nap in.
There’s a long list of options for this boat. Loaded for show with just about every option, our teak-and-electronics-laden test boat would price out at more than $490,000. MasterCraft considers its new 300 to be a semi-custom boat, so if there’s a wood, upholstery, or color you prefer, the company will make it happen.