World-class slalom flats, huge wakes, and unbelievably massive surf waves—all with one boat? Yes.
Loudon, TN | August 11, 2015 — Grab your family and friends and head out to ski, ride, and surf with equally epic results behind the completely reinvented 2016 Wakesetter 20 VTX, the crossover boat the pros are raving about. The all-new 20 VTX exceeds every expectation by pulling off this competition-crushing trifecta, especially for a boat its size. From slalom master Thomas Degasperi to wake hero Phil Soven to surf genius Brian Grubb, these watersports champions can’t believe the unequaled versatility and performance of this do-it-all dream boat.
One boat, three sports, zero compromises—that’s the all-new Wakesetter 20 VTX. All-new from the hull up for 2016, the 20 VTX is known as the crossover king, recognized as the best ski/ride/surf boat on the market—and now it’s even better. Ideal for the those who love wakeboarding and—surfing as much as waterskiing, the VTX fits easily into the average garage, and a removable center pylon maximizes skiing performance. With a few quick taps on our dual-touchscreen Command Center, you can fill up to 1,250 pounds of hard-tank ballast, 1,100 lbs of Plug N Play ballast, set the bigger, hydraulic Power Wedge II for 1,500 more pounds of ballast, and engage our revolutionary Surf Gate to create the perfect surf wave. For multisport enthusiasts, the unique T-Cut Diamond hull developed for the the record breaking Response TXi is specifically engineered to lay down tournament-quality slalom wakes. With the largest cockpit of any crossover boat on the market and seating for up to 11 people, the 20 VTX is roomy enough to show your friends what it’s like to ride in Malibu style.
Malibu CEO Jack Springer is excited to deliver a fully new version of this well-established multisport phenom. “The new 20 VTX is a perfect example of how we never settle and are always working to improve our towboats,” says Springer. “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.”
Malibu athletes Thomas Degasperi, Phil Soven, and Brian Grubb took the 20 VTX out for an epic session and reported back. “The new VTX performs like a tournament ski boat, but I also love to surf, and the wake is incredible for a 20-footer,” says Degasperi. Soven agrees: “The VTX is just the right mix when you’re looking at a crossover wakeboard boat, delivering great wakes for all ability levels from joe to pro.” And Grubb says, “You won't believe this wave coming from a 20 foot boat. It's so big and clean you'd think it was from a 23 footer.”
Ask your local dealer about the new Wakesetter 20 VTX, available now.
ABOUT MALIBU: Malibu Boats is the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports towboats, owning over a third of the worldwide market share. Malibu sells the Wakesetter and Response models—as well as the Axis Wake Research brand—through a global dealer network. With some 450 employees and three manufacturing facilities, in California, Tennessee, and Australia, Malibu builds boats to help you live a #lifewithoutlimits on the water. [NASDAQ: MBUU]
LENGTH: 20' / 6.10m • BEAM: 98" / 2.5m • DRAFT: 22" / 0.6m • CAPACITY: 11 people • FUEL: 38 gals. / 144L
WEIGHT: 3,500 lbs. / 1,588kg • HULL: T-Cut Diamond • POWER: 410 – 450 Ft-lbs of Torque • STANDARD BALLAST: 900 lbs. / 408kg
MAXIMUM BALLAST: 3, 850 lbs. / 1,446kg (1,250 lbs. + 1,100 lbs. [Plug ’n’ Play] + 1,500 lbs. [Power Wedge II])