Malibu says they build their ski and wakeboard boats with four core values in mind: innovation, performance, styling, and quality. The net result? Value. You’ll find that value in Malibu’s line-up of 10 boats, ranging from 20’ to 24’7”. Those models include V-hulls and pickle-forks, nearly all of which can be outfitted with innovative tow towers, potent stereos, and wake-producing systems like ballast tanks and tabs. Malibu is also known for its touch-screen command center, which allows for control of cruise-control, lighting systems, ballast, pre-set towing configurations, and more, right at the dash. Like many dedicated tow-boats these are direct-drive inboards. This power system allows Malibu, with the addition of its wake-shaping features, to provide every type of wake shape, ramp, and height desired by different watersports enthusiasts.
This 22-foot flagship kicks up a wake that pleases recreational riders all the way to top pros including both the Queen and King Of Wake, Amber Wing and Phil Soven. The MXZ’s bow space and main cabin are maximized to carry up to 15 people, and the deep-V hull slices thru double ups and rough water. No shake, no rattle, only power. People who want a great wake, performance and bow space are turning quickly toward the MXZ. It’s also diverse enough to be the choice of crossover riders like pro wakeskater/wakesurfer Brian Grubb. Also a judge on the King Of Wake tour, Grubb knows how a boat needs to perform for the top riders in the world. “I loved the MXZ the first time I rode behind it,” Grubb said. “And once I dialed in my settings, I like it better than any boat I’ve ever been in. Plus, with SURF GATE, I can switch to wakesurfing in no time and surf long, glassy waves on both sides.” Choose from several engine options including Indmar’s Supercharged LSA and talk to your dealer about which Acme prop is best for your needs. Customize your wakeboarding experience with presets controlling speed, ballast, and the POWER WEDGE setting, sculpting the perfect wake for your riding style. After your session’s over, kick back and let the MXZ maximize your chill time on the water with your favorite crew. Every MXZ will include the MaliView dash system, and look for the optional Mobile Device Gateway, which charges your smartphone as you crank the perfect playlist. Plus, you can opt for a new, 140-degree panoramic drivers mirror and enjoy many other standard improvements to the 22 MXZ.