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Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV (2015-)

Brief Summary

The Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV is loaded with specialized features to make it an ultimate tow-sports platform. The Surf-Gate system helps shape wakes at the touch of a button, and the "Hi-Flo" pump system fills the large ballast tanks rapidly. The adjustable Power-Wedge II planing system, 20 percent larger than previous versions, helps get the boat on plane quickly when the ballast is full, according to the manufacturer, and also makes it simple to adjust the wake from the ideal shape for boarding or surfing to slalom skiing or barefooting.

Key Features

  • Command center
  • G3.2 tower with easy latching
  • Zero Off GPS cruise
  • Three-profile Livorsi throttle service reminders
  • Steering wheel
  • Soft cooler
  • Updated hull graphics
  • Battery-isolator switch relocated to walkthrough


Length Overall 24' 7'' / 7.49 m
Beam 102''
2.59 m
Dry Weight 4,650 lbs.
2,109 kg
Draft 27''
0.69 m
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 70 gal.
265 L
Water Capacity N/A

Engine Options

Tested Engine Currently no test numbers
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power 1 x 555-hp Monsoon supercharged

Captain's Report

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV people

10 people hanging out on the Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV with room to spare.


This vessel has stood the test of time and is still in Malibu’s fleet for good reason. For those looking for lots of space and a V-drive that handles well in rough water, this boat should be on the short list. She has the extra room and styling of a picklefork bow configuration -- check out the Wakesetter 247 LSV.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV team rider

Malibu Pro Team rider, Oli Derome boosts a melon 360 off the Wakesetter 247 LSV’s wake. Below him, one can see Malibu’s signature clean, consistent wake – holding its shape.

She's Got Beam.

Prospective buyers should know that a 24’ (7.32 m) boat with a 102’’ (2.59 m) beam is going to take a lot of additional ballast to get the wakes and waves to a world-class size. But with additional weight (Malibu’s Plug ‘N Play is a nice option) and the supercharged Monsoon engine, one will experience next-level wakes and waves with more volume than they may have ever seen before.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV interior space

The Wakesetter 247 LSV boasts space for days, and the interior lights up like a limo at night.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV bow

A lot of people still prefer the look of a traditional bow. If one wants more room, take a peek at the Malibu Wakesetter 24 MXZ.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV interior quality

Malibu has stepped up its interior quality in recent years.

Features Inspection

New Features.

Across the board, Malibu delivered more new innovations this year than any other in their 32-year history. While the Wakesetter 247 LSV’s hull has been in the lineup for a few years, it was awarded with the 2015 model year updates – our favorite being the new Sport Dash, which is an award-winning command center that is years ahead of its time.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV sport dash

If one is going to buy a 2015 Malibu, don’t pass on the Sport Dash option. The smart phone cradle is spring-loaded to fit a range of phone sizes, with a USB port (for charging) below. Malibu’s new control dial allows one to adjust the stereo volume and speed control (without having to take their eyes off the water), while the buttons control the Power Wedge II settings, and Surf Gate.

Park one’s phone in the cushy, well designed device cradle, while they crank their favorite playlist through Bluetooth connectivity. See whose calls one is letting slide into voicemail while they focus on having fun.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV non sport dash

The non-Sport Dash provides storage, but might be a poor decision and will not help the owner on resale value.

Hi-Flo Ballast.

Larger hoses and faster pumps create this improved quad, hard tank system that drains and fills faster than before. Drain all the ballast, and one has a big boat that handles well.


This is one area that Malibu is known for. Danny Gasper, Malibu’s director of product development for over 15 years, knows what he is doing and is responsible for Malibu’s signature, responsive handling and clean, consistent wakes. Malibu’s 24’ (7.32 m) boats handle surprisingly well for their size. Gasper was also the mastermind behind one (if not the most significant) innovation in wakesurfing history -- the Surf Gate.

Surf Gate.

Released in June of 2012, Surf Gate has been improved and is now operating under its second generation of functionality including quicker side-to-side transfer times (from 3 seconds to 1.5 seconds) and a sharper look. Malibu’s patented system allows the boater to weigh their boat evenly and switch from wakeboarding to wakesurfing in seconds.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV surf gate

Surf Gate (out position). When the port gate is extended, the starboard wave is the side the wakeboarder will surf on. But don’t be confused, the driver’s controls designate the side one wants to surf on, so they don’t have to think opposite.

No more leaning the boat to one side to create a wave. Malibu was the first to market with a method to deflect water off the side of the stern and the innovation revolutionized wakesurfing and how it looks.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV surf gate

Surf Gate illustrating both the in and out position in the same photo.

Power Wedge II

The Pros Praise It.

With her new “Lift” feature, one’s boat will get on plane easier and faster, especially when fully weighted. The surface area of the new, Power Wedge II is over 20% larger and has received praise from all of Malibu’s Pro Team of riders.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV power wedge

A good look at the Power Wedge II in the up position. Note the optional swim step ladder that folds down and telescopes out.

