Ski Boat Review
As the smallest of LSV lineup, the Malibu Boats Sunscape 20 LSV still has ample interior space thanks to a V-drive setup and a wraparound lounge. This 20-foot ski boat is a breeze to trailer and compact enough to fit into any standard garage. With a hull designed specifically with water-sports performance in mind, water skiers won’t have to sacrifice much to please their multisport-seeking families. The Malibu Sunscape 20 LSV has tons of storage; plush, supportive upholstery; and classic luxury, Sunscape-style, all with handling more like a comparably sized direct-drive ski boat.
Over the past few years, the Malibu Sunscape 20 LSV has altered its interior details to add comfort and convenience for its riders. With an oversize swivel bolster driver’s seat, available MaliView with new stereo control and 136 cubic feet of storage throughout, the little brother of the Malibu Boats LSV line doesn’t feel so little after all.
V-drives aren’t supposed to offer great skiing performance, but the Malibu Sunscape 20 LSV does just that. Owners will be pleasantly surprised with soft and flat wakes from 15 to 32 off. Add on the optional 900 pounds of ballast and the patented Malibu Boats Power Wedge to highlight the potential behind this boat’s multisport capacity.
1. Storage capabilities: With a removable swim step, this Malibu Sunscape 20-foot LSV will easily fit in your garage, while still giving passengers sufficient room to stretch out.
2. Cut Diamond hull: A ski hull is hard to find on a V-drive boat. Luckily for the serious skier, a soft, flat wake is available with this Malibu boat.
3. Dash: MUX switches, an upgraded MaliView display and a roomy driver’s seat will make any captain feel like the king of the lake.
MSRP: See local dealer
Dry Weight: 3,200 lb.
Standard Engine: Indmar LCR 5.7L
330 hp EFI
Storage: 136 cu. ft.
Load Cap.: 1,450 lb.
Fuel Cap.: 46 gal.
Standard Ballast: N/A (Maximum Factory Ballast: 900 lb.)
Standard Prop: Acme 13.5 x 17.5 four-blade