2016 Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ Review

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2016 Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ ReviewWBM

Wakeboard Boat Review

The Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ is the boat that started it all for Malibu in the wide-bow market because it does everything a Malibu should, but it has the progressive look that many buyers crave. This boat will satisfy pro-level crews that skew toward wakeboarding but still want to surf recreationally.

The dash was redesigned last year and includes a 12-inch center screen that has all your main functions, as well as an auxiliary screen that’s 7 inches and contains deeper features not seen on other brands. Opt for the Sport Package and you get a phone holder as well as a rotary dial that gives you analog redundancy on speed, wake-shaping audio and more. The Power Wedge helps you get on plane quicker, adds size to the wake, and controls the running attitude. Surf Gate lets you make a wave without moving all your weight to the side and has a horn system that tells you when it’s going to switch. New for this year, there’s Surf Band, which lets you control the wake-shaping, side and speed while you surf. Up above, the G4 tower takes pride of place. The interior is all honeycomb so it doesn’t move under strain, the wiring is hidden, and it collapses without the help of a small army.