melin x MasterCraft Boats Partnership

melin x MasterCraft
Built for the Water

The perfect partnership.

We are beyond excited to announce our official partnership with our good friends at MasterCraft Boat Company. Some of our favorite moments growing up and to this day are found on the water. Now those moments will be on the brand-new melin x MasterCraft X24. 


Why MasterCraft?

We take craftsmanship very seriously here at melin, spending hours obsessing over the details to make sure we offer only the highest quality headwear. Well, we found our match in the boat world. 


MasterCraft established themselves as the leader in the towboat industry, setting the standard for innovation and performance. From 1968 on, their goal has been clear - design and build boats that will revolutionize watersports. From debuting the XStar which met the needs of the up and coming sport of wakeboarding to being the first to introduce integrated surf technology, they continually make the best product for the sports we love to do on the water. 



We’re very excited to have our very own X24 to tow our athletes, ambassadors and the melin Fam. We wanted to share with you the top 3 reasons why we love our this boat. 

  • Wake: I mean that’s what we’re for right? Well this boat makes the best wake and makes it easy on you. Their SurfStar system takes the thinking out of it with an easy to use module. Select presets create the perfect wave for any riding style, or you can take things into your own hands and create a custom wake. You can’t forget about their FastFill ballast that fills or drains your ballast in under 4 minutes…no time wasted here.
  • Performance: There’s so much to talk about when it comes to performance. The underwater exhaust reduces the engine noise and fumes but one option we are constantly using is the Stern Thruster, the most powerful on the market. You can pivot the boat 360 degrees in under 30 seconds making those tight dockings simple and grabbing your bud who took a spill even easier.  
  • Comfort: Yes, we are all itching to get in the water and enjoy the wake behind the boat, but so is everyone else. No detail was overlooked when crafting this beauty. The U-shaped design features the comfiest seats and is perfect for the larger groups we’ll be taking out. What we truly love though, the CoolFeel seats. These Summer days can get real hot, this seat fabric stays 30% cooler than other marine fabrics. 


“I will never forget when the Mastercraft X Star changed the game years ago and ever since I saw that pickle-fork front end I knew we eventually had to have one.” 
- melin co-Founder and President, Brian McDonell



melin x MasterCraft HYDRO Collection

We know this question is coming…of course there will be an elevated series of collaborative headwear between MasterCraft and us. But getting your hands on the product is up to you! An exclusive collection will be available at MasterCraft boat dealers along with an ultra-limited hat only for MasterCraft owners. 


“As industry leaders, MasterCraft and melin share several core values and each strive to provide a product with premium quality, unparalleled comfort, and industry-leading performance, making this partnership a perfect match.” 
- MasterCraft Vice President of Marketing, Krista Schipner

Now, we countdown the days until we are back out on the water. Make sure you have the world’s most water-friendly hats when you are!