Buyers looking to upgrade from the I/O market should check out Malibu’s Sunscape 21 LSV. At 21 feet 6 inches long and 98 inches wide, it packs runabout comfort into a manageable size, making it ideal for families who count space and versatility as top priorities. Returning standard features like stainless-steel cup holders and a removable table retain Malibu’s signature on-board comfort, and new features such as the 25th-anniversary-edition dash with customized steering wheel and throttle knob, as well as the cast-stainless-steel exterior emblems, give this wakeboard and ski boat even more of a luxurious styling edge for 2007.
The Sunscape 21 LSV features the V25 Diamond hull, which is designed for versatile, family-friendly water-sports action. For the wakeboarders in the family, the boat can be optimized with the optional Power Wedge and 500-pound center ballast bag, which pumps up bigger, more defined wakes. At faster speeds, skiers will find a respectable wake for advanced recreational ski sets.
Thanks to the technology of deep Gorilla tracking fins, Malibu’s standard Precision Pro speed control, rack-and-pinion steering, and an adjustable rudder, the Sunscape 21 LSV is a pleasure to drive, and it operates with the smoothness of a Lexus sedan. First-time V-drive owners will appreciate the solid handling, which provides a sweet pull for a fun day on the water.
Dry weight: 3,500 lb.
Draft: 24 in.
Load capacity: 1,750 lb.
Fuel capacity: 46 gal.
Storage capacity: 120 cu. ft.
Bow: 10 cu. ft.
Center: 42 cu. ft.
Rear: 68 cu. ft.
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 29 in.
Sun-pad area: 26 sq. ft.
Base price: $49,523
Engine: Malibu LCR 5.7L, 320 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 17.5 four-blade
Cruise: Malibu Precision Pro
Pylon: Retractable, swivel
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster, adjustable lumbar support
Dash: Hand-wrapped vinyl, billet aluminum insert, 25th-anniversary features
Gauges: 5-inch, Medallion, plus LCD screen
Gas fill: Dual rear
Coolers: 60 qt., under side seating
Cup holders: 17, stainless-steel
Rub rail: Stainless-steel
Platform: Teak, removable
Graphics: Malibu logo, cast-stainless-steel Malibu emblems
Colors: 21 color options, including breast-cancer-awareness pink, in eight color ways
Engine: HammerHead 383 6.2L 400 hp; Malibu Monsoon 5.7L 340 hp
Ballast: 1,250 lb. total; LCD dash gauge
One bow tank: 350 lb.
One center bag: 500 lb.
Two rear tanks: 200 lb. each
Tower: Illusion X with quick-pin release; Titan III
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, removable
Trailer: Single- or tandem-axle, disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, Bimini top, driver’s seat heater