Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV 2009

OVERVIEW

Pure and simple, the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV is made for the wakeboarder who cares as much about luxury as superior wake performance. One of the best new wakeboard boats of 2008, the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV is kept on the cutting edge this year with a host of new features like MaliView, a massive LCD command center that controls everything from the four-tank ballast system to the Rockford Fosgate sound system. Nine hand-wrapped pieces, the Italian-made Isotta steering wheel and theater-style LED lighting give you a very visual idea of why the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV has spent the last few years piling up awards.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Wake Customization

Malibu's patented Power Wedge combines with the below-the-floor Malibu Launch System to create a customizable wake that transforms to accommodate everyone from beginners to pro wakeboarders. Distribute more than 1,300 pounds of water between the four tanks to perfect the wake's size and shape, then fine-tune the lip with the Malibu Power Wedge.

SPECS:

People: 13

Dry weight: 3,900 lb.

Fuel capacity: 55 gal.

Tower: Illusion XS, Illusion X, Titan III*

Racks: Titan (fixed and swivel)*

Wake shaper: Manual Malibu Wedge*, Malibu Power Wedge*

TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 23 ft.

Width: 8 ft. 6 in.

Bow length: 69 in.

Bow width: 62 in.

Floor to tower: 73 in.

Gunwale: 30 in.

Main lounge: 72 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 22 sq. ft.

Platform: 11 sq. ft.

Ballast: 1,350 lb. (one 350-lb. bow tank*; one 500-lb. center tank; two 250-lb. rear tanks)

ENGINE:

Standard: Malibu 320 LCR 5.7L 320 hp

Cruise: Precision Pro Speed Control

* = Optional

THE WAKES

With its 1,350 pounds of factory ballast filled and the Power Wedge deployed to about three-quarters, the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV's wakes are rampy with mellow peaks and nice landing zones at 70 feet back. Do you want to ride more like a pro? Add a little more weight and you've got great shape and size at any line length and almost any speed.