Ski Boat Review
Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX is a 20-foot multisport machine that’s fun to drive, has classic Malibu Boats wakes and sports a sleek interior that was redesigned last year. The hull offers crazy-responsive handling, which means you’ll have as much fun behind the wheel as you do behind the boat. The VTX is in the most convenient size class in the inboard market, making it simple to trailer and store in a garage and compliant with size-restricted waterways. That said, the VTX feels surprisingly big inside and fits 10 people without a problem. Outfitted with the 3-D hull, the VTX is Malibu’s No. 1 crossover boat, and it’s even more versatile when equipped with Surf Gate, which is further enhanced in 2014 for even faster side-to-side transfers in an evenly weighted boat. Quickly empty your ballast when you’re done surfing or wakeboarding, insert the center-mounted pylon, and you’ll enjoy one of the best V-drive skiing experiences you could ever imagine.
The Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX is the best ski boat for you if: You have a multi-discipline family and want one of the most versatile hulls available in a gorgeous boat.
Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX 2014 Specs
Load capacity: 1,550 lb.
Fuel: 38 gal.
Dry weight: 3,500 lb.
Standard ballast: 900 lb.
Max. ballast: 2,350 lb.
Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp, 5.7L CAT
Max. horsepower: 450