From 2011, this 2012 model Malibu has pumped up its 247 Wakesetter LSV. Redesigned inside and out, the 247 handles more people (17 in total), has more features and can be had with more delicious horsepower—this example is fitted with the very torquey Hyundai Seasall diesel.
The 2011 interior now accommodates 17 people. The large J-shape seating lounge features three coaming enclosures with cupholders and grab handles and room for optional 8-inch Rockford Fosgate speakers. The coamings and rear bench also come with stainless-steel Malibu name plates illuminated by gee-whiz LED lighting very cool.
At the swim platform, Malibu built in a couple of “couches” at the rear of the sunpad. They’re ideal for gearing up for a run or just hanging out. They have wet stowage underneath, which is great for stashing ropes, gloves and binding lubricant. The sunpad also comes with stowage to either side of the engine, accessible through side-hinged panels.
Beam : 2.6 m (8′6″)
Draft : 0.69 m (2′3″)
Dry weight : 1,814 kg (3,999 lbs)
Fuel tank : 318 l (84 gal)
Passenger capacity : 17