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2017 Malibu Wakesetter 21 VLX Boat Review


The brand-new Wakesetter 21 VLX is a well-equipped multi-sport boat that will appeal to families shopping for a do-it-all inboard that’s easy to tow and store, and looks amazing on the water. Manufactured in Loudon, Tennessee, this boat specs out at 21-feet long and with a 98-inch beam.

The company gives you two running surface options — the diamond or wake hull. The diamond hull will be the choice for water sports athletes that gravitate more to slalom skiing and the wake specific hull will cater to the wakeboaders in the family.

With either option, you get a long list of standard features that includes the G3.5 tower, Surf Gate, Quad Hard Tank Ballast system, Power Wedge II hydrofoil, and the ever-popular dual-screen digital Command Center that controls everything.

As with all Malibu’s, the Wakesetter VLX is built for high-end performance. Its robust stock engine accelerates smoothly out of the hole, and its tracking and turning capabilities are right on the money. You’ll even be impressed with the boat’s steering performance when challenging docking situations present themselves. It responds instantly and precisely to your direction as captain.

Styling, comfort, performance are all top-notch, and you will quickly realize as we did, that’s there’s a lot to love about the new Wakesetter 21 VLX.

LOA: 21'0" | Beam: 8'2" | Dry Weight: 4,000 lb. | Seating Capacity: 13 | Fuel Capacity: 48 gal. | malibuboats.com

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