Malibu claims it adds an additional 1,500 lbs. (680 kg) of simulated ballast. However, we see the benefit in one’s ability to change the shape of the wake on the fly and customize it with more peak or a more mellow transition.

G4 Tower

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV g4 tower

Malibu’s new G4 tower for 2015.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV optional tower

The optional G4 tower seen equipped with four sets of board racks and the Z5 cargo rack for additional board storage. This might be a good choice for the 247 LSV, because the owner will probably be hosting a large crew of riders.

From the company that created the first forward-sweeping tower design (another Danny Gasper innovation), comes Malibu’s latest version known as the G4 tower. With thousands of hours in validation testing, a boater can rest assured that they are opting for a tower with minimal shake, virtually no rattle and one that’s easy to collapse. The standard G3.2 tower is also a smart option if one is looking to save on the sticker price.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV mount area handle in

The new, G4 optional tower’s mount area (release handle in).

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV mount area handle out

The new, G4 optional tower’s mount area (release handle out).


Malibu’s Monsoon lineup ranges from 410-hp to a supercharged 555-hp offering and one can also opt for the Salt Resistance Performance Package if they plan to operate in saltwater.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV engine

As seen with the Monsoon 555-hp supercharged engine, which is a great choice for those wanting to carry a heavy load and maximize wakes and waves. However, this engine is heavier on fuel consumption and it is recommended to run with premium-grade gasoline at a higher price per gallon.

Making Wake Bigger.

If one is looking for a big wake and don’t care about top speed, choose a propeller with a low pitch (12’’ to 14’’) and high diameter (15’’) for the most power out of the hole. Keep in mind that one is sacrificing fuel economy by doing so. Talk to a local dealer about which prop is best for one’s needs.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV team rider

Malibu Pro team rider, Brian Grubb rides right in the power zone of the Wakesetter 247 LSV’s wakesurfing wave. Notice the clean shape and good mini-barrel pitching out. It’s safe to say this wave can’t get much larger, as this photo was taken using stock ballast settings with no additional ballast.

Build A Boat

Building one’s own Malibu is fun and interesting to see all of the color combinations that one can come up with. It will also get them in touch with a local dealer so that they can get an estimate on pricing.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV command center

Malibu’s new command center won an IBEX Innovation Award and includes the familiar, 7’’ Malibu Touch Command screen (bottom right). New for 2015 is the 12’’ MaliView touchscreen, with every major control on the home screen. Drivers also have the ability to fine-tune the Power Wedge II settings better than they could in previous model years.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV command center

Malibu’s new command center offers the latest in functionality with improved visibility.

Standards For 2015 --

• New command center

• New G3.2 tower with easy latching

• Zero Off GPS cruise

• New three-profile Livorsi throttle service reminders

• New steering wheel

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV battery isolator

Malibu’s new battery isolator switch is more accessible for 2015 and sits conveniently in the bow walkthrough area.

• Soft cooler

• Updated hull graphics

• Battery-isolator switch relocated to walkthrough

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV cooler

Removable Igloo cooler.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV standard tower

Standard G3.2 tower seen here. Some people do not prefer the tower mounted mirror option seen here. Sometimes, a windshield-mounted mirror will be fine. If one does opt for the tower mirror, move the mounting point closer to the middle of the tower, to open up their field of view without obstruction from the speakers.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV swim platforms

Swim platforms have increased in size over the years.

New Options for 2015 –

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV flip up seating

Flip-up “Chillax” seating is a great option for passengers wanting to focus on the rider behind the boat.

• G4 tower

• Power Wedge II

• Sport Dash with multifunction analog control dial

• G-Force Wet Sounds speakers and Amps (see “G4 Tower” page)

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV speaker option

Wet Sounds speaker option.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV m logo

New “M” logo on the speakers for 2015, which are more aerodynamic and collect less bugs when trailering.

• Swivel mounts for tower speakers

• Auto fire extinguisher

• Battery charger with U.S. and European plugs

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV battery charger option

Malibu’s new battery charger option for 2015.

• Underwater-light color options (green, blue and white)

• 4 fender locks

• Dual heater with accordion hoses

• New Bimini tops with surfboard and rope storage

• New Z5 hard-shell Bimini with surfboard and rope storage

• New metallic gel colors (black, purple and yellow)

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV fender locks

Fender locks are a new option for 2015 and pop in and out with ease. Remove the fender and lock in an instant to stow in the Wakesetter 247 LSV’s ample storage areas.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV led docking lights

Optional LED docking lights are quite functional, with a long range.


If "traditional" is one’s style (and there’s many out there), the Wakesetter 247 LSV is a good choice. The hull has been in Malibu’s lineup for many years without a redesign, operating under the notion of "if it's not broken don't fix it" and this whip is still top notch.

Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV profile

This full profile shows the extra length you get with a 24’ (7.32 m) boat.

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