Ski Boat Review
Malibu Boats’s Wakesetter 20 MXZ shares many of the same fantastic features as its bigger brothers, but at just 20 feet in length, it’s more manageable for size-restricted waterways and towing long distances. The 20 MXZ’s nimble hull has a surprisingly good surf wave for its size, and it’s only improved with the optional Surf Gate. This wakesurf-enhancement system allows the surfer to instantly move from one side of the wave to the other, and it now features a rider indicator light, so it’s easier than ever to get the timing right. Inside, the 20 MXZ has one of the biggest, widest, deepest bows in a 20-footer. The wide nose looks great and provides one of the best seats in the house. And the handling is amazing. The boat performs brilliantly whether you have ballast or not, and the hull was designed to counteract the tendency for a wide-nosed boat to have bow rise.
The Malibu Wakesetter 20 MXZ is the best ski boat for you if: You love the look and extra space of a wide-nose bow, but you want it in a smaller size class that’s more economical and convenient for towing and boating in size-restricted waterways.
Malibu Wakesetter 20 MXZ 2014 Specs
Load capacity: 1,850 lb.
Fuel: 35 gal.
Dry weight: 4,000 lb.
Standard ballast: 950 lb.
Max. ballast: 2,400 lb.
Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp, 5.7L CAT
Max horsepower: 450