Introducing the 2023 Malibu Boats™ Wakesetter 22 LSV & 26

LOUDON, Tennessee, July 19. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For 2023, Malibu Boats™, the global leader in water sports tug sales, announces one of its most exciting model years yet. The Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV rounds out the top end of the LSV family with a staggering 26’5″ in length, and the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV is a mid-size wake boat with a sensible compromise between length and maneuverability. that many families will love.And there are lots of brand new customization options.

Personalization and options 2023

For the exterior, the new boats have three striking new exterior colors on the roster to choose from: Vivid Orange, Vivid Orange Metallic and Volt Yellow. This trio of bold new hues, along with new two-tone soft grip flooring options, gives Malibu owners more ways to express their personal style. Malibu also offers variety on how the “Malibu” and “Wakesetter” logos appear on the side of the boat.

And because a perfect day on the water can be as much about sounds as it is about sights, Malibu upgrades its sound system down the line. From amplifiers and subwoofers to speakers and transom remotes, it’s new and improved from the ground up.

Completing the new features is one for more control and convenience. Malibu now offers a rudder position sensor that displays on the main Command Center™ screen to aid in docking, low-speed maneuvering and takeoffs with passengers.

Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

The all-new 26 LSV measures 26.5 feet with an 18-seat capacity, making this Wakesetter the longest boat Malibu has ever built. With a dry weight of 7,000 pounds and an impressive 6,100 pounds of ballast and 115 gallons of fuel, this boat is pretty much alive on the water.

The 26 LSV is luxurious throughout its massive saloon and traditional bow. The lounge is packed with innovative features, including the all-new Max Pivot Table™ that smoothly changes between multiple positions, including a fully functional bench seat, bed and table that doesn’t sacrifice bench space.

And, of course, its wake performance is out of this world with Malibu’s legendary symmetrical wakes and waves that hold up in all conditions. The shape of the wake can be controlled with Power Wedge III™, and the surf wave can be switched between left and right with Surf Gate™. Both can be controlled by the surfer with Malibu’s exclusive Surf Band™.

Malibu Command Center™ presets allow for quick wake setup at different levels, and ballast amounts are factory programmed to create a perfectly shaped wake or wave. Simply select the sport and level, press ‘load’, and the 26 LSV does the rest.

Malibu Wakesetter 22 LSV

The 22 LSV is slightly smaller than the best-selling tug of all time, the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV, making it an attractive option for families who want a similar wake experience in a more compact package.

At just under 22 feet, the nimble and capable 22 LSV is easy to handle while creating world-class wakes and waves. Thanks to Malibu innovations such as Surf Gate™, Power Wedge III™ and the Wake Plus™ Hull, the 22 LSV creates a surprisingly good wakeboarding wake. The surf wave follows the movement with the ability to switch from side to side with Surf Gate™.

The increased hull depth of the 22 LSV improves the wake experience and elevates passenger comfort with a smoother ride and more ergonomic seating.

Altogether, the 2023 Malibu lineup is packed with exciting new features that help boaters experience how “The Truth is on the Water®.” To learn more about new innovations from the best-selling tugboat brand of all time, visit or contact a local dealer today.

About Malibu Boats, Inc.
Based in Loudon, Tennessee, Malibu Boats, Inc. (MBUU) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a diverse line of recreational powerboats including performance sport boats, sterndrives and outboard boats. Malibu Boats, Inc. is the market leader in the performance sport boat category through its Malibu and Axis boat brands, the leader in the 20′ – 40′ segment of the power boat category through its Cobalt brand, and in a leading position in the saltwater fishing boat market with its Pursuit and Cobia offshore boats and the Pathfinder, Maverick and Hewes flats and bay boat brands. A preeminent innovator in the powerboat industry, Malibu Boats, Inc. designs products that appeal to a growing range of boaters, anglers and water sports enthusiasts whose passion for boating is a key part of their their active lifestyle. For more information, visit,,, www.pursuitboats.comWhere

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