Ski Boat Review
Malibu Boat’s Wakesetter 22 MXZ is a wide-nose, stylish boat built to make wakes. This plush 22-footer pulls the Red Bull Wake Open, solidifying its reputation as one of the best wide bows on the market. The bow is deep, comfortable and extra wide, so don’t be surprised when people gravitate toward this section of the boat. At the back, the 22 MXZ has a spacious, functional transom. Riders can gear up in special seats that also serve as steps down for easier access to the water. The seats are flanked by cup holders and hinge up to reveal wet storage underneath. A transom stereo remote is available to queue up music before you ride. Malibu’s Surf Gate, which is available on the 22 MXZ and all Wakesetters models, has been improved for 2014, so wakesurfers can transfer from side to side even faster than before. Another huge benefit of Surf Gate is the fact that you can surf either side of the boat without adjusting ballast.
The Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ is the best ski boat for you if: You want competition-worthy wake performance from a proven brand in a new wide-nose look.
Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ 2014 Specs
Load capacity: 2,100 lb.
Fuel: 50 gal.
Dry weight: 4,400 lb.
Standard ballast: 950 lb.
Max. ballast: 2,400 lb.
Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp, 5.7L CAT
Max. horsepower: 555