This WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade removes the factory hard tanks and replaces them with our FIT Series bags, increasing the overall capacity of your factory ballast system.
WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash your boat’s full potential. It takes more than stock ballast to achieve the wake you’ve always desired. A better wake is proven to make for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your boat’s factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat’s existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.
The factory hard tanks in your MasterCraft take up a serious amount of space in the rear lockers and are largely inefficient, not creating the size wake you desire for wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Ballast hard tanks are inefficient in that even when these tanks are empty, they take up all that space in your rear lockers. Our TankBuster Factory Ballast Upgrade solves this issue by removing the hard tanks and instead integrating better fitting WakeMAKERS FIT Series bags into your ballast system. Additionally, when the bags are empty, the entire rear locker is available, dramatically increasing the amount of storage space for gear and equipment. For convenience, Quick Connect fittings are used on the bags, allowing you to easily remove the bags for cleaning, storage, or winterization.
The WakeMAKERS FIT Series ballast bags included in your kit is specially chosen for your year, make, and model MasterCraft boat to achieve the optimal fit. Our team of ballast experts have dug in the boats, measured the rear lockers, and selected the proper fitting FIT Series bag so that you get the best results. A better fitting ballast bag helps to maximize the bag’s capacity, make an easy installation process, and ensures a smooth fill/drain process. Tripling the factory capacity of the rear ballast in your MasterCraft boat, get ready to see a sizeable improvement in your wake’s size.
This Factory Ballast Upgrade has been completely re-engineered by our team of ballast experts to eliminate passive draining issues if the boat is ‘listed’ to one side for wakesurfing.
Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don’t want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.
Each WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade includes the best fitting ballast bag(s) for your year, make, and model boat along with all the needed ballast hose and hardware to integrate into your boat’s factory ballast system.
Bigger Wake and Better Shape
It is going to take more than the stock ballast system in your boat to get that wake looking you’ve always dreamed of riding. The WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade delivers instant results by adding the additional weight needed to produce the results you are looking for. Unleash the full potential of your boat and build a WakeMAKERS sized wake for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
The TankBuster Factory Ballast Upgrade adds more weight to your factory ballast system by taking out the factory hard tanks in your boat and replacing them with larger, better fitting WakeMAKERS ballast bags that maximize the capacity of the rear lockers. This kit includes all the needed hardware for swapping out the hard tank to a larger ballast bag. We utilize Flow Rite Quick Release Connectors to keep the install fast and simple. The result is a better wake with an improved shape and increased size, making for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Automated Filling + Draining
Designed to directly integrate into your boat’s existing factory ballast system, the additional ballast bags included in this WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade will simultaneously fill and drain with your factory ballast tanks. The switches at your boat’s helm will be used to control both the factory ballast and WakeMAKERS ballast bags in conjunction for a smooth, automated process.
This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed and built for your specific year, make, and model MasterCraft boat. From the pre-assembled hardware kit to the correct fitting ballast bag, this kit includes everything you need and makes it a quick, easy install. This kit is built with marine-grade materials for superior durability, performance, and a clean appearance that looks like it came straight from the factory. Integrates seamlessly into your MasterCraft’s factory ballast system. The only thing that will change is the size and shape of your wake.
Made in USA
WakeMAKERS ballast bags are designed and built right here at our Bend, Oregon manufacturing facility. The talented team of engineers and bag builders use our innovative bag designs and industry-leading equipment to build you the best ballast bags on the market. We take immense pride in being a ‘Made in USA’ manufacturer.
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