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Brief Summary

Today’s family wants more and expects to be "wowed" when it comes to a sportboat. Larson delivers more than expected with its LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition, which incorporates style, luxury, and the type of amenities an active family needs.

Key Features

  • Perfect Pass cruise control
  • Cockpit heaters
  • Full instrumentation
  • AM/FM/CD player with Sirius satellite radio
  • Bow filler cushion
  • VEC construction
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 22' 6''
    Beam 8' 3''
    Dry Weight 3,495 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 9''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 21 deg.
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 35 gal.
    Water Capacity none
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 1 x 225-hp MerCruiser
    Tested Power 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI
    Opt. Power 1 x 260-hp MerCruiser 5.0L MPI Bravo III
    1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI Bravo III
    1 x 270-hp Volvo 5.0 GXI DP
    1 x 280-hp Volvo 5.7 GI DP
    1 x 320-hp Volvo 5.7 GXI DP
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    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 2.9 sec.
    0 to 30 6.0 sec.
    Ratio 2.00 : 1
    Props 14 1/4 & 15 1/2 x 24'' SS
    Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 68 deg., 75% humid.; wind: 10 mph; seas: light chop

    Larson LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition I/O Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Larson’s LXI 228 Wakeboard Edition – An Easy Choice to Make Packed with watersport features and typical Larson luxury.By Capt. Bob SmithTest CaptainOne of the toughest aspects of boat building is to continually build boats that perform well and appeal to today’s active boating families. Larson hit a home run with their LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition. They took the very popular LXi 228 and added an awesome tower, and Perfect Pass Pro system which helps maintain the right speed for the perfect wake. Bow LayoutThe bow of the LXi 228 has bench style seating with low safety rails canted into the cockpit, which keeps the gunwales clear and making them easy to grab when necessary. These seats are easily removed to access storage space in the bow. The anchor and rode can be stowed neatly in a box under the seat at the peak. Much like a deckboat, the LXi 228 has a four-step boarding ladder at the bow, so a tired swimmer won’t have to struggle to the back of the boat or over the gunwales. A filler cushion completes the bow and converts it to large sun pad for those who want to soak up some rays. A large walkthrough windshield allows easy movement to and from the bow, as well as a clear view of the person in tow behind the boat.Helm StationCockpit space is unusually large for a boat this style and size. The helm features a bucket seat with bolster, swivel and slide adjustments. Typical analog instruments and a digital depth gauge are at the helm as well as the optional Perfect Pass Pro that is part of the Wakeboard Package. A handy 12-volt socket is to the right of the wheel to keep the portable gear charged, power a portable air compressor, or just keep the cell phone charged. Also on the right hand side of our test model was a Clarion stereo remote control panel. The companion pod has two boxes; one is the glove box and the other protects the Clarion marine stereo AM/FM/CD player with Sirius Satellite programming, which is included for one year. A huge in-floor storage compartment can handle most water toys and other gear you want to bring aboard for the ride.Transom FeaturesMoving to the stern is a comfortable bench seat with carry-on cooler below. Our test boat had the optional handy portable air pump on located back here. Larson put a clever little flip-out post which takes the walkthrough section of the sun pad and allows you to convert it to a raised headrest. The wide integrated swim platform has a swim shower to port, an integrated cooler or line locker, and a three-step boarding ladder.The wakeboard tower has clips for two wakeboards to be stored on each side, as well as a double tow point high on the center of the arch. This test boat also had the wide angle competition ski mirror at the helm.SpecsThe LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition is 22’6” length overall with a width of 8’3” in the beam. She weighs about 3,495 lbs. dry and has a draft requirement of 33 inches with the outdrive fully down. The LXi 228 has a fuel capacity of 35 gallons and is rated for I/Os from a MerCruiser 220-hp 4.3 L MPI to a Volvo 5.7 GXi DP 320-hp power plant.PerformanceWe tested the LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition on an inland lake in Minnesota in good weather with two people on board. We had a MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI 300-hp I/O aboard our test boat with ¾ tank of fuel. The 228 was quick to jump on plane in only 2.9 seconds and was at 30 mph in 6 seconds. I found she cruised most economically around 3000 rpm traveling 29.7 mph and burning 7.2 gph, for a full range of 131 miles. She hit a top end speed of 54.5 mph turning 5000 rpm for a range of about 78 miles.If you are looking for the luxury of an LXi, but demand the performance and amenities necessary for tricks on the water, the LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition is an obvious choice. You get performance, luxury, and a watersports tower all in one package.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Larson LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition I/O is 54.5 mph (87.7 kph), burning 21.9 gallons per hour (gph) or 82.89 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Larson LXi 228 Wakeboard Edition I/O is 29.7 mph (47.8 kph), and the boat gets 4.15 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.76 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 131 miles (210.82 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 300-hp MerCruiser 350 MAG MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features


    CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Standard
    Transom Shower Standard


    Bimini Top Optional
    Cockpit Cover Optional


    Hull Warranty
    Lifetime Limited
    Deck Warranty
    Lifetime Limited Yes
    Engine Warranty
    5-Years (outboard and diesel not included)
    Powertrain Warranty


    Gelcoat Warranty
    Blistering Warranty
    Accessories Warranty
    5-Year Yes
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes Yes
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