Ski Boat Review
For budget-minded ski boat buyers looking to advance their wakeboarding skills without the hefty price tag, the Malibu Boats 21 vRide won’t disappoint. You get a tournament-quality pull with impressive standard wakeboard boat features like the Illusion G3 tower, 400 pounds of subfloor ballast and Precision Pro Speed Control, all for less than $53,000. When you get behind the wheel of the Malibu Boats 21 vRide, the solid handling and balanced design are noticeable right away.
Malibu Boats ensures the 21 vRide is just as comfortable as its higher-priced models, utilizing the same thick 38-ounce G&T Marine vinyl and supportive interior padding that makes a Malibu Boat feel so plush. With perfectly angled seat backs, thoughtful locking storage options and a 60-quart self-draining ice chest with removable Malibu Boat-branded inslutated bag, it’s a comfortable ski and wakeboard boat to enjoy an entire day on the water.
The rider-approved hull of the Malibu Boats 21 vRide has helped many wakeboard pros evolve their skills over the years. While the standard ballast will completely satisfy intermediate riders who crave wakes that are clean with gradual transitions and offer large landing zones, advanced riders can get their fix with extra ballast weight and the patented Power Wedge to sculpt their ideal wake.
1. Tower: The new Illusion G3 tower features a forward-sweeping design, standard Titan slide-off spinner combo racks with gas spring assist that allows the tower to fold to standard garage height.
2. Spacious interior: With all the room in the wraparound lounge, everyone will feel like they have the best seat.
3. Well-appointed helm: The driver is spoiled with a hand-wrapped dash, a Dino steering wheel and an easy-to-read, in-dash LCD.
Dry Weight: 3,500 lb.
Standard Engine: Indmar LCR 5.7L
330 hp EFI
Storage: 103 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 1,654 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 46 gal.
Standard Ballast: 400 lb.
(Maximum Factory Ballast: 900 lb.)
Standard Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade