2014 Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX Review

Wakeboard Boat Review

Malibu's Wakesetter 20 VTX is a 20-foot multisport machine that's fun to drive, has classic Malibu Boat wakes and sports a sleek interior. The hull offers crazy-responsive handling, which means you'll have as much fun behind the wheel as you do behind the boat. The VTX is in the most convenient size class in the inboard market, making it is easy to trailer and store in a garage and compliant with size-restricted waterways. Veteran boaters and first-timers alike will appreciate how easy this boat is to drop in at ramps and haul from place to place. That said, the VTX feels surprisingly big inside and fits 10 people without a problem. Outfitted with the 3-D hull, the VTX is Malibu's No. 1 crossover boat, and it's even more versatile when equipped with Surf Gate, which is improved for 2014 to help you create perfect surf waves. Surf Gate lets you switch your surf wave from side to side while your boat stays evenly weighted. If you've never tried it, it's a blast to transfer from side to side, and anyone can do it within a few sets.

The Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You have a multidiscipline crew or family and want one of the most versatile hulls available in a stylish package and convenient size.

Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX 2014 Specs

Length: 20'

Beam: 98"

People: 11

Load capacity: 1,550 lb.

Fuel: 38 gal.

Dry weight: 3,500 lb.

Standard ballast: 900 lb.

Max ballast: 2,350 lb.

Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp 5.7L CAT

Max. horsepower: 450