2017 Malibu Wakesetter 21 VLX Boat Review

Small enough to pull recreational skiing, the 21 VLX is available with either the Wake hull or the crossover-friendly Diamond hull, which has a more versatile running surface that can kick up a wake or flatten out at faster speeds for slalom.

Opt for Surf Gate on the 21 VLX, and you’ll get a huge, clean surf wave that you can control while you’re surfing with Surf Band. Surf Band lets you adjust the speed within a couple of miles per hour, along with the wave side and the Power Wedge. Power Wedge allows you to dial in the exact wave you want and transfer from side to side whenever you feel like it.

The digital command center has a 12-inch touchscreen that helps you with all your primary functions. Opt for the rotating dial with hot keys that control many of the boat’s main functions in a more hands-on, analog interface that’s perfect for incremental adjustments while you’re running down the lake.

High-density marine-grade foam flooring covers the deck, transom steps, swim platform and gunwale tops, which is a huge step forward for durability and ease of maintenance. The G3.5 tower presides over it all with an ultrarigid honeycomb interior construction, counterbalanced folding, swivel board racks, LED lighting and much more.

LOA: 21'0" | Beam: 8'2" | Dry Weight: 4,000 lb. | Seating Capacity: 13 | Fuel Capacity: 48 gal. | malibuboats.com

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2017 Malibu 21 VLXWBM
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2017 Malibu 21 VLXWBM
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2017 Malibu 21 VLXWBM
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2017 Malibu 21 VLXWBM
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2017 Malibu 21 VLXWBM
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