We're sorry to see this one go but happy to say that she has been sold.
Pros have it as their personal wakeboard boat. Schools use it. Tournaments run it. The Malibu Wakesetter VLX is the definition of flagship wakeboard boat. Sure, the wakes are high-class, top-caliber, primo, whatever you want to call them. But this wakeboard boat is also a very manageable size, so you can trailer it easily and run it without burning up tanks and tanks of gas. Just having the Malibu Boats name on it counts for a lot, too. The company has a reputation for making among the best-constructed wakeboard boats anywhere. Itís among the best wakeboarding boats you can buy, no question.
The Malibu Launch System has one center and two rear tanks concealed under the floor and holds up to 900 lbs of water weight. Add more wake with the manual wedge that is included.
The main cabin features a spacious wraparound lounge with a removable table. Side panels have cubbys with stainless - steel beverage holders, chrome speakers, LED lighting, and 12 volt outlets. Plush carpet runs flush to the seats and through the storage compartments.
The open bow features comfortable seating and stainless steel grab rails.
Excellent and includes manual wedge!
Her extremely sharp bow entry and aggressive chines are carried well forward and work in conjunction with the keel to form mini tunnels down each side of the hull. This allows the hull to ride on the cushions of air trapped between the outer edges of the chines and the keel.
The ride is soft and stable and the boat tracks and turns like a rocket sled on rails, aided by two Gorilla fins fitted to the keel under the driver's seat and two over-sized strakes that begin well forward. These are one-and-a-half inches wide and positioned at an angle of 90 degrees to the hull. As the strakes extend towards the stern, they narrow to only half an inch, keeping the hull almost flat at the transom for a smooth wake. The result is a straight tracking hull that produces a uniform wake.
All inboard ski/wakeboats suffer from propeller torque steer, which can make maneuvering at slow speeds, especially around the jetty, a bit tricky. But Malibu has overcome this to a certain extent by adding a small adjustable 'door' near the top of the rudder, which when set correctly, enables you to reduce torque steer dramatically.
At 21ft 6in, the VLX is a big boat boasting plenty of freeboard, which puts her in a class of her own in the bowrider stakes. Her soft , dry and stable ride, even over choppy water, makes her an ideal harbour and bay day boat. Her rough water ride will leave many so called open-water cuddy and half cabin 21 footers floundering in her wake.
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