The Wakesetter 23 LSV is the boat of choice for families and pros alike. The official tow boat of pro rider Darin Shapiro’s wakeboarding school in Florida, it offers the versatility to suit most levels of riders, as well as the on-board comfort factor to please even the most discriminating families. Its forward-cab interior design create a roomy main cabin with plenty of space for riders to chill out in between sessions. For 2007, an added touch of style comes courtesy of the customized dash and swim platform, commemorating Malibu’s 25th anniversary.
The Wakesetter 23 LSV is nothing if not versatile. Equipped with the wake-specific V25 hull and 1,250 pounds of ballast, this 23-foot V-drive produces wakes with rounded peaks, long transitions and soft landing zones that will make you feel like a pro whether you are one in real life or not. It caters to beginning, intermediate and advanced riders so well, in fact, that Darin Shapiro uses it as the official tow boat at his wakeboarding school in Florida, and Malibu team rider Gerry Nunn uses it at Just Ride clinics across the country. The Wakesetter 23 LSV is even more versatile with the optional Power Wedge, which helps riders fine-tune wakes to match the moves they’re ready to learn or have already mastered.
This boat handles much like the big V-drive that it is, but it’s able to maintain a remarkable degree of solid control thanks to the deep Gorilla tracking fins that keep it on the line.
Dry weight: 3,900 lb.
Draft: 27 in.
Load capacity: 1,885 lb.
Fuel capacity: 55 gal.
Storage capacity: 86 cu. ft.
Center: 44 cu. ft.
Rear: 42 cu. ft.
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 29 in.
Sun-pad area: 22 sq. ft.
Base price: $60,000
Engine: Malibu Monsoon 5.7L, 340 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 16 four-blade
Cruise: Malibu Precision Pro
Ballast: 1,250 lb. total; LCD dash gauge
Two rear tanks: 200 lb. each
One bow tank: 350 lb.
One center tank: 500 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 Medallion, plus LCD screen
Gas fill: Dual rear
Cooler: 60 qt., under side seating
Cup holders: 19, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Teak, removable
Graphics: Wakesetter series graphics with cast-stainless-steel Malibu emblems
Colors: 21 color options, including breast-cancer-awareness pink, in eight color ways
Engine: Indmar HammerHead 383 6.2L, 400 hp; Indmar Vortec 8.1L, 450 hp
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, removable
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