Ski Boat Review
The Malibu Boats Wakesetter 23 LSV continues to be a top choice for families and serious riders alike — no surprises here. The Malibu Boats Wakesetter 23 LSV’s highly tuned V25 hull masterfully churns out wakes that are desired by wakeboarders of varying skills all while transporting its passengers in luxurious comfort with thoughtful amenities. The available full-color, 6.5-inch, multifunctional LCD control; backlit LED lounge lights; removable table; and perfectly angled seat backs welcome a long day on the water. And if that’s not enough, the smooth, responsive handling of the Malibu Boats Wakesetter 23 LSV will keep the captain completely engaged at the helm.
With the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV’s interior set on a 102-inch beam, there’s plenty of floor space that flows from a wide walk-through open-bow area into the main cabin. This is where tired wakeboarders can really stretch out without being cramped. Subfloor ballast tanks allow deep storage for bulky items in the rear lockers, while numerous carpeted storage options keep equipment and personal items neatly stowed.
What an incredible wake to session! It’s big and meaty if you need it, but also mellow enough for rookie riders with less ballast weight. There’s a lot of volume and punch through the peak, and the landing zones are long — perfect for advanced moves.
1. Nice touches abound: A removable windblock protects the main cockpit from the elements during those cold morning sessions.
2. Superior fit and finish: This stunning open bow embodies the outstanding attention to detail that is evident in every Malibu wakeboard boat.
3. Frameless windshield: Malibu’s MH2 windshield design continues to set apart the look of the fabled Malibu wakeboard boats.
MSRP: See local dealer
Dry Weight: 3,900 lb.
Standard Engine: Indmar Monsoon 5.7L 350 hp EFI-CAT
Storage: 86 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 1,888 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 55 gal.
Standard Ballast: 1,000 lb.
(Maximum Factory Ballast: 1,350 lb.)
Standard Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade