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This Compact Speedboat Is the Perfect 20-Footer

Don't judge it by its size.
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The versatile XT20 makes fun wakes (Photo: MasterCraft)

The versatile XT20 makes fun wakes (Photo: MasterCraft)

We like big, fancy yachts as much as the next guy. We also know nothing beats a full day of zipping around on the water. With that in mind, we've got our eyes on the compact, powerful and versatile MasterCraft XT20.

Sure, at just 20 feet long, it's almost two feet shorter than your average Maserati hearse. But then again, this Ilmor V8-powered ride features a pickle fork bow and roomy aft lounge which can comfortably accommodate 11 aquatic adventurers. Let's see your fancy Italian hearse do that!

Its pickle fork bow and roomy aft lounge seat 11 (Photo: MasterCraft)

Its pickle fork bow and roomy aft lounge seat 11 (Photo: MasterCraft)

Sitting at the helm in the ergonomic, well-appointed captain's seat, you'll notice the XT20's updated instrument panel, aluminum accents and touchscreen controls. From its smooth throttle to the tons of included under-seat storage for all your various gear, everything's within arm's reach.

The cockpit features a posh captain's seat and redesigned controls (Photo: MasterCraft)

The cockpit features a posh captain's seat and redesigned controls (Photo: MasterCraft)

Plus, it's got plenty of power for jetting around on its own or cruising with skiers, surfers, tubers or boarders in tow. But it also boasts finesse at low speeds, able to maneuver deftly in tight spaces, thanks to an optional proprietary rudder system that makes docking in reverse a cinch. 

An optional ZFT4 Tower with hydraulic assistance means even your grandma can raise it (to carry an assortment of boards and other gear) and lower it when you're just speeding along or hanging out. Which also happens to be an excellent time to take advantage of the optional built-in Cordova cooler.

This little wonder boat can do it all.

This compact, versatile powerboat is yours for just $83,330 (Photo: MasterCraft)

This compact, versatile powerboat is yours for just $83,330 (Photo: MasterCraft)

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