Malibu 22 VLX Wakesurfing Review

The 22 VLX builds off the legendary VLX name and brings unparalleled versatility to the water, with a wave that will pleasantly surprise you.

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LENGTH 21'10" // BEAM 102" // FUEL CAPACITY 48 gal.
SEATING CAPACITY 14 // DRY WEIGHT 4,300 lb.
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WHAT YOU GET

The 22 VLX feels more like a smaller LSV than a bigger VLX because of its 102-inch beam. Like the LSV, the VLX wave is long and surprisingly big and powerful for its size. A boat like the 22 VLX is where Surf Gate and the Power Wedge really shine, because they can take a smaller wake and turn it into a big, fun wave that lets you surf farther back than you’d expect.

WHO IT'S FOR

Fans of the classic Malibu Wakesetter VLX boats of yesteryear will love the 22 VLX. With additions like Command Center and options like Surf Gate and Power Wedge, the 22 VLX really shines as a classic-looking boat that can do a lot. The moderate shape of the 22 VLX wave is great for beginners to advanced riders, another testament to the versatility of the Power Wedge.

OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Classic lines and waves. The 22 VLX delivers classic Malibu looks and wakes and waves.
Power Wedge 2. It really shines on a boat like the 22 VLX and delivers a clean, moderate, long wave.
Surf Band. You no longer have to scream at the driver to adjust settings. Do it yourself. Realistically this thing is a marriage saver.

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