At first glance it is glaringly apparent that the X-Star?s bow and hull shape stand out. The bow tapers to two points rather than a single point, giving it a hammerhead shape that dramatically increases the bow?s occupancy and makes it accessible from the front. While the X-Star?s advanced bow design mimics that of a tri-hull, the boat?s hull actually recedes to a single V. Four terraced chines have developed at the stern for manipulating and enhancing wake shape, creating the AP-1 (Anything?s Possible) hull. While the 60-gallon bladder is noticeably larger, peeling back the liner reveals two 36-gallon ballast tanks have been moved to either side of the 57-gallon fuel cell. The X-Star can now ingest in excess of 1000 lbs of water weight and 500 lbs of octane. Based on increased ballast volume and higher wake amplitude, wakeboarders will achieve higher altitudes and remain suspended longer. In addition to being larger, the bow is also accessible by a folding ladder that retracts from an open and close anchor box. The bow contains 2 Clarion stereo speaker separates, 6 drink holders, draining cooler, and 2 rising seat backs for extra storage. The floor also has 40 oz. snap in carpet for easy cleaning and drain plugs for wash waste disposal. In the cockpit, the X-Star?s nerve center stems from the X-Pod. This bullet shaped configuration of aluminum gauges suspends the speedometer, tachometer and Perfect Pass cruise control in full view of the driver. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has a chrome center. The molded armrest incorporates a chrome throttle knob and digital AM/FM CD stereo remote. There are also 3 drink holders within reach of the driver?s fully adjustable MasterView seat.