The Wakesetter 247 LSV has only been on the market for one year, and already it’s making history. In 2006, its budding reputation as Malibu’s best wakeboard machine ever won Powerboat magazine’s Boat of the Year award and earned Malibu the title for the fifth consecutive year. Its tendency to impress stems from its zeroed-in wakeboarding focus, which offers riders 30 percent more space in the rear lounge than most boats in its class, for comfortable socializing in between sets and a setup that produces pro-level wakes for hard-core sessions. Whether you’re serious about wakeboarding or just hanging out in style, this wakeboard and ski boat is designed for you.
When it was introduced last year, the Wakesetter 247 LSV became one of the favorites with our wakeboarders. Besides its obvious wake-churning abilities, this 24-foot-7-inch behemoth proved big V-drives don’t have to handle like barges. The balanced hull and Gorilla tracking fins work together for tight turns and solid stability even through the monstrous double-ups it’s capable of producing.
But the real show takes place behind the boat where beefy wakes come courtesy of its 4,000-pound dry weight and up to 1,400 pounds of ballast. Opt for the adjustable Power Wedge, and you’ll be equipped to displace the equivalent of an additional 1,200 pounds of water. The results of all that are long, beefy wakes, just as you’d expect, as well as a refined shape that will allow you to perfect advanced-level moves. Use the Power Wedge to make the wakes more mellow or rampy.
Dry weight: 4,000 lb.
Draft: 27 in.
Load capacity: 2,400 lb.
Fuel capacity: 87 gal.
Storage capacity: 110 cu. ft.
Bow: 9 cu. ft.
Rear: 48 cu. ft.
Center: 53 cu. ft.
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 29 in.
Sun-pad area: 17 sq. ft.
Base price: $68,730
Engine: Indmar HammerHead 383 6.2L, 400 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade
Cruise: Malibu Precision Pro
Ballast: 1,000 lb. total; LCD dash gauge
Two rear tanks: 200 lb. each
One center tank: 600 lb.
Tower: Illusion X with quick-pin release
Pylon: Swivel, retractable
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster, adjustable lumbar support
Dash: Hand-wrapped vinyl, billet aluminum insert, tilt steering wheel, 25th-
Gauges: 5-inch Medalliion, plus LCD screen
Gas fill: Dual rear
Coolers: 53 qt. and 81 qt., removable, under side seating
Cup holders: 20, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Graphics: Wakesetter series graphics with cast-stainless-steel Malibu emblems
Colors: 21 color options, including breast-cancer-awareness pink, in any combination
Engine: Indmar 8100 Vortec 8.1L, 450 hp
Ballast: 1,400 lb. total with addition of
one bow tank: 400 lb.
Tower: Titan III
Racks: Swivel, clamp
Wake shaper: On-the-fly or manually adjustable foil
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck with MP3 input and 1-gigabyte MP3 capacity, four Rockford Fosgate speakers, remote, tower speakers, XM satellite radio
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber featuring 25th-anniversary logo
Trailer: Single or tandem axle with disc brakes
Graphics: Core or Grunge vinyl decals
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow filler cushion, Bimini top, driver’s seat heater