Loudon, TN | July 24, 2017 -- Malibu Boats™, the global leader in watersports towboat sales, has introduced the new Wakesetter™ 23 LSV for 2018, the latest version of the world’s best-selling wakeboard boat ever.
The 23 LSV™ offers luxurious seating for 15 in a beautiful traditional-bow design with easy access to the spacious front lounge area. Among the new advances in the 2018 23 LSV, a deeper hull provides additional storage space, and a new interior features a versatile WakeView™ bench seat with a backrest that easily changes from facing the riding action to facing forward.
“We’re proud that our 23 LSV has been both our best-selling model, and the world’s best-selling towboat boat ever,” said Eric Bondy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Malibu Boats. The 23 LSV combines Malibu’s leadership in design, wake performance and luxury in a way that clearly works perfectly for so many watersports enthusiasts around the globe.”
Only a Malibu offers the exclusive Integrated Surf Platform™ (ISP) that transforms the water into the ultimate wakeboarding or surfing experience. This comprehensive system of wake and wave technologies starts with the Wake Plus Hull™ that allows the 23 LSV to generate the biggest wakes and waves in its class. Adding three sport versatility to the 23 LSV, Malibu alone also offers the choice of the Diamond Multisport Hull™ that creates world-class slalom flats.
Another Malibu exclusive, the Power Wedge II™ hydrofoil lets you carve an even bigger wake by instantly add up to 1,500 pounds of additional wake-generating water displacement. The Power Wedge II™ offers the widest range of adjustment on the market to customize the size, length and shape of the wakeboard wake or surf wave, from Beginner to Advanced.
Controlling the ISP™ is incredibly intuitive using the Malibu Command Center™, the optional Sport Dash Rotary Dial™ or push button controls mounted on the Malibu Command Wheel™, all easily accessible from the helm. Additionally, a Malibu only innovation, the Surf Band Wrist Remote™, lets the rider adjust the Power Wedge II™, Surf Gate™, and boat speed right from the board and new for 2018, Surf Band™ also adjusts volume of the rear-facing tower speakers. Like Surf Gate, Surf Band has been imitated by competitors, but never equaled.
For wake surfing, nothing matches the wave-making power of Malibu’s revolutionary Surf Gate. Tap on the Command Center™ to engage the high-speed, hydraulic Surf Gate to customize the wake into a big, barreling surf wave and with the touch of a button make a smooth transition from one side of the boat to the other.
Below deck, L-shaped ballast tanks hold more water, enabling the 23 LSV to carve an even bigger wake. When augmented by the optional plug-n-play ballast bags, the tanks integrate an industry-first gauging system that allows the driver to accurately measure and read ballast tank and plug-n-play levels with ease. The new system enables wake customization never seen in the industry.
The new 23 LSV leads with tech and luxury, including the G3.5™ or G4™ tower options that feature stainless-steel construction, plus an easy-to-use folding tower latch. Choose your color, add optional lighting and your choice of speakers to fully customize the tower. Malibu Soft Grip™ material for the flooring, transom pads, and swimboard enhances comfort and function in the cabin, and at the helm. A model specific, custom tuned audio system by Wet Sounds® features multi-zone volume control, a transom remote, and new Rev 10® tower speakers to maximize the listening experience.
Like all 2018 Malibu models, the 23 LSV is backed by the industry’s best warranty, including lifetime hull coverage, and is available now.