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loudontn 05-08-2014 7:30 AM

What are your "Top 5 All-Time Best Looking" wake boats?
I feel like any Wake World thread involving preference turns in to a "no way mine is better than yours" thread. That is not this thread. There are no wrong answers. I was just looking at the new 23LSV that was posted and got to thinking, "what are my favorite looking wake boats?" I'm not talking about wake shape, surf shape, creature comforts, or customer service. I am talking about the boats that make you pause and the dock and say, "damn, that boat is hot." There is some flexibility in models when it comes to multiple tower changes or graphic changes, but all-in-all a boat that keeps its hull and deck configurations will mostly look the same despite what tower, trailer, or graphics it gets. Pick whatever you want.

1. The Supra Launch 24SSV


I admit, I'm partial to it because I have a 24SSV (though not this somewhat-WakeWorld famous Supra belonging to jonyb). The way the lines of the boat look are perfect. It looks great from every angle.

2. Malibu 23LSV


The tower really set this boat apart from the pack and, though I'm not a huge fan of the stainless towers they use now, it's still a great looking boat.

3. 2nd generation X-Star


It took me a while to appreciate this boat but, damn, it's a fine looking boat. I saw it on the water before I ever saw it online and just didn't know what it was. Great looking boat that has aged very well.

4. Nautique G23


What a monster, making dry storage units everywhere fear for the future. I loved the lines and the graphics from the moment I saw it but didn't know how I'd feel about it once I saw it in person. I saw it at the lake this past weekend and what a giant, beautiful boat.

5. 1st generation X-Star / X1


The towers they put on this boat in its twilight years as an X1 did little to help sales. It looked like a bit of scaffolding on top of an otherwise great looking boat. This original tower, with really great lines for the windshield, complimented this boat very well. I still want to stop and look in one of these whenever I see them at the dock.

willyt 05-08-2014 7:39 AM


oh man this is going to be good in 3....2.....1.....

mattscraft 05-08-2014 7:48 AM

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MC Vote - Mine of course:D

natedogg 05-08-2014 7:48 AM

The first time I saw a pickle forked mb sports tomcat I fell in love. Sick looking boat IMO.

zimme 05-08-2014 7:57 AM

In no particular order... my fav's

SC550 Worlds


Tige RZ4


MC X30


3rd gen Star




wakereviews 05-08-2014 7:59 AM

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Personal preference right... in no particular order here are 5 i've always liked

Mastercraft ProStar with Mini Tower - i know it's not a wake boat but it looks fantastic
Malibu Wakesetter with titan III tower - probably my favorite tower of all time
Tige RZ2 - when I briefly had one, it got more looks and "nice boat" comments than any other
MB B52V23 - This was the boat that got me into MB. I know these graphics are not popular but i still think this boat looks great.
X-Star 40th Anniversary Edition - Just look at it.

wakecumberland 05-08-2014 8:02 AM

Thread over.

iShredSAN 05-08-2014 8:12 AM

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In no particular order...

-beached Xstar (no words needed)
-Da Moose shred special (da best boat in Cali)
-Fakesetter (this boat really is awesome)
-X80 (Lon's being my favorite)
-NXT (50k all day of course)

loudontn 05-08-2014 8:21 AM

I totally dropped the ball by failing to list the RZ2 in my Top 5. I'd probably kick out the X1 to put it back in.

polarbill 05-08-2014 8:26 AM

1) Xstar 40th anniversery
2) 22 MXZ
3) Sanger V210
4) 2002/2003 SAN210
5) wakecraft-long live Dan Dulong

wakereviews 05-08-2014 8:29 AM

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this was mine, but i thought it was perfect.

tyler97217 05-08-2014 8:30 AM

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Here are a couple of my favorite looking WakeWorld boats from over the years.... Just classic beauties!!!!!
These still wakeworlders?

dhill 05-08-2014 8:37 AM


Originally Posted by wakecumberland (Post 1876153)


LYNRDSKYNRD 05-08-2014 8:41 AM

IshredSAN for the win...lol

jonblarc7 05-08-2014 8:52 AM

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Some older ones the supra is the only one that is mine

1. vapor blue vlx
2. vapor blue lsv
3. black and vapor blue 24v mine and can you tell I like vapor blue
4. black 210 love this shot (had a super sport and loved this hull)
5. This was so different back when he first bought it, It really suck in my mind

501s 05-08-2014 9:03 AM

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1) 2008 40th Anniversary X-Star. It's just perfection.
2) Malibu VLX with the first Generation of Illusion Tower. LOVED those boats. Especially all black with green or orange accents. Not the best picture but what I could find quickly

Based on looks alone, those will always be my top 2.

