MasterCraft Announces a Nationwide Tour for Its 300
August 03, 2009
As a company never satisfied with the status quo, MasterCraft announces it will be showcasing its newest exemplar of luxury, the MasterCraft 300, through a nearly 100-day nationwide tour. Modeled after its highly effective consumer event, Fanfare, customers from all over the country will be able to go beyond any brochure or website and have a chance to look, feel and demo the critically acclaimed day-yacht.
“The idea for this tour came from the tremendous success of Fanfare,” says Scott Crutchfield, Sr. VP of worldwide sales and marketing. “Because Fanfare was deeply rooted in the idea of taking the time to genuinely connect with our customers and then offering them a chance to test drive any MasterCraft, we received in return an absolute enthusiasm for our company and our boats. This principle holds true here except that we are taking the show on the road, allowing people to meet us in the area they live and giving them an once-in-a-lifetime chance to test drive our beautiful, fully-loaded MasterCraft 300 day-yacht.”
The tour is slated to kick off the week of August 10th and will be making the rounds all across the country. Be sure to check the MasterCraft 300 website regularly to see the schedule, specific locations and any updates about the MC 300 tour (as details are subject change). And if the MasterCraft 300 is coming to your area, please contact your local MasterCraft dealer to find out how you can test the MC 300 out for yourself.
300 Tour Dates for 2009:
· August 12-13: New York
· August 15-16: Lake Winnipesaukee
· August 18: Montreal
· August 21: Grand Haven
· August 23-24: Chicago
· August 27: Minneapolis
· August 30: Lake of the Ozarks
· September 3: Louisville
· September 17: Spokane
· September 19-20: Seattle
· September 22-23: San Francisco
· September 26-27: Los Angeles
· September 29-30: Lake Powell
· October 3-4: Dallas
· October 6: Austin
· October 8: Houston
· October 11: Charlotte
· October 15-20: Annapolis (Boat Show + Demos)
· October 23-24: Miami
· October 27-Nov. 3: Ft. Lauderdale (Boat Show + Demos)
· November 5: Naples, FL
· November 7-8: Tampa, FL
About the MC 300
The twin-tip MC 300 measures in at 33’9” from bow to stern (including the platform) and 11 feet from side to side. This 14,000 pound beauty is powered by twin engines capable of delivering up to 800 horsepower to the props. A 200 gallon fuel tank and a 30 gallon freshwater tank ensure a day out on the water can stretch into the night and beyond.
While the sheer size of the MasterCraft 300 is commanding, it is the refined, yacht like luxury that will ultimately cause deep and aspiring admiration. Up top, the bow area is simply spectacular. “Deck hands” are welcomed to take the cleverly designed access steps through the unique windshield or walk around the windshield on integrated sidedecks with a custom handrail. This ensures that whether they are there to help dock the MC 300, use the windlass to anchor the boat in its own personal resort spot or to relax on the bow lounger with tilt mechanism, they can do so safely and comfortably.
Back down in the command center, the cockpit boasts of features only found in much larger boats. At the ergonomically designed helm, the driver is greeted by a technological utopia that includes a beautiful Raymarine C80 or optional E80 display – this lets the driver monitor all the boats systems, including maps, radar and a 3-D reading of the ocean floor. Luxurious touches, like the lined personal electronics drawer, the hardwood trim and programmable switches make piloting the MasterCraft 300 a dream. Add the optional Joystick Maneuvering System to the automatic trim tab system and no one will have a problem taking the MC 300 for a spin.
The lounge area surrounding the helm continues the tradition of lavishness found on the MC 300. For starters, each side has a wetbar comprised of custom, high-gloss hardwood cabinets. The port wetbar is topped with a Karadon countertop, stainless steel sink and a 25 quart removable cooler. On the other side, the starboard wetbar also has a Karadon countertop with the option to add an electric grill, stainless steel refrigerator or icemaker and waterproof flat screen TV that lifts up from its hiding spot beneath the countertop. As guests move further back they will discover transom seating, wrapped in their choice of top-grade well-appointed vinyl or exterior grade Ultra-Leather, that can be adjusted to three different positions for the ultimate in customizable comfort.
Revolutionary features abound directly above the cockpit as well. In addition to the standard sport arch, the MasterCraft 300 also offers a unique glass hardtop. The hardtop, magnificently framed in top-grade aluminum, has tinted glass to reduce the amount of UV light allowed into the cockpit yet does not limit the view of the sky and the feeling of being out in the open. The hardtop frame incorporates numerous task lights and a unique misting system designed to spray occupants with a fine, cooling mist.
Of course, the cabin is equally as breathtaking. After taking a few steps down, guests enter an interior Eden that is standard with customized hardwood cabinets, hardwood flooring and ultra-leather fabrics that can be ordered to taste. Immediately to the left is the standard stand up shower and head with full size entrance door. Next to this is the galley with Karadon quartz countertops, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and beautiful sink. Straight ahead towards the bow is an ornate sleeping area that is laden with yacht grade fabrics and appointments and are as large as what is found on a 34 or 36 foot cruiser. In front of the bed is the settee with fold out table where people can eat, or relax and watch the standard 26” HD LCD TV. And if that were not enough, the MC 300 comes standard with Contour Zone, a programmable 12V control system that allows anyone onboard to manage all the boat’s electrical systems including lights, A/C, alarms and more from one device.