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Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV
(w/ 1 x 400-hp Indmar 383 Hammerhead)

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Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV
Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV
Malibu’s flagship comes in two distinct models; the Sunscape and the Wakesetter. The differences are mainly in the design of the hull’s running surface and how serious you take your board sports.

Key Features

  • Premium Polypropylene Carpeting
  • Precision Pro Speed Control
  • Flip Up Bolster Driver's Seat
  • Docking Lights (Stainless Steel)
  • Locking glove box
  • Malibu Sound Suppression Technology
  • Pop-up bow light
  • Ski tow bar/rear grab handle
  • Isotta Steering Wheel


Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Specifications
Length Overall 24' 7'' Dry Weight 3,900 lbs.
Beam 102'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 27'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 87 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package 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

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 400-hp HammerHead 383 EFI-MPI
Tested Power 1 x 400-hp Indmar 383 Hammerhead
Opt. Power 1 x 450-hp Malibu Vortec 8100 EFI-MPI

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Line Drawing


Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Photo Gallery

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Flip Up Bolster Driver's Seat

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Precision Pro Speed Control

Locking Glove Box

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Easy Docking

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Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Captain's Report

Big Attitude Rules on the Water

By Capt. Ron Svoboda

Cockpit Features

Some other items that the two models share in common is the spacious 8 foot 6 inch beam and 24 foot, 7 inch length that makes for ultra comfy times on the water. The cockpit’s seating runs all the way down the port side, across the back, then all the way down the starboard side and ends at the pilot seat. The seating space is phenomenal with room for up to 16 people. A small removable snack table can be inserted near the aft seats for lunch or sunset cocktails. Just aft of the helm seat is a self draining cooler that also illuminated for when the sun goes down. Both port and starboard sides of the boat have ingeniously designed coaming panels that are flush with the seat backs and house 10 drinkholders, grab handles and stereo speakers. Of course each seat conceals generous storage space under each of the cushions, while at the back, a stereo remote allows total control of your tunes.

The Tower

Above the cockpit is an aluminum piece of art that Malibu calls a wakeboard tower. This giant, cast aluminum structure is unlike anything else on the scene and can be painted and equipped with all sorts of different speaker and board rack options. When it’s time to store the boat or tow to the next location, the tower neatly folds in behind the wraparound windshield by simply pulling two pins. The entire unit is counter balanced, making it possible for only one person to actuate and lower the tower.

Just below the tower is the helm and driver’s seat that’s focused on comfort and cutting-edge marine technology. It all starts with the pilot’s ultra supportive bucket seat that includes a thick bolster pad and swivel/forward adjustment operation. The seat can also be equipped with heat for those chilly morning ski runs, something we found to be very handy.

Precision Pro Speed Control

The boat’s understated dash panel displays analog gauges driven by digital inputs from the all-electronic engine controls. Centered in the billet aluminum dash panel is Malibu’s Precision Pro Speed Control that comes as standard equipment on both the models. The Wakesetter gets the added benefit of the Ballast Monitoring System, this gives digital control over filling and dumping water ballast so each boarder can custom tailor the wake size to their liking. Directly across from the helm is the observer’s seat which is wide enough for two. The seatback cushion reveals a storage compartment that provides access to the boat’s two batteries and the stereo system’s amps and head unit.

All the way forward in the cockpit is a fully padded bow seating and lounge area created for maximum comfort. Recessed nooks house stereo speakers and four stainless steel cup holders. Removing all the cushions exposes generous, carpet lined storage and a centerline forward ballast tank.

If you are a dedicated water baby with a large entourage or just looking for a fine, family sport platform, and don’t mind shelling out 75 grand for something totally unique on the playground then see the 247 LSV first hand, you won’t be disappointed.

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV is 41.8 mph (67.3 kph), burning 23.5 gallons per hour (gph) or 88.95 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV is 26.8 mph (43.1 kph), and the boat gets 2.94 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.25 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 230 miles (370.15 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 400-hp Indmar 383 Hammerhead.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Standard and Optional Equipment
Stereo Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Shower Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Warranty

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime Limited
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
Engine Warranty
Years Limited 3-Year
Link http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
Powertrain Warranty
Years Limited 3-Year
Link http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
Gelcoat Warranty
Years Limited 2-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf
Accessories Warranty
Years Limited 3-Year
Link http://www.malibuboats.com/images/2008warrantymanual.pdf

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Price

Malibu Sunscape 247 LSV Price
Pricing Range $68,889.00
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.

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