The Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV is loaded with specialized features to make it an ultimate tow-sports platform. The Surf-Gate system helps shape wakes at the touch of a button, and the "Hi-Flo" pump system fills the large ballast tanks rapidly. The adjustable Power-Wedge II planing system, 20 percent larger than previous versions, helps get the boat on plane quickly when the ballast is full, according to the manufacturer, and also makes it simple to adjust the wake from the ideal shape for boarding or surfing to slalom skiing or barefooting.
- Command center
- G3.2 tower with easy latching
- Zero Off GPS cruise
- Three-profile Livorsi throttle service reminders
- Steering wheel
- Soft cooler
- Updated hull graphics
- Battery-isolator switch relocated to walkthrough
|Length Overall||24' 7'' / 7.49 m|
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1 x 555-hp Monsoon supercharged
This vessel has stood the test of time and is still in Malibu’s fleet for good reason. For those looking for lots of space and a V-drive that handles well in rough water, this boat should be on the short list. She has the extra room and styling of a picklefork bow configuration -- check out the Wakesetter 247 LSV.
She's Got Beam.
Prospective buyers should know that a 24’ (7.32 m) boat with a 102’’ (2.59 m) beam is going to take a lot of additional ballast to get the wakes and waves to a world-class size. But with additional weight (Malibu’s Plug ‘N Play is a nice option) and the supercharged Monsoon engine, one will experience next-level wakes and waves with more volume than they may have ever seen before.
Across the board, Malibu delivered more new innovations this year than any other in their 32-year history. While the Wakesetter 247 LSV’s hull has been in the lineup for a few years, it was awarded with the 2015 model year updates – our favorite being the new Sport Dash, which is an award-winning command center that is years ahead of its time.
Park one’s phone in the cushy, well designed device cradle, while they crank their favorite playlist through Bluetooth connectivity. See whose calls one is letting slide into voicemail while they focus on having fun.
Larger hoses and faster pumps create this improved quad, hard tank system that drains and fills faster than before. Drain all the ballast, and one has a big boat that handles well.
This is one area that Malibu is known for. Danny Gasper, Malibu’s director of product development for over 15 years, knows what he is doing and is responsible for Malibu’s signature, responsive handling and clean, consistent wakes. Malibu’s 24’ (7.32 m) boats handle surprisingly well for their size. Gasper was also the mastermind behind one (if not the most significant) innovation in wakesurfing history -- the Surf Gate.
Released in June of 2012, Surf Gate has been improved and is now operating under its second generation of functionality including quicker side-to-side transfer times (from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds) and a sharper look. Malibu’s patented system allows the boater to weigh their boat evenly and switch from wakeboarding to wakesurfing in seconds.
No more leaning the boat to one side to create a wave. Malibu was the first to market with a method to deflect water off the side of the stern and the innovation revolutionized wakesurfing and how it looks.
Power Wedge II
The Pros Praise It.
With her new “Lift” feature, one’s boat will get on plane easier and faster, especially when fully weighted. The surface area of the new, Power Wedge II is over 20% larger and has received praise from all of Malibu’s Pro Team of riders.
Malibu claims it adds an additional 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) of simulated ballast. However, we see the benefit in one’s ability to change the shape of the wake on the fly and customize it with more peak or a more mellow transition.
From the company that created the first forward-sweeping tower design (another Danny Gasper innovation), comes Malibu’s latest version known as the G4 tower. With thousands of hours in validation testing, a boater can rest assured that they are opting for a tower with minimal shake, virtually no rattle and one that’s easy to collapse. The standard G3.2 tower is also a smart option if one is looking to save on the sticker price.
Malibu’s Monsoon lineup ranges from 410-hp to a supercharged 555-hp offering and one can also opt for the Salt Resistance Performance Package if they plan to operate in saltwater.
Making Wake Bigger.
If one is looking for a big wake and don’t care about top speed, choose a propeller with a low pitch (12’’ to 14’’) and high diameter (15’’) for the most power out of the hole. Keep in mind that one is sacrificing fuel economy by doing so. Talk to a local dealer about which prop is best for one’s needs.
Build A Boat
Building one’s own Malibu is fun and interesting to see all of the color combinations that one can come up with. It will also get them in touch with a local dealer so that they can get an estimate on pricing.
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If "traditional" is one’s style (and there’s many out there), the Wakesetter 247 LSV is a good choice. The hull has been in Malibu’s lineup for many years without a redesign, operating under the notion of "if it's not broken don't fix it" and this whip is still top notch.