Malibu Boats introduced the new M220, a more compact version of the luxury M240, according to the company.
“Like all of our towboats, the M220 was born out of customer demand,” said CEO Jack Springer in a statement. “The response to the M240 was overwhelming. We kept getting requests for a more compact version of the ultra-premium M240, so we worked incredibly hard to make a boat just under 23 feet that would live up to the new benchmark the M-Series set. The result is nothing less than a ground-breaking towboat that sets a new standard in its size class.”
The boat shares the same deeper M-line hull as the 24-foot M series flagship, which is designed with a high freeboard to allow for more ballast and storage, and better rough water handling than a typical 22-footer, the company said.
The hull comes equipped with Malibu’s trademark Surf Gate — Malibu’s surf system designed to create perfect waves on either side of the boat by touching a button — as well as Power Wedge III and Surf Band. Power Wedge III allows users to customize the wake or wave to their ideal shape, and Surf Band, via a controller worn on the boarder’s wrist, lets them manipulate wave switching for transferring from side to side, wedge controls and music volume.
A digitally tuned, 5,500-watt Wet Sounds audio package is available 12-inch subs, as well as available RGB accent lights.
The new 2021 Malibu G5 tower is standard, with an arch that tows riders and supports board racks and speakers. An optional Malibu’s Gx tower, which can be automatically raised and lowered, is also available.
It’s powered by the 360-hp, Monsoon M6 direct injection engine, which the company says is the cleanest, quietest and most fuel-efficient engine in its class.
“The available Malibu Monsoon M5Di and Malibu Monsoon LT4 powered by GM Marine follow suit with the same class-leading features and capabilities bolstered by other power and torque options,” the company said.