2014 Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ Review

Wakeboard Boat Review

Malibu Boats' Wakesetter 22 MXZ is a wide-nose, stylish boat built to make wakes. This plush 22-footer pulls the Red Bull Wake Open, solidifying its reputation as one of the best wide bows on the market. The bow is deep, comfortable and extra wide, and you'll be amazed by how people tend to gravitate toward the front. At the back, the 22 MXZ has a wide, functional transom. Riders can gear up in special seats that also serve as steps down for easier access to the water. The seats are flanked by cup holders and hinge up to reveal wet storage underneath. A transom stereo remote is available, so you can queue up music before you head out to ride. Malibu's Surf Gate, which is available on the 22 MXZ and all Wakesetter models, has been improved for 2014, so it transfers even faster than before and makes it easier to time your cutover. Another huge benefit of Surf Gate is the fact that you can surf either side of the boat without transferring weight.

The Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ is the best wakeboard boat for you if: You want competition-worthy wake performance from a proven brand in a stylish wide-nose look.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ 2014 Specs

Length: 22'

Beam: 102"

People: 15

Load capacity: 2,100 lb.

Fuel: 50 gal.

Dry weight: 4,400 lb.

Standard ballast: 950 lb.

Max ballast: 2,400 lb.

Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp 5.7L CAT

Max. horsepower: 555