Ski Boat Review
A staple of the Malibu Boat line for years, the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV sports one of the most hallowed wakes on the water today. Over the years, the 23 LSV has consistently delivered on performance, quality and stellar wakes ‚Äî making it Malibu‚Äôs best-selling model. With a brand-new look for 2014, the LSV is better than ever. The new seating setup includes a pair of rear-facing seats that pop up and fold down easily, which is great for watching riding and creating more usable space. Up front, new fold-down armrests add comfort to the 23 LSV‚Äôs traditional bow, while recessed lumbar panels make all of the seats more ergonomic. The gunmetal matte finish on the dash and glove compartment and the new, accented logo graphic also caught our eyes. Like all 2014 Wakesetters, the 23 LSV is Surf Gate-capable, and the upgraded surf-enhancing system makes the 23 LSV‚Äôs standout wakesurf wave even better. Surf Gate now switches faster than ever before. Not only can you go from wakeboarding to wakesurfing in seconds, but also the delay time from deployment to transfer is almost nonexistent, which means you can get consistent with side-to-side transfers and tricks. If you love to surf, it‚Äôs a no-brainer add-on.
The Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV is the best ski boat for you if: You want legendary wakeboard and surf wakes in a stylish, traditional-bow package.
Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV 2014 Specs
Load capacity: 2,115 lb.
Fuel: 69 gal.
Dry weight: 4,500 lb.
Standard ballast: 1,000 lb.
Max ballast: 2,450 lb.
Standard engine: Monsoon 350 hp 5.7L CAT
Max. horsepower: 555