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Malibu’s Flag Ship Wakeboard Boat Is Waving A New Look For 2005

The Wakesetter VLX has been totally redesigned for 2005.

Merced, CA – The wakeboard boat that started it all, Malibu’s Wakesetter VLX, has lunged forward in the industry from a lethal riding tool to legendary status in 2005. With a completely redesigned hull and deck the Wakesetter VLX now measures a full 21’ 6” from bow to transom with a beam of 98”. Not only does this increased size and new design equate to greater creature comfort inside the boat, it also gives the Wakesetter VLX a larger, newly shaped footprint in the water for a phenomenal wake.

The new interior space allows for more ballast options. The Wakesetter VLX comes standard with two rear 200-pound tanks now concealed beneath the floor and a center ski locker tank that swells to 350 pounds. A 300-pound bow ballast tank is also available in the VLX this year. With so much ballast to keep track of, Malibu is introducing an in-dash Ballast Monitoring System to allow riders to fine tune the placement of weight in each area of the boat. If riders are looking for more weight and wake shape than a 1250-pound ballast system can provide, deploy the standard wake-building wedge and tack on the equivalent of an additional 1000 lbs of down-force. Riders will experience this seismic versatile wake behind the new Titan Series III tower which can be upgraded to an Illusion X or a CFT Blade tower as an option.

Even with a boat load of wake sport features, the Wakesetter VLX still manages to wrap passengers in luxury and endless interior amenities. The new interior design shoots panels of customizable accent colors through the 38oz G&T Vinyl upholstery. The new comforting vinyl graphics are partnered with plush durable nylon carpeting to pamper passengers completely. The helm area features hand-wrapped driver and passenger dashes available in two standard two-tone color combinations. Utilizing the optional Sport Shroud package dash colors can be customized for a high performance look. This year the Wakesetter Series dash has been accented with a chromed billet aluminum gauge panel which gives the Wakesetter VLX more “Bling, Bling” than ever. For additional driver comfort and versatility Malibu has made the Flip-Up bolster seat standard in the Wakesetter VLX. This new interior does not miss a beat.

A 320 horse power, fuel injected engine pushes the Wakesetter VLX to greatness. Together with Malibu’s true-tracking Gorilla Fins and Instantaneous Response Technology (IRT) the VLX handles as well as it rides.

The lines of 2005 Wakesetter VLX frame a window into the digital world from which it originated. Each curve and straight edge exudes a level of accuracy that Malibu Boats is known for. A slice of colored gel coat panels are standard above the rubrail, while the hull’s graphic design sports Malibu’s new signature swoosh introduced on 23-foot models in 2004. Malibu boat buyers can choose from twenty distinctive gel coat pigments and two unique color compositions to create a totally custom Wakesetter VLX.

The new 2005 Wakesetter VLX makes a statement of water sports performance, luxury and individuality and it joins sixteen other Malibu boats as a 2005 model.

Length: 21' 6"
Beam: 98"
Draft: 24"
Capacity: 11 persons
Weight: 3900 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 46 gallons
Hull Type: V25 Wake
Standard Horse Power: 320
Max Horse Power: 400

  • View the 2005 VLX Lifestyle Photos in our Media Center.

  • View the 2005 VLX Specifications and Rate it in our Gear Guide.

    For further information, contact one of the following:
    Amy L. Mauzy
    (209) 383-7469 ext. 356

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