To celebrate a 25-year history during which the company has become a leader in the industry, Malibu introduces the Response LXi Silver Edition. Replete with commemorative stainless-steel logos, customized black and silver graphics, a color-matched trailer and metallic vinyl accents, this limited edition ski boat showcases the luxury and class that have become synonymous with Malibu Boats. It’s also outfitted with the all-new Cut Diamond hull and a 400 hp engine that ensures the performance is just as mind-blowing as the styling. Malibu loyalists and hard-core skiers alike will instantly fall in love with everything this ski boat has to offer.
Even from its trailer, the Response LXi SE is special. The black and metallic silver customized gelcoat coordinates with the color-matched trailer for eye-popping style like we’ve never seen. But the real show begins when the LXi SE gets on the water and fires up its standard 400 hp Hammerhead engine and runs through the course like few boats can. The hole shot alone is a rush, in every sense of the word.
Like its brother, the Response LXi, this SE version features the new Cut Diamond hull, designed to command the flow of water. It has strategically placed strakes that displace less water for a wake that barely ripples that sunrise water. The hull didn’t need a redesign, but Malibu did it anyway. This boat isn’t just tournament-worthy; it’s capable of breaking world records–or at least your PB, whether you’re a 34 mph, 28-off skier or going into 41 off and beyond.
Dry weight: 2,800 lb.
Draft: 22 in.
Load capacity: 1,265 lb.
Fuel capacity: 41 gal.
Storage capacity: 62 cu. ft.
Bow 10 cu. ft.
Center: 41 cu. ft.
Rear: 11 cu. ft.
Platform: 9 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 23 in.
Sun-pad area: 14 sq. ft.
Base price: $61,700
Engine: Hammerhead 383 6.2L, 400 hp
Prop: Acme 13×12 three-blade
Cruise: Malibu Precision Pro
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck with MP3 input and 1-gigabyte MP3 capacity, eight Rockford-Fosgate speakers, amp and subwoofer, transom remote
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster, adjustable lumbar support
Dash: Hand-wrapped vinyl, billet aluminum insert, tilt steering wheel, 25th-anniversary features
Gauges: 5-inch, custom Medallion, plus LCD screen
Gas fill: Dual rear
Cooler: 45 qt., in floor
Cup holders: 6, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber featuring 25th-anniversary logo, removable
Trailer: Tandem axle, disc brakes, Silver Edition features
Misc.: Silver Edition owner’s packet including leather jacket and limited edition certificate
Graphics: Silver Edition logo with backlit, stainless-steel Malibu emblems
Colors: Black hull with metallic silver gelcoat accents
Tower: Titan III
Stereo: XM satellite radio
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow-filler cushion, Bimini cover, driver’s seat heater