501s 05-08-2014 9:05 AM

Great thread BTW. A lot of very nice boats already. I made sure not to just choose one of the boats that I've owned :)

soonerbilly 05-08-2014 9:14 AM

Like everyone....mine is first ( even if its old school ). The red and black X above has always been one of the best looking ones for me too. Along with the SC550 worlds editions.

migs 05-08-2014 9:17 AM

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Great Thread!!! My top 5:
1. G23
2. SAN230(pre 2014)
3. 09 SAN 210 Byerly
4. 23 LSV
5. 22 MXZ

wakereviews 05-08-2014 9:23 AM

hmmm, Migs, that first pic is amazing.

loudontn 05-08-2014 9:34 AM

That smokey gray G23 is erection forming.

migs 05-08-2014 9:41 AM

Ian, Cody - OH YEAH!!!!!!!! baddest G on the planet. N3 boatworks creation.

polarbill 05-08-2014 10:06 AM

oh man I love that older vapor blue and gray 23 LSV. Is that the one that had the champagne bucket thing in it? Love that MXZ as well.

Who the hell am I kidding. All of them are so friggen sick. I think I just scorched my shorts.

jonblarc7 05-08-2014 10:32 AM

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Yates is was the one with the champagne buck, Not my boat but man I search high and low for a used one like it in my price range but couldn't find any.

davez71 05-08-2014 10:35 AM

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My top 5:
1. MC X45 (my current boat)
2. Malibu vlx (05-07)
3, Gen 2 Xstar
4. Gen 3 Xstar
5. G21/G23

davez71 05-08-2014 10:37 AM

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2nd favorite.. Malibu VLX

fence_sence 05-08-2014 11:09 AM

Tough question. Great question.

Let's see, looks alone...

Not sure about the order but, here go's.

Supra 24SSV- so clean
Tige Z1 (1st gen)- so clean as well
2000 Tige 22i- my boat. Probably just from being drunk and rubbing it with a diaper for so many years. :rolleyes: It does have great lines though.
MC NXT- those lines give me wood
Supra comp ts6m- those crazy negative chines and the crazy v-entry. Just cool looking.

Honorable mentions-

MC X45 (gen 1)
MC XStar (gen 3)

rznhales 05-08-2014 12:34 PM

Diggs, the supra is for sale in my town:


chattwake 05-08-2014 1:39 PM

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Here are the top 5 I've owned that I like:

cwb4me 05-08-2014 3:34 PM

Do I hear a Cowbell ringing?

simplej 05-08-2014 3:39 PM


Originally Posted by cwb4me (Post 1876288)
Do I hear a Cowbell ringing?

why yes, i think i hear it too.

polarbill 05-08-2014 4:57 PM


Originally Posted by jonblarc7 (Post 1876210)
Yates is was the one with the champagne buck, Not my boat but man I search high and low for a used one like it in my price range but couldn't find any.

That is it. Man that is a sweet looking boat.

That gray g23 is pretty effing amazing although it needs a red accent or two someone on the hull/deck.

polarbill 05-08-2014 4:58 PM


Originally Posted by chattwake (Post 1876271)
Here are the top 5 I've owned that I like:

Chatt, you're so vain. I bet you think this thread is about you.

J/K Great looking boats.

chattwake 05-08-2014 7:00 PM

Robert, post yours up man. Nows the time to do it. It is a good looking rig.

cwb4me 05-08-2014 7:32 PM


Originally Posted by chattwake (Post 1876329)
Robert, post yours up man. Nows the time to do it. It is a good looking rig.

