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VONORE, Tennessee, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building on the momentum of February’s announcement of the new 6.2L Ilmor Supercharged engine, MasterCraft Boat Company, a subsidiary of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (MCFT), today announced an exclusive run of 25 limited-edition boats based on the custom design on display at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. As the first boat release for the MasterCraft 2023 model year, the XStar S model Piranha Limited Edition is loaded with premium features and upgrades to turn heads on the water. With Ilmor’s supercharged 6.2L engine and unique colorways not offered in MasterCraft’s normal color options, the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition is the most powerful and exclusive tug in the world.

“We designed this limited edition XStar S to showcase the superior performance and advantage that the Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L engine delivers with the most premium boat on the water,” said George Steinbarger, Chief Revenue Officer at MasterCraft. “When you’re at the wheel of this boat, you’ll experience the power and progression expected from MasterCraft.”

The most powerful
The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition offers the most powerful performance on the water. With 630 horsepower and 665 lb-ft of torque, the all-new 6.2L Ilmor Supercharged is the most powerful tug engine in the world. Pair that power with MasterCraft’s patented SurfStar system for an unparalleled experience behind the wheel and behind the boat.

“It’s really something remarkable,” added Mike Lindberg, Vice President of Ilmor. “The reception since we revealed the engine has been overwhelmingly positive, but you’d expect nothing less when we collaborate on projects with MasterCraft. We both value the consumer experience throughout the process, but the priority is and always has been to provide those unforgettable moments that you only get in a MasterCraft.It starts on the water.

The most exclusive
The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition will have an extremely limited run of 25 units. Each unit will be flanked by a special cockpit plaque indicating which number it is, in addition to a SeaDek “Piranha” transom pad.

A custom purple flake gelcoat is the exclusive color of the limited edition XStar S Piranha. MasterCraft provides the highest quality gelcoat and has one of the thickest gelcoats in the industry, giving richer color and ultimate durability.

Exclusive purple monogram stitching will only be offered in the limited edition XStar S Piranha, ensuring this boat is one of the rarest and most luxurious wake boats on the water.

The most luxurious
MasterCraft held nothing back when designing the limited edition XStar S Piranha. Enjoy premium features like a blacked out, patented Z8 tower with Hydro-Lock technology with black Chromax accents and clamp board mounts. Turn heads and party with RGB lighting throughout the boat, a dual-screen dash setup, and a premium audio setup that includes six Klipsch cockpit speakers, two dash speakers, and two subwoofers. Four black S85 tower speakers with forward-facing illumination complete this premium audio experience for those behind the boat.

The XStar S Piranha Limited Edition features the most intuitive stern thruster on the market. The stern thruster control is completely integrated with the rotary throttle and the direction of rotation matches the movement of the boat, allowing a 360 degree turn in less than 30 seconds.

The limited edition XStar S Piranha also includes CoolFeel Jet Black upholstery. Exclusive to MasterCraft, CoolFeel vinyl is proven to stay up to 30% cooler to the touch than traditional upholstery fabrics. All MasterCraft seats are manufactured in-house with triple density foam, built-in UV protection, mildew and stain resistances. Relax in luxury with standard transom loungers featuring the deepest seats, ergonomic headrests and elongated footrests available only on the XStar S.

This limited edition model of the award-winning XStar family paired with the Ilmor Supercharged 6.2L engine, winner of the 2022 NMMA Innovation Award, is sure to make an impression. The limited edition XStar S Piranha is available exclusively at select MasterCraft dealers across the United States. To learn more, visit or @mcboatcompany on all social media platforms.

About MasterCraft:
MasterCraft is a world-renowned innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium sport boats. Founded in 1968, MasterCraft has cultivated its iconic brand image through a rich history of cutting-edge innovation, and more than five decades after the original MasterCraft debuted, the company’s goal remains the same: to continue to build the world’s best performance ski, wakeboard, wake surf and luxury powerboats.

About MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.
Based in Vonore, TN, MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (MCFT) is an innovator, designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium recreational powerboats through its four wholly owned brands, MasterCraft, NauticStar, Crest and Aviara Boats. Through these four brands, MasterCraft Boat Holdings holds leading market share in three of the fastest growing segments of the powerboat industry – performance sport boats, outboard saltwater fishing, pontoon boats – while entering the large and growing segment of luxury day boats. For more information about MasterCraft Boat Holdings, please visit,,, www.CrestPontoonBoats.comand

About Ilmor Marine:
Ilmor is a globally recognized supplier of elite level racing engines and marine propulsion systems. Ilmor offers innovative solutions, precision design and manufacturing, and the highest levels of customer support for each of its products. Ilmor was founded in 1984 to design and build engines for the IndyCar racing series and has powered many winning race car drivers and teams. Today, Ilmor employs over 130 engineering, assembly and support personnel and has expanded to several other racing circuits including NASCAR, ARCA and SRX. Ilmor marine propulsion systems are widely used in the marine industry, providing the power behind several leading brands. Whether on land or water, Ilmor continues to innovate better and more efficient solutions, to exceed customer expectations for reliability, accuracy and overall performance. Ilmor customers rely on their engines to look like no other, sound like no other, and outperform ALL others.

MasterCraft® is a registered trademark of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. Ilmor Marine® is a registered trademark and trademark of Ilmor Marine, LLC. Marine Klipsch® is a trademark of Klipsch Group, Inc. SeaDekComment® is a trademark of Hyperform, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, trademarks are the property of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.
© 2022 MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.

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