I'm looking at a couple boats and wake is a factor. I had a 2001 Tige 23V and the wake was washy a lot. I loved my friends 2000 21V wakesetter and 2002 SAN 210. Anyway, I have an opportunity at a 247 Malibu WS or a 07 X-Star. I have never been in either boat. I know the X-Star wake is consider a great wake. My wife would love the giant open space of the Wakesetter but I'm worried that it's too big a bog to have a consistent wake and hard to maneuver.
Ridden both of theses boats. Both throw a great wake. Both will take a fair amount of wake but the great thing is they only get better with more weight. On the plus side for the 247, you get a great surf wake on both sides plus one of the largest cockpits around.
My guess is that he's shopped a bit, and a local dealer has the two boats and wants to get rid of them. X-Star. 247 wake can get big to, but X-Star shape is where it is at. ride behind each first if you can.
The 247 will have a BIG wake when weighted but the X-Star's wake shape will be the best by far. If you are looking for having room, go with the Wakesetter. If you are looking for the perfect wake, go with the X-Star.
Thanks everyone. There was a dealer auction today that had both boats. That is why I couldn't test them out. I didn't end up getting either one. I will keep shopping for a malibu 23V. I'm suprised there are not better deals with the economy the way it is. I think folks that would have bought new are buying used to save some $.