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Best-Selling Traditional Bows
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The luxury pickle-fork bow lineup
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All the performance and just the amenities you need.
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Waterski, wakesurf and wakeboard all day


The Unsurpassed Alphas, the flagship of the iconic Malibu brand, the M-Series.

LSV Series

The Luxury Sport V-hull, or LSV, series are the world's best-selling traditional bow towboats.

MXZ Series

MXZ stands for Maximized. This is the luxury pickle-fork bow lineup.

LX Series

All the performance and just the amenities you need.

Crossover & Ski Series

Waterski, wakesurf and wakeboard all day

23 LSV: The Best-Selling Towboat of All Time

The 23 LSV is All-New for 2021


The legendary 23 LSV is the best-selling towboat of all time because it undeniably delivers on everything a family needs for a memory making day on the water in a size class that perfectly balances performance, space and agility—all in a sleek traditional bow form that effortlessly cuts through chop in big water. For 2021, the iconic 23 LSV is better than ever with new design features like a transom walk-over, completely reconfigured interior, and jaw-dropping wakeboard, wakesurf and water ski performance.

Wakesetter 23 LSV

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Traditional Bow

Classic traditional bow styling gives the 23 LSV a sleek profile that cuts through the water and delivers amazing performance.

Sport Specific Hulls

The "Diamond Multi-Sport Hull" was created by sharpening the chines, to create more lift at ski speeds. This design causes the rear of the hull to lift out of the water more, creating a flatter, softer ski wake. The Wake Plus Hull which allows the boat to sit deeper in the water at slower speeds for more water displacement.

Tower Options

Opt for the Malibu Gx™ Tower, pictured here, that raises and lowers at the turn of a dial or go with the all-new 2021 Malibu standard G5 Tower that stows gear and tows riders effortlessly while also folding lower for improved clearance.

The Command Center Experience

The 23 LSV puts the captain in command with full control over the boat’s next-level amenities and components, all without moving from the deluxe helm seat. Dive into the dual touch screens on the user-friendly mOS operating system in the Malibu Command Center to tailor the mood lighting, keep an eye on things with the forward- and rear-facing cameras, as well as deploy Power Wedge™ III and Surf Gate™.

Stern Turn

An undeniable fan-favorite, the optional Stern Turn allows the captain to turn the boat on a dime for easy water maneuvering and convenient docking capabilities.

New Transom Walk-Over

New for the 2021 23 LSV is the Transom Walk-Over featuring a pop-up ski pylon for the multi-sport enthusiasts. Option for a filler cushion to create one large sun pad for the ultimate lounging experience.

New Cool Touch Vinyl

Malibu has introduced new Cool Touch vinyl in select colors making those long days on the water more enjoyable.

HD Docking and Rearview Cameras

This innovative, award-winning HD rear view camera is located on the transom while the docking camera is located on the bow, so you can always keep an eye on what’s happening around the boat for increased safety. Footage is viewable live on the MaliView screen.

Wet Sounds Audio

Set the mood on the water with a fully tuned Wet Sounds stereo system with crisp highs and perfect bass. Choose up to 4 tower speakers in white or black.

Soft Grip Flooring

Made from the highest quality materials for the absolute best on-water performance, Malibu produces our own Soft Grip flooring for ultimate durability and comfort on the water.

Malibu Monsoon Engines

Powering the all-new 2021 23 LSV is the best engine line in the history of watersports: Malibu’s Monsoon engines. The Monsoon line consists of the standard Malibu Monsoon M5Di™, the leveled-up Malibu Monsoon M6Di™ and the top-of-the-line Malibu Monsoon™ LT4 powered by GM Marine®.

Flip Down Swim Step

Our patented Flip Down Swim Step makes both lounging on the back of the boat and reentry easy and enjoyable.

Contact Your Dealer

The new 23 LSV is available now and selling fast. Hurry in today and see your dealer.

Industry-Leading Innovations

Gx Tower Mister, Stern Turn and eMLS Fast Fill Ballast!

New Gx Tower Mister

Option to the next level with the new Gx Tower Mister to cool off your crew during those long summer days.

2021 eMLS Fast Fill Ballast

New for 2021 is the eMLS electric fast-fill ballast system with a fill time improvement of over 150%. The rear system is designed to integrate optional plug and play bags for the same Command Center control as the hard tank system and still fill in less than 4 minutes. Spend less time setting up your boat and more time enjoying the wakes and waves behind it.

Transom Walk-Over

A distinguishing new feature of the new 2021 23 LSV is the transom that features a non-slip, Malibu Soft Grip walk-over with an optional filler cushion that creates one large sun pad for lounging. It also features a pop-up plyon for the multi-sport enthusiasts.

Stern Turn™

Keep your hand on the throttle and with ease maneuver into a tight slip or around for quick rider pick-up. The stern turn thruster’s electric motor is water cooled for longer continuous use while also not compromising storage space because the thruster fully integrates into the rear platform and doesn’t require additional batteries.

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Flip Down Swim Step™

Entering and returning to the boat has never been easier for a human or canine swimmer. The available swim step makes enjoying time in the water a breeze by locking into place either stored on the swim platform or deployed in the water. Custom Malibu Soft grip coats both the step and platform for comfort and safety.

The Malibu Command Center

The mOS (Malibu Operating System) was specially designed to put the information the driver needs in the optimal location with easy to read graphics. Featuring a 30% higher resolution screen with larger color depth, the screen has never looked better. Manual controls have been placed to minimize the driver’s need to take their eyes off the water or the steering wheel.