Sorry Chatt. With nearly 12,000 profile views I really don't need any more exposure.

chattwake 05-08-2014 7:54 PM

I expected no less from you Robert! Oh man ahahahaha

brichter14 05-08-2014 8:33 PM

Python 03 SAN from N3
Any black wakesetter
N3 08 210
08 x1 (ive been on this boat)
Shameless plug for my baby. 97 super sport turned SAN


AXISA20 05-08-2014 8:59 PM

What are your "Top 5 All-Time Best Looking" wake boats?
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Attachment 35575only one in my top five. 4200lbs ballast is all I need.

ralph 05-08-2014 9:59 PM


Originally Posted by tyler97217 (Post 1876162)
Here are a couple of my favorite looking WakeWorld boats from over the years.... Just classic beauties!!!!!
These still wakeworlders?

The biscuit SAN is Bevans old one. He has the Billibong 08-09 San now.

ralph 05-08-2014 10:00 PM

The blacked out VLX above is beautiful

Fixable 05-09-2014 5:19 AM

My five, in order-
1-40th XStar
2-San 230
3-2012+ MC X30
4-2014 23LSV
5-Last gen 23 LSV

illini88 05-09-2014 5:31 AM


Originally Posted by wakereviews (Post 1876161)
this was mine, but i thought it was perfect.

This pic doesn't do that boat justice. Thing was GORGEOUS on the water

polarbill 05-09-2014 6:32 AM


Originally Posted by ralph (Post 1876343)
The blacked out VLX above is beautiful

I agree Darren.

The silver edition VLX was one of my favorites as well. I had forgot about that one.

loudontn 05-09-2014 6:34 AM

That is a SHARP wakesetter. Man.

srock 05-09-2014 6:47 AM

Lots of nice boats. I like shiny objects. Its amazing how boats get better and better. I thought nothing could ever be improved on my first Correct Craft 2001. Who knows what the future will bring.

One thing I have noticed is the tower design of most newer boats has a very large base that is a bit obstructive. From a functionality standpoint, I like the more traditional tower that follows the windshield lines instead of that large block of aluminum. But...I also like the old Nautique stand up windshield instead of those that wrap around the sides, analog gauges, traditional bow designs and galvanized trailers.

loudontn 05-09-2014 6:53 AM

Me too, Tim. But judging by our Join Dates we are in a minority because we are sentimental towards the older boats. I like the functionality of the single base two-point towers, they make a lot more sense than the four point folding towers. However, I really love the lines of a four-point tower.

wakereviews 05-09-2014 6:57 AM

Holy crap there are some awesome looking boats on here.... my revised list would have to be.

3rd Gen X-Star that Mike posted
Tige RZ2
X-Star 40th
The G23 Migs Posted
Byerly 210
Silver Edition Wakesetter
(and my 23 TWB in blue/grey of course)

cwb4me 05-09-2014 7:47 AM

1 Tige RZ2- Vector Graphics
2- Tige RZR- Vector Graphics
3- Malibu Wakesetter-2011-2013
4- Nautique -SAN 2011-2013
5 - Malibu VLX with illusion tower
6-Chatt's all white Wakesetter. Very clean look.

MCObray 05-09-2014 1:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ralph (Post 1876343)
The blacked out VLX above is beautiful

I roll with his crew. Great guy, beautiful boat.

zimme 05-09-2014 2:44 PM


Originally Posted by polarbill (Post 1876359)
I agree Darren.

The silver edition VLX was one of my favorites as well. I had forgot about that one.

That's the absolute first Malibu I've ever seen that my initial thought was, "Damn, that looks good". Malibu normally just does not do it for me.

tyler97217 05-09-2014 2:51 PM

I remember that boat being for sale for quite sometime here in town several years back. I think it was a repo back then....

99Bison 05-09-2014 2:52 PM

I like the wakesetter logo/text on this one... better than the standard.

cbarguy1 05-09-2014 3:19 PM

Pulling the wakesetter up a steep ramp with that camaro has to be exciting. Beautiful combo.

