2023 Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

Riders of any ability will be comfortable behind the 26 LSV.
Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV wakesurfing
The surf wave is incredible. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Tapping in at 26 feet, 5 inches in length overall and rated to carry a total of 18 watersports fans, the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV offers room aplenty. Its bow maintains a traditional shape, with an attractive sheerline and design contours in the hullsides that allow for a variety of custom gelcoat patterns and colors that scream fresh and new.

The 26 LSV’s wraparound seating is truly spacious and includes a unique storage locker that doubles as an adjustable backrest. The all-new, trademarked, Max-Pivot Seat is another highlight. Many wakeboats include rear benches that face the transom, but few also turn into a table, and even fewer turn into a bed. That’s next-level lounging—and next-level thinking from the design team at Malibu.

Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV bow seating
Seating in the bow is nicely appointed. Courtesy Malibu Boats

At the helm, the Wakesetter 26 LSV boasts the intuitive, trademarked Malibu Command Center. The main center-mounted touchscreen displays the engine’s vital readings and gives access to system controls such as the ballast tanks, trademarked Surf Gate, Power Wedge III and cruise control. A secondary touchscreen to the left of the wheel controls accessories like the stereo and much more. To the right is Malibu’s signature Sport Dial, which provides control of stereo volume and cruise-control speeds without removing your eyes from the water. A wireless phone charger adds convenience; you can leave those pesky cords at home. 

Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV helm
At the helm, the Wakesetter 26 LSV boasts the intuitive, trademarked ­Malibu Command Center. Courtesy Malibu Boats

Even with only two testers in the boat, the surf wave is incredible. Attribute this to Malibu’s industry-leading surf system with 4,600 pounds of hard-tank ballast and Power Wedge III adding an additional 1,500 pounds. Adjusting the Power Wedge III quickly changes the shape and style of the wave, from steep and rampy to long and mellow. Riders of any ability will be comfortable behind the 26 LSV. Getting on plane isn’t an issue either, thanks to the 606 ponies churning inside the Malibu Monsoon LT4 engine and the 606 foot-pounds of torque it puts out. Need help docking? Opt for the trademarked Stern Turn thruster.

Seeking a boat that’s as comfortable to lounge on with friends as it is to play behind while wakesurfing or wakeboarding? Check out the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV.

Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV cockpit
The Max-Pivot Seat can be turned into a table, or even a bed. Courtesy Malibu Boats

High Points

  • Surf Band adjusts Power Wedge III, Cruise, Surf Gate and stereo while riding.
  • Bow design keeps the nose up going over rollers.
  • Surf Gate paired with Power Wedge III offers pro-level adjustability for any rider.
Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV performance data
Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV Certified Test Results Boating Magazine

How We Tested

  • Engine: Monsoon LT4 606 hp
  • Drive/Prop: V-drive/1784 18″ x 14″
  • Gear Ratio: 1.50:1 Fuel Load: 71 gal. Crew Weight: 350 lb.

Pricing and Specs

Price:$299,418 (as tested MSRP)
Dry Weight:7,000 lb.
Ballast:6,100 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity:18/2,538 lb.
Fuel Capacity:115 gal.

More Information

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

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