Malibu Boats debuts redesigned Wakesetter 20 VTX

Malibu Boats recently introduced the reinvented 2016 Wakesetter 20 VTX.

Malibu Boats recently introduced the reinvented 2016 Wakesetter 20 VTX.

All-new from the hull up for 2016, the 20 VTX is advertised as a crossover for ski, ride and surf. The company said the VTX fits into the average garage and has a removable center pylon.

Using a dual-touchscreen Command Center, boaters can fill as much as 1,250 pounds of hard-tank ballast, 1,100 pounds of Plug N Play ballast, set the hydraulic Power Wedge II for 1,500 more pounds of ballast and engage Surf Gate.

For multisport enthusiasts, the unique T-Cut Diamond developed for the Response TXi is designed to provide slalom wakes. Seating on the boat can accommodate 11 people.

“The new 20 VTX is a perfect example of how we never settle and are always working to improve our towboats,” Malibu CEO Jack Springer said in a statement.

“We built it to allow you to reach your full potential in waterskiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing. If you’re looking for the highest-performing, most versatile crossover boat on the market, this is your boat. Malibu stays on top because we give our customers the best performance and quality. We also listen to our athletes, and they couldn’t be happier. Our pro team is amazed at what the reinvented 20 VTX can do.”


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