My top five;

1. MC 40th Xstar
2. 2007 malibu vlx
3. 2013 Malibu mxz
4. 2007Supra SSV
5. MC Prostar 197

wakebordr11 05-09-2014 7:45 PM

My top 5 are, in no particular order,
That Grey G in this thread
Chatts White LSV
40th Xstar
My friend's late father's rebuilt light grey with a dark grey stripe 88 Nautique 2001 "The Grey Ghost"
Reverse Color Scheme baby blue or black 02/03 SANTE 210, there is a member with I think a 99 SS on here who's boat is GORGEOUS too

johnny_defacto 05-09-2014 9:11 PM

the byerly 210 is incredible….
And then all of chat's boats.

phathom 05-09-2014 10:44 PM

MB Sport F23. It just looks mean
Wakesetters are a classic and have define what a wakeboat should look like
Supremes are understated and I like the simplicity
I absolutely love the way Supras look. They look like they mean business

polarbill 05-10-2014 11:22 AM

I always really liked Adams all white X2

and Paul Brothers 205V

Another boat I always liked was NAWs white/black hull bottom/red accent stripe 21v

migs 05-10-2014 12:15 PM

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A few more of the black/grey G23:

migs 05-10-2014 12:16 PM

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migs 05-10-2014 12:36 PM

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And the 09(4pt tower) byerly 210

illini88 05-10-2014 3:29 PM

Migs, that G is amazing. Lot of boat boat for the White River...

rodltg2 05-11-2014 1:00 PM

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2014 WC Zr6 w/ Indmar LS3 Corvette Engine

beretta5spd 05-11-2014 7:14 PM

Dan dulong need not apply to this thread

rugbyballa3 05-12-2014 10:36 AM

how i roll! lean wit it rock wit it. listed is the only way to go.

grant_west 05-12-2014 3:56 PM

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What are your "Top 5 All-Time Best Looking" wake boats? to keep looking good you have to have a boat that can carry this much Sun Screen The 40th X-Star is the ONLY boat that can do this.


Rusty 05-12-2014 4:34 PM

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My personal favorite

ralph 05-12-2014 6:24 PM

Holy. Nice lines

phathom 05-12-2014 11:10 PM

^^ If you look close enough you can see a boat in that picture!

srock 05-14-2014 8:40 AM

^^^I went back and fourth 4 times -reading your post and looking for the boat before I finally found the hidden boat. I cannot find it again..think it was white.

dbdb 05-15-2014 9:57 AM

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I think I can make a top 5 list just from this thread. This boat just made my lose 5 minutes of my day. I think its safe to say at this point, it would be my number 1. I'm glad I don't live closer to N3, they'd know me as "the sucker who just came in and said he had to have this G23, and then tried to negotiate with his tongue hanging out of his mouth." My budget wouldn't like that a whole lot, but I think it would have happened.

dbdb 05-15-2014 10:47 AM

I just tried to look up a better pick of ripr's Supra. I think it looked best on the trailer. It was on the old site, but for some reason, I can't get there. I also tried to see what new 21v's go for and realized Supra isn't make them anymore. When did this happen? The 21V was such a great and classic looking boat!

wakeworld 05-16-2014 10:42 AM

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Mine... :)

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polarbill 05-16-2014 4:11 PM


Like this one?


dbdb 05-16-2014 8:46 PM

polarbill....that's the one. That looks hot. I think its a top 5er of all time for me.

I can't believe that Supra stopped making the 21V if they did. Such a classic looking boat....

dbdb 05-16-2014 8:51 PM

Dave, I think the Z3 was great looking. The guy who picked that scheme out knew what he was doing ;)

Rusty 05-17-2014 7:28 AM


Originally Posted by dbdb (Post 1877624)
polarbill....that's the one. That looks hot. I think its a top 5er of all time for me.

I can't believe that Supra stopped making the 21V if they did. Such a classic looking boat....

I think they replaced it with this...not bad looking either IMO

Rusty 05-17-2014 7:55 AM

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Previous post didn't work with pic. Here's what they replaced the 21V with

230Nick 05-17-2014 1:02 PM

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Shame less plug here my all white 236.

1) g23
2)pre 2014 230
3) 210 love the lines of the 95-06
4) axis A22
5) probably the sc supra

alans 05-17-2014 2:36 PM

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I am certainly partial, but I love the way the new X-46's look. Here is my top 5, no particular order.

2001-2006 Super Air Nautique 210 (not '04)

2006-2007 MB B-52v23

2003-2011 X-Star

2014 X-10/X-30

2014 X-46

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