Sits low in the water
$25,147 base msrp
Great overall entry level boat. No fancy features just an all around good boat. Makes a great wake for skiing, plenty of power and speed for footing (310HP in 2400 lbs = FUN TO DRIVE), with the wedge and lots of weight it can actually put out a decent (not pro level) wake for wakeboarding.
Sunsetter LXI (not new Response LXI)
21'8" (per www.malibuboats.com
much bigger overall boat, with walkthru bow
SV23Diamond Hull-designed to sit higher out of water to make a better ski wake.
$33,235 base msrp
This is the biggest AWSA approved boat ever made. They accomplish that by reducing the running surface of the boat but not making it smaller. Great ski boat that with enought weight is capable of a good wakeboarding wake. Huge in size compared to the Sportster. Much more finnished. Even thought both boats use the same materials the Sportster uses just enought to get the job done, where the Sunsetter LXi will make everything look pretty also! Both are great boats. But they are quite a bit different.