October 19th, 2010 by pressrelease

Malibu Boats unveils the all-new 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV wakeboard/ wakesurf boat.

(Merced, CA) – The 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV throws water on the competition with huge wakeboard and wakesurf wakes and some of the most ground-breaking innovations we’ve ever seen. The 247 LSV offers superior control and comfort inside the boat with Malibu Touch Command (MTC) and a new transom seating area. Malibu performance excels in this 24-footer with a digitally shaped bottom for precise handling, the L96 410hp engine for specifically calibrated power and the Shift by Wire Throttle system for fingertip control. The swell of pride you’ll feel with the new look of the Wakesetter 247 LSV is only matched by the swell this big wake behemoth creates behind the boat. Tone it down or ramp it all the way up with customizable Rider Presets. The 247 LSV wake will grow with your skill level behind the boat. The truth is on the water.

Wakes.

The largest of the Malibu wakeboard boats, the Wakesetter 247 LSV makes big wakes for professional-level wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Whether you’re looking to shoot the curl or launch off walls of water, the 247 LSV can more than accommodate. As big as this wake-maker is, the 247 LSV even offers versatile wake alternatives for aspiring riders.

With as much as 1450 pounds of hard tank, sub-floor ballast, the shape and size of the wakes can be adjusted with tank levels in four different areas of the boat. For even more tailor-made wakes, opt for the Patented Power Wedge and add another 400-1200 pounds of displacement with the push of a button. Controlled at the dash and adjusted in a matter of seconds, the Power Wedge slides along the wake spectrum from beginner to professional changing size and shape every step of the way.

Performance.
You might expect a 24-foot 7-inch luxury water sports boat with room for 17 to be a challenge to handle– not if it’s a Malibu. Precise electronic throttle and shift join fingertip steering for effortless flat turning. Built on a hull optimized for smooth ride and precision handling as much as big wakes, the Wakesetter 247 is as nimble as it is a wake maker.

Tower.
The Wakesetter 247 LSV’s tower is not just an accessory. The Illusion G3 Tower is designed and built in-house at Malibu Boats to appear and function as an extension of the boat. The industry exclusive weightless fold-down is as usable as it is innovative. Voted WakeWorld.com’s Riders Choice Innovation of the Year, the Illusion G3 is as groundbreaking as it is purposeful. Standard Titan Spinner combo racks welcome wakeboards, surfboards and wakeskates of varied thicknesses. Add available lights, speakers, a second set of racks and even a rearview rider camera to the G3. This potentially accessory-heavy tower is anything but, thanks to the gas springs at its core allowing it to raise and lower with little to no effort. The stainless steel tubing and coated billet aluminum construction provides strength for piece of mind and a style that screams Malibu even from across the lake.

Dash.
The 2011 dash looks bad in a good way! You’ve never seen a dash like the one you’ll find in a 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV. Two-tone, hand-wrapped and studded in stainless steel the Malibu Boats dash is an extra step that is noticeably worth it. Not only does Malibu carry their high performance look through to the interior, function follows.

The MTC projective capacitive touch screen combined with the new Italian-made Isotta Vista Steering Wheel, the available MaliView Dash System and the optional Rockford Fosgate Stereo touch pad are just a few of the heroes on this dash. Now consider the functionality they deliver and it’s almost unbelievable. The dash offers intuitive control over nearly all of the boat’s functions with Malibu firsts like Rider Presets combining this control in customizable rider profiles. MaliView and the Rockford Fosgate Sound System have been upgraded for 2011 to include USB video playback and increased iPod/iPhone control. Just when you think boat design has been taken as far as it can go, Malibu Boats does it one better.

Malibu Touch Command.
The new Malibu Touch Command (MTC) is amazing on so many different levels; what it is, what it does and the fact that it is standard on all Wakesetters including the new 247 LSV. Made with Projective Capacitive Touch Technology typically reserved for high-end personal digital devices, you won’t find a feature like MTC in a high performance car let alone anywhere else in the boating industry. Malibu Boats is way ahead of the game with touch-sensitive switching based on intuitive hi-res graphical menus of the boat’s functions. Command ballast control, Wedge adjustment, interior lighting, coded keyless ignition, available GPS navigation and more through Malibu Touch Command.

Ignition.
Forget the keys. Go ahead. You won’t need them in your 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV. All Malibu Wakesetters have keyless ignition standard. Type in your code; touch the “Start Engine” icon and motor. No more worries about getting to the lake and forgetting the keys. Malibu’s got you covered.

Power.
The new L96 6.0L makes its home in the new 247 LSVs standard. With 410 horsepower, this Indmar engine pulls every water sport you’re into with 400 foot-pounds of torque. Low-end power or top-end speed, the L96’s Variable Valve Timing (VVT) automatically adjusts giving you the absolute best performance in either situation. If you’re looking to upgrade your 247 power Malibu offers the Supercharged LSA 6.2L. This 550 horsepower engine tops Malibu’s list of engine options as the first production supercharged Gen-IV small block engine the marine industry has ever seen. With 545 ft-lb of torque the LSA doesn’t mess around.

Interior.
Malibu engineers created a cab-forward design to increase the lounge area by 30% more than any other boat in its class. And while a lot of attention has been paid to the common seating area of the Wakesetter 247 LSV, the bow and new transom seating is just as comfortable and roomy as any other spot. The bow transforms into a playpen with the addition of the removable filler cushion. The new rear-facing transom seating provides a comfortable front row seat complete with convenient cup holders and more swimstep-accessible wet storage. The Wakesetter 247 LSV is geared for the social lifestyle that tends to follow wake sports, but to achieve a true tribe vibe you also need tunes.

Available 8” Rockford Fosgate M2 full-range speakers add the perfect amount of punch to the Wakesetter 247 LSV. Exclusive to the new 247 LSV interior, these 8″ speakers are UV and moisture-resistant for great performance in harsh marine environments. Great sound, good looks and an element hardy design make them irresistible.

Look.
Moving or still, the new body design of the Wakesetter 247 LSV presents an aggressive shape with sharp lines. Eight color areas can be customized with 21 gel coat colors to make a Malibu boat that is all you. The leaned-back style of the MH4 windshield contributes to the impressive style. Custom designed and branded fresh air vents work with the new lines of the 247 to create a look as incredible as the boat itself. The forward swept Illusion G3 wakeboard tower gives your 247 LSV that unmistakable Malibu look even from a distance. The outline of the boat can only be upstaged by the shining three dimensional “Wakesetter” graphics with that signature “WS”. The new 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV is a showpiece that performs!

Specifications

Length: 24’ 7” (7.50m)
Beam: 102” (2.59m)
Draft: 27” (0.69)
Capacity: 17 persons
Fuel: 84 gal. (318L)
Weight: 4000lbs (1814k)

Visit your local Malibu Boats dealer <> (http://malibuboats.com/dealers) to experience the 2011 Wakesetter 247 LSV and 11 other new models, features and options that are pushing the limits of wakeboard and ski boats.

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