The 25 LSV takes the shape and consistency of its little bro, the 23 LSV, and builds on it. The 25 LSV has that classic, moderate and rampy Malibu shape and transition, with a lot of size and punch. We were immediately comfortable riding behind this bigger boat as the wake is extremely consistent and not intimidating to edge into. The Wedge at 2 provided just the right amount of kick off the top for us, but that can be customized to almost any riding style just by changing the settings with the push of a button. The 25 LSV is a great boat for riders of all levels – who happen to have a lot of friends or family that want to join in on the fun.
These days a 25-boat has big expectations when it comes to wakesurf waves and of course the Malibu 25 LSV doesn’t disappoint. Like the 23 LSV, we surfed the 25 LSV at 11 MPH with the Wedge at 3, which helped give the wave more girth while still staying long. The first thing we noticed when surfing the 25 LSV was how far back we could surf. Like the boat itself, the sweet spot on the 25 LSV’s wave is huge, which only makes it that much more fun. You can seemingly do whatever you want with this wave: surf boards, skim boards, long boards, it doesn’t matter; you’re going to have a good time when you get behind this boat and let it do its thing.
The 25 LSV is Malibu’s biggest boat that can host you and 18 of your friends in epic style. If that’s not a party on the water, we don’t know what is. Here are three features that stood out to us on the 25 LSV.
Uncluttered is the first word that comes to mind with the massive 25 LSV’s lounge. It’s a simple wraparound lounge configuration that maximizes the boat’s square footage to leverage every bit of the 25 feet. There’s room for multiple people to lay down and the plush foam invites some serious relaxation. Take the rear bench seat from forward facing to rear with two moves when it’s time to ride.
Steering wheel controls
25 feet is a lot of boat and Malibu made a smart move by giving you steering wheel controls to take care of a lot of the commonly used functions like speed control, the power wedge, surf gate and your stereo so you don’t have to take your hands off the wheel when you’re driving.
On of the most high-tech tower on the market, the G4 tower has a honeycomb interior construction; a quick and sturdy locking function; and space for multiple board racks and speakers. On top of that Malibu torture tested this thing to make sure it could withstand way more than you would ever throw at it so you know it’s going to last.