|Classic story - parents want to ski, kids want to wakeboard, everyone needs a boat that will handle some chop well as a runabout. Opinions about a Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV with a Diamond hull vs. a Mastercraft X-30? Why is the MC so much more expensive? Thanks (from the parent) for the feedback.|
|Also, does the Malibu wedge approach really work?|
|You probably could go wrong with either boat. Both are great. Go with the one you like better.|
|I am a MC owner and love my boat, but I would go with the LSV. Neither boat will be good for the slalom course, but if its just recreational, either will do fine. You can get a new LSV fairly cheap(compared to the x30). Don't get me wrong, the 30 is a nice boat, but there is something about the LSV that makes me want one.|
|Also, on either boat, make sure you get the bigger motor. An underpowered boat sucks.|
|I too am a MC owner, and I would also buy the LSV. I previously owned the LSV and it was an awesome boat. |
The wedge is a necessity for that hull in my opinion. It's also convenient for switching from ski mode to wake mode.
I agree with the bigger motor suggestion also.
Are you buying used?
|Thanks. No, I am buying new.|
|The LSV puts out a meaty wake. The skiers probably won't appreciate having to drain sacks, so the wedge is your selling point. |
The interior is sooooo plush too. All the new bells and whistles they have are impressive.
|order the wakesetter 23 lsv w/ the diamond hull, then you have it all.|
|OK, I am sold on the Malibu. Now, should I even think about the 247 LSV, or just stay with the 23 LSV w/diamond hull?|
|247 is not available with the diamond hull|