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2010 Wake Setter 23 LSV Malibu Boats

Malibu Boats re-did their 23 LSV for the 2010 model year and carried over the best from the past model and added some outstanding new features.

In my mind, for a land review  these three things first.

Check the bottom shape of the hull. This is very important to Malibu for their wake Setter leader. The first 10’ of the hull is special, but focus on the last 10’ of the hull to see all the design work and on-water testing that gives a pull for wakeboarding like few other.

Then check the venting around the driver’s seat / windshield area. Malibu got more air to the driver for 2010.

Finally, check the seating during an on-land inspection by climbing in and sitting in several places within the cockpit. The company uses three different foams in its seating to give the best comfort and shape for both a quick ride and a full morning of wake boarding activity.

Boat engine Power? Lots of boat power choices in 2010 for you. 350 Hp is standard and up to 505 Hp is available. But power does not change top speed that much between all the choices. Think water sports pulling ability out of the hole with your choice of engine. The 505 Hp has the reputation of being able to rip the rope handle out of your hand with a fully loaded boat. Do you need that? Save that decision for after a sea trial, on-the-water test.

The 23 LSV is astern engine location only boat, no center of the boat location for the engine?  Yes, it is the one Malibu designed for wakeboarding.

Transom boarding? No walk-thru, it’s a climb over design. Why? The higher, harder to climb over design allows for more “people carrying” as a capacity number under the Coast Guard rule book.

Miami area Dealer…

My words but Malibu helped with the photos. Thanks.

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