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The 23 LSV Lifestyle

Experience the all-new 2021 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV by visiting your local dealer to get out on the water.

2021 23 LSV Design Highlights

Discover the all-new 2021 Malibu Boats Wakesetter 23 LSV

A 23 LSV In-Depth Walkthrough

Jane Schlegel, Bryan Dawley and Luca Kidd walk you through the all-new 2021 Wakesetter 23 LSV.

Meet the Pierce Family

20 year Malibu owners, the Pierce family, show how spending time on their Malibu has shaped their family.

Available Innovation - Stern Turn®

Keep your hand on the throttle and with ease maneuver into a tight slip or around for quick rider pick-up.


23 LSV Traditional Bow
Bow 23 LSV Speakers
Roomy interior 23 LSV
Command Center on the 23 LSV
23 LSV subwoofers
Multi-View Bench Seat
Rear Flip Down Step
23 LSV Ample Storage
Batteries on the 23 LSV
Wakesurfing behind the 23 LSV
23 LSV Wakeboard Action
Double surfing 23 LSV
23 LSV Luxury Bow
Wakesurfing crew on the 23 LSV
Wakeboarding action on the 23 LSV
Lounging on the 23 LSV
Profile of 23 LSV
Enjoy the all-new 23 LSV
New feature for the 23 LSV
Cruising on the 23 LSV
Enjoying the 23 LSV

Customer Reviews

5 Stars out of 5 Reviews

Alejandro A. 01/11/2019

A boat you won't regret!

Malibu does an exceptional job making well built boats with all the amenities you want when making memories for a lifetime with friends and family!

Brent C. 11/19/2020

2021 23' LSV

So many improvements of the boat that make this continued to be the reason this is the best boat in the industry!! If you haven't demo'd a Malibu, wh... Read More >at are you waiting on?!

John M. 11/18/2020

Very Happy with our Malibu 23LSV

Took delivery early October 2020 in Texas. Amazing boat. Researched for 3+ years. Considered the Natuque G23 but decided on Malibu 23LSV based on p... Read More >rice and the fact that my wife likes to waterski.....not viable on the G23 unless you're on a 75' rope going 30+ mph. Very pleased with our new Malibu.

Steve J. 11/06/2020

Our third Malibu

We are on our third Malibu... there was never a problem with any of the Malibu's but they keep upgrading and making improvements... We we use the boat... Read More >, we would say "I wish they would do this" and then in the next model, they have made that change. Malibu keeps "re-inventing" the boat with significant improvments. The interiors have always been great but they have made radical upgrades that justify our upgrading to a new Malibu.

Creighton G. 10/22/2020

Best Boat and Best Wave

This is my third boat, the first 2 boats were Axis which I loved. We went Malibu this time and chose the 23LSV which blew us away in the showroom but ... Read More >even more out on the water. It is a top-notch boat in every aspect, the interior is just as dialed as the wave technology and experience behind the boat. We will be Malibu for life. Incredibly happy and impressed.

*Reviews from the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s consumer satisfaction survey.


Malibu Monsoon Engines

Designed, Built and Backed by Malibu

Years in development, Malibu is the only towboat manufacturer that designs, builds and backs our engines.

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Malibu decided that customers buying the best boats on the market should be able to haul them with the best trailers. So we began making our own. We hired the best team of craftspeople in the business to custom-build trailers that matched our boats in engineering and quality.

Depth Alarm

As you back the trailer down the ramp on the way to load your boat, use the depth alarm to let you know when the trailer hitch is at the optimal point under water to load the boat. No need to yell to the person in the boat or play a guessing game. Load seamlessly every single time.

Electric over hydraulic brake

Option up your braking system to let you have full, adjustable controls of where you engage brakes on your car and trailer.

Hand Brake

When the trailer is unhitched, there are 2 easy-to-engage hand brakes inside of the frame that ensure your trailer isn’t going to go anywhere when it’s not supposed to.

premium grade steel

Premium grade steel for all trailer frame parts.


All Malibu trailers get reverse lights as a standard feature.


Bunk carpet is custom cut and applied to bunks with our premium tuck and fold process for superior lasting quality.


Choose from numerous options, including two-tone paint, high-end Rockstar wheels, stainless steel fenders, runway lighting and more.


14” standard or 18” upgradable with color matching to your boat. Malibu's own XD Series option are Light- weight, strong, and race-tested.

rear straps

Retractable ratcheting straps on the rear for safe long distance towing.

Custom Colors

Customize your fenders and trailer body colors. Optional EliteShield is new for a weather resistant protection against abrasion, corrosion and impacts.

Malibu Soft grip flooring

Malibu Soft Grip flooring with laser engraved logos. Durable and shock absorbent, Soft Grip offers an exceptional traction surface. Plated stainless steel diamond plate is an optional upgrade.

triple axle

The largest trailer available, our triple axle trailers are available for boats 23' and up. Triple axle trailers offer a smoother ride and less bounce.

Custom colors

Customize your fenders and trailer body colors. Optional EliteShield is new for a weather resistant protection against abrasion, corrosion and impacts.

Rear transom steps

Transom steps offer easy access to the rear of your boat. Covered in Malibu Soft Grip flooring or optional steel diamond plate.

custom backlit logos

The backlit Malibu logos on each side offer that extra added detail you expect from Malibu.


18" wheels are standard with color matching available to your boat. Malibu's own XD Series option are Light- weight, strong, and race-tested.
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