2016 Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX Review

December 8, 2015
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2016 Malibu Wakesetter 22 VLX Review WBM

Wakeboard Boat Review

Malibu’s Wakesetter 22 VLX is a revamp of one of the best-selling hulls in the history of inboard boats. This boat is great for just about anyone out there wanting to wakeboard and surf in an ideal size class that has every modern luxury available.

The 22 VLX is an instant classic because it takes the best parts of the old 21 VLX and adds a little more length and a lot more features. Aesthetically, this boat has always looked amazing and it’s no different after the redesign. The classic traditional bow looks sleek on the water, and it doesn’t matter whether you pick the G3 or G4 tower, they both complement the look of this stylish and high-performing boat. One of the biggest changes with the redesign is the new dash. A center 12-inch touchscreen has your main functions, and the 7-inch secondary screen lets you tweak things, like your backlight brightness and throttle sensitivity. Surf Gate is an option on the 22 VLX and boasts a quick wave switch, a horn system that tells you when it’s going to transfer, and, new for 2016, it has the Surf Band, which you wear around your wrist to dial in the wave without shouting at the driver. Control the speed, side, and the wave’s shape with the Power Wedge.


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