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Brief Summary

Malibu’s Wakesetter is the choice of professional wake athletes and the pull boat at many of the venues that these riders compete in. In addition, Malibu will let you customize this boat with exactly what you need, whether you’re on a budget or not.

Key Features

  • Flip Up Bolster Driver's Seat
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Malibu Sound Suppression Technology
  • Ski tow bar/rear grab handle
  • Bow Rails (stainless steel
  • Chrome Billet Gauge Panel
  • Ballast Monitoring System (BMS)
  • Malibu Illusion X Tower
  • "Core Shield” Exterior Graphics
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 21'6''
    Beam 98''
    Dry Weight 3,600 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 24''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom open
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 46 gal
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    N/A

    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 320-hp Malibu 320 LCR EFI-MPI
    Tested Power 1 x 400-hp Indmar 383 Hammerhead
    Opt. Power 1 x 400-hp HammerHead 383, EFI-MPI
    1 x 340-hp Malibu Monsoon 340 , EFI-MPI w/ catalyst

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 4.9 4.2 1.0 5.1 4.4 211 184 N/A
    1000 6.1 5.3 1.6 3.9 3.4 159 139 N/A
    1500 7.9 6.9 2.6 3.0 2.6 126 109 N/A
    2000 10.5 9.1 4.5 2.4 2.1 98 85 N/A
    2500 16.6 14.4 5.9 2.8 2.4 116 101 N/A
    3000 26.0 22.6 7.8 3.4 2.9 139 121 N/A
    3500 31.2 27.1 9.9 3.2 2.8 131 114 N/A
    4000 36.3 31.5 13.4 2.7 2.4 112 97 N/A
    4500 39.9 34.7 16.7 2.4 2.1 99 86 N/A
    5000 43.1 37.5 22.1 2.0 1.7 81 70 N/A
    5500 45.9 39.9 28.7 1.6 1.4 66 57 N/A
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    600 184 340 7.90 3.79 2.17 N/A
    1000 139 256 9.80 6.06 1.64 N/A
    1500 109 203 12.70 9.84 1.29 N/A
    2000 85 158 16.90 17.03 1.00 N/A
    2500 101 187 26.70 22.33 1.19 N/A
    3000 121 224 41.80 29.53 1.42 N/A
    3500 114 211 50.20 37.48 1.34 N/A
    4000 97 180 58.40 50.72 1.15 N/A
    4500 86 159 64.20 63.22 1.02 N/A
    5000 70 130 69.40 83.66 0.83 N/A
    5500 57 106 73.90 108.64 0.68 N/A

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 3.3 sec.
    0 to 30 5.4 sec.
    Ratio 1.5 : 1
    Props 13 1/2 X 16 4-blade bronze
    Load 2 people, 1/2 fuel, no water, minimal gear
    Climate 75 degress, 50% humidity, no mph wind, flat seas

    Malibu Wakesetter 21 VLX Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Summer Dreamin’ Aboard the Wakesetter Series By Capt. Ron SvobodaOn an Indian summer day in California, we recently had the opportunity to test one of the hottest wake sport tow rigs in the country. Malibu’s Wakesetter is the choice of professional wake athletes and the pull boat at many of the venues that these riders compete in. So what’s all the hype? For starters, Malibu focuses on producing boats that are designed specifically for the sport. They do not compromise when it comes to the pursuit of fabricating the best wakes to launch riders off of. In addition, Malibu will let you customize this boat with exactly what you need, whether you’re on a budget or not.One Boat, Two Tough DecisionsTwo main versions of the Wakesetter are available; the VLX and the XTi. The VLX is a V-drive layout with engine and transmission at the stern of the boat. The goal here is to maximize the space of the cockpit and shift the weight balance of the boat to the rear. On the other hand the XTi has her motor about midships, balancing the weight to center and maximizing seating potential. Both models come standard with Malibu’s “illusion X” tower and a plethora of cool options.The XTi’s center mounted engine makes for better handling and an aft seating zone that features a removable table and wraparound seating for up to four adults. There is also a rear stereo entertainment console and a built in beverage cooler, delivering full control of your music and refreshments without having to get up. The centerline engine also affords a deep storage compartment to starboard, making it the ideal place for big or bulky items. In contrast, the cockpit of the VLX offers an open layout with long and spacious U-shaped seating with concealed storage compartments under the cushions. A baker’s dozen of drink holders and numerous stereo speakers keep everyone happy on board. At the transom, a full width sun pad tops the engine box and supplies added storage below. The VLX also happens to be the choice of title holders and the official, World Wakeboard Championship tow rig. Wake Shaping ExpertBoth versions are a nimble 21 feet 6 inches overall and 8 feet, 2 inches wide and come with a spacious bow area up front for tanning and lounging. Here you’ll also find contoured grab handles, four drinkholders and a pair of stereo speakers. The boats are based on the V25 wake hull, and can be combined with the Launch System (front, center and aft ballast tanks) and Power Wedge mechanism that will change the wake size and shape at the push of a button.The helms on both boats are also the same, with innovative digital accessory power switches and a shift-by-wire throttle. Best of all, Malibu’s Ballast Monitoring System and Precision Pro Speed Control gives the driver ultimate control of all the ballast on board and exact speed settings. The unique feature here is that personalized settings for speed and ballast can be stored in the systems’ memory, guaranteeing that every pass is maximized and tailored to each boarder. Another great feature is the removable engine tray located above the motors that lets you store wet ski vests in them and warm them up between runs.So if you’re pondering the purchase of a new wake maker or preparing for your next championship title the Wakesetter by Malibu will take your shredding to a whole new level.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Malibu Wakesetter 21 VLX is 45.9 mph (73.9 kph), burning 28.7 gallons per hour (gph) or 108.63 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Malibu Wakesetter 21 VLX is 26.0 mph (41.8 kph), and the boat gets 3.35 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.42 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 139 miles (223.7 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 400-hp Indmar 383 Hammerhead.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    CD Stereo Optional
    Power Steering Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Tower: Watersports Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime Limited
    Yes

    http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
    Engine Warranty
    Limited 3-Year http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
    Powertrain Warranty

    Limited 3-Year


    http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
    Gelcoat Warranty

    Limited 2-Year


    http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
    Accessories Warranty
    Limited 3-Year http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
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