The new VTX

oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,890 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
Jeeze Thomas Degasperi makes that boat look small ;)
http://www.malibuboats.com/news/news-heros/20-vtx-h.html
Chuck P
Not a mechanic but I play one at home

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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,286
    My best friend who was the nautique and mastercraft dealer is now managing a large malibu dealership. I'll try and get details.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,890 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I don't want to like the new one too much, I'm guessing that it would cost $25-30k to upgrade from my 2012.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,649 Mega Baller
    I like the way it whistled in the turns
  • Dacon62Dacon62 Posts: 845 Crazy Baller
    Put a lot of sets on that ski. It was the bomb at the time.
  • PUNKEEPUNKEE Posts: 24 Baller
    We have heard in Australia that it is a replacement for the Response FXI, which was still available here as a 2014 model. Can any Malibu insiders confirm?

    http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/private/used/SSE-AD-3497953/2014-Malibu-Response-FXi
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,565 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I wonder of it's available without the tower and ballast, like a Sport Nauti 200? Response VTX written on the side would look much better to me than Wakesetter. With a mobile 14mo old daughter, there are days I wish I had a V drive.
    Scott Calderwood
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,890 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited August 2015
    You could order a 2015 without a tower, and the stickers are optional. I pulled my wakesetter stickers off because it looks so much better without them. You wouldn't want to eliminate the ballast, they ski better with a little bow or center ballast. I run my bow tank full (300lbs) because during the ski part of the day I've typically got a full 41 gallons of fuel onboard.



    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    swc5150Porkfight
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    This would be a game changer ,but I'm not buying into it. Looks like way too much weight to produce world class ski wakes. I'm sure it's skiable , but my guess it makes a better wakeboard / surf boat. I wish it could do all three world class. It would be my next boat !
    swc5150skinut
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,392 Mega Baller
    Nothing anywhere does everything well including airplanes and boats.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
    skinutBrennanKMNThan_Bogan
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,565 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @oldjeep That's a great looking boat.
    Scott Calderwood
  • Dacon62Dacon62 Posts: 845 Crazy Baller
    Had a '08 diamond hull VTX. Nice boat. Couldn't take the wake anymore at longer line lengths so bought a TXi. Big difference. Don't think they could make the VTX wake much better. At 3500 pounds with motor in the rear it's just hard to make a great slalom wake. The promo videos all show the pros skiing at probably 28-35 off. Wakes not bad there but longer line lengths are tough to slalom.
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    Pros can ski behind anything. I wanna see the average Joe ! The only way this could be fine is with a transformer boat. Engine slides up to center , seat re arrange , boat narrows and shortens, tower slips off !
    PorkfightandjulesDacon62swc5150
  • WishWish Posts: 8,423 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @rodltg2 can it have short range missiles as well?

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    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • mopowpowmopowpow Posts: 318 Baller
    @wish, YES! We always wanted an underwater missile launcher on our old Sport Nautique for use on the public lake. But we're wondering if it could be set to seek out Cobolts.
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 922 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    So if they can fit 1200 pounds of ballast in a 20 foot hull here, how come I can't get 1200 pounds of ballast in a Txi? If I could get a Txi with a wedge, 1200 pounds of ballast, and the tower that doesn't get in the way of a shortline rope, that would definitely take the cake.

    I guess what I'm saying, is that I wish they would make a "crossover" boat that started out as a ski boat and then added wakeboard accessories instead of vice versa. Kind of like the old X7, but starting out with a good hull like the TXi, 200, or new prostar.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,890 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Kind of hard to put the same amount of ballast in a response. No room for a center tank, lack of freeboard would make the bow tank small and the rear tanks would have to be mostly above floor. The seating and storage would still be problems.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 562 Crazy Baller
    I wonder how short of a rope you can run before the tower becomes an issue. It looks like the pylon is a solid 2 - 3 feet in front of the tower.


  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,890 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Supposedly 28 off before it starts becoming an issue.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
    BrennanKMN
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