Mastering the water-sports market would seem like a daunting task for most boat companies, but MasterCraft seems to be doing something right. With a strong lineup of boats to do everything from fishing to wakeboarding and waterskiing, it appears that MasterCraft is the company to beat. Making a strong show presence, MasterCraft worked alongside GM and Vortec engines to put together a show-stopping custom truck and boat to draw customers from far and wide. What managed to transpire was magic.
Beginning with an '06 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4, the decision was made to stretch the truck for additional interior room and passenger carrying capacity. A journey to Alton Truck Manufacturing in Pigeon, Michigan, was decided upon for 22 inches of stretch. Having nearly 2 extra feet behind the cab was just the right dimension to add a Chevrolet Extra Cab door and an interior seat to match. The doors function in a suicide fashion-as per the factory specifications-and the added seat brings three more team riders, friends, or models to the table. Managing the extra length is a GM Delphi Quadrasteer system. Innovative Automotive Group in Scottsdale, Arizona, took the reins from there and gave the Bow Tie a slight lift, which gave the truck more of a burly stance and added curb appeal. Under the truck is a Pro Comp 6-inch suspension lift fit with triple front and single rear shocks that make room for 325/60R20 Nitto Terra Grappler tires and 20-inch Raceline forged wheels. Pumping up the power to the LBZ 6.6L turbodiesel that rolls this stretched rig down the road is a Banks Six-Gun diesel tuner, Monster exhaust, and Ram Air Intake system. The 2500 HD comes dressed for any occasion , thanks to a polished Precision billet grille, KC HiLiTES lights and Lite Bar, and custom billet IAG door handles. The factory coloring wasn't cutting it, so the truck was repainted, changing the color from pewter to jet black before Universal Products from Wichita, Kansas, laid down the killer graphic treatment that swoops around the big Chevy and shows off the truck's sponsorship logos.
Inside, the creature comforts got a shot in the arm, thanks to all of the seating surfaces being replaced with GM Denali two-tone leather. Each seat's headrest holds a Vizualogic monitor so everybody has a view, no matter where they sit. A flip-face Clarion head unit folds from the dash and controls the sound and pounding emanating from the cabin. Rockford Fosgate separates and coaxial speakers can be found in all six doors with amplifiers under and subs behind the rear seat. IAG went a couple of steps farther and added its own billet inner door handles, as well as billet emergency, brake, and gas pedals. A Banks A-pillar pod holds extra gauges to monitor the pumped-up diesel plant.