Malibu 20 VTX Remains the Crossover King for 2017

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Loudon, Tenn. | September 16, 2016Malibu Boats, the global leader in watersports towboat sales, has introduced the 2017 Wakesetter 20 VTX, the newest version of the boat that firmly established itself as the "king of crossovers." With its Diamond multisport hull and exclusive Integrated Surf Platform (ISP), the 20 VTX impresses watersports pros and customers alike with its ability to create world-class slalom flats, great surf waves and huge surf wakes. Malibu keeps the momentum going by adding new amenities for this unique 20-footer.

Drawing on both its undisputed industry leadership in wake boarding and surfing and a 30+ year heritage of building world-class ski boats, Malibu designed a true watersports triathlete. Customers have responded, making the 20 VTX the leading crossover on the market. The 20 VTX has also won praise from the pros, including Regina Jaquess of the Malibu Pro team.

“The 20 VTX is a watersports machine designed for the whole family,” said Jaquess. “I am blown away how a boat that skis so well can also create such massive waves for wakesurfing and awesome wakes as well!” With unmistakable Malibu style and room for up to 11, the 20 VTX indeed makes an excellent family boat that fits the average garage. The 20-foot length also makes this boat agile, and a choice of Monsoon engines puts up to 450 foot-pounds of torque on tap. New features for 2017 increase the luxury, including powerful audio by Wet Sounds and SeaDek material for the soft flooring and other surfaces. Topping off changes for 2017, the customization palette is expanded with additional new gel and flake color choices.

The t-cut Diamond Multisport Hull is the foundation for the 20 VTX’s multiple talents. Combined with Malibu’s exclusive ISP technology, the 20 VTX caters to whatever watersport your family enjoys, offering skiing, surfing and wake boarding capabilities other crossovers can’t match. Add the Surf Gate™ to turn the wake into an endless surf wave, and use the digital Command Center to tailor it for any skill level. With Malibu’s Surf Band wrist remote, the rider can control the wave right from the surfboard.

The 20 VTX comes backed by the industry’s best warranty, including lifetime hull coverage, and is available now at all authorized Malibu dealers.