2023 Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV

The 22 LSV offers an abundance of wake sports capabilities.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV on the lake
Malibu’s hull design guarantees clean, symmetrical, and customizable wakes and waves. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Malibu’s Wakesetter 22 LSV combines the traditional LSV bow styling with updated design cues and a sheerline embodying more attitude. 

Thanks to Malibu’s upholstery, overall spaciousness and deep seating, you’ll find comfort throughout the 22 LSV. The seating offers versatility too, with the optional Malibu Wake View Bench able to flip over to become rear-facing, and pop-up seats available on both the port and starboard sides. Storage proves ample underneath the seats, as well as in the rear lockers.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV bow seating
Bow seating is plush and spacious. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Equipped with Malibu’s trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems, the 22 LSV kicks up wakes and waves that generate smiles. The 4,000-pound max factory ballast—big for a 22-footer—and a handful of spectators ensure that the riding surfaces grow. Malibu’s hull design guarantees clean, symmetrical, and customizable wakes and waves. Adjusting the Power Wedge quickly alters the size and attitude of the wakes and waves, and the rider can make all the adjustments they want by wearing Malibu’s Surf Band. Whether pulling a first-timer or an advanced wakeboarder, the Wakesetter 22 LSV can do the job.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV bow seating
Bow seating is plush and spacious. Courtesy Malibu Boats

A large transom walk-through makes getting aboard easy and removes the problem of people stepping on the seats. The flip-down swim step makes getting out of the water easier and serves as a great -submerged seat for chilling.

The trademarked Malibu Command Center means that all the 22 LSV’s functions are adjusted easily at the helm utilizing two large touchscreens and a smart-control knob array. The main center-mounted touchscreen displays boat vitals and gives access to system controls such as ballast tanks, Surf Gate tabs, the Power Wedge and cruise control. A secondary touchscreen controls stereo volume and cruise control. To the right, find the Sport Dial, which allows adjustment of Surf Gate, the Power Wedge, cruise-control speeds and volume without having to take your eyes off the water.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV cockpit
The optional Malibu Wake View Bench has the ability to flip over to become rear-­facing. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Boat buyers seeking an easy-to-trailer boat that offers a traditional bow with updated styling and all the bells and whistles expected today should trial a Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV. 

High Points

  • Choose Wake Plus hull for wake-sports performance, and Diamond hull for both wake- and water-skiing.
  • Power Wedge III gets it on plane with zero bow rise.
  • Malibu Soft Grip floor is comfortable and convenient.
Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV performance data
Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: Monsoon M5Di 360 hp
  • Drive/Prop: V-drive/3537 16.5″ x 14″
  • Gear Ratio: 2.00:1 Fuel Load: 39 gal. Crew Weight: 350 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$200,530 (as tested MSRP)
LOA:21’11”
Beam:8’6″
Draft:2’8″
Dry Weight:5,100 lb.
Ballast:4,000 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:14/1,974 lb.
Fuel Capacity:58 gal.

Malibu Boats – Loudon, Tennessee; 865-458-5478; malibuboats.com

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