Like your wakes flat for slalom and big for boarding? Meet the Response LXR, a compact, high-performance ski boat with serious multisport DNA. The crossover LXR runs 20 feet and takes features of the Response line’s four-time world-record-breaking TXi and immensely popular LX models to create an agile, versatile towboat equally capable of world-class slalom flats and big, clean wakes. Malibu’s focus on its world-class ski pedigree is stronger than ever; the LXR, which replaces the LX, is the latest in a long line of innovative, award-winning performance ski boats. Malibu’s design and engineering teams focused on creating a sub-20-foot, go-anywhere super-sport package with a practical, roomy open bow—as well as an attractive price tag—in response to huge demand from waterskiers and wakeboarders the world over.
The LXR tracks true, handles beautifully, and lays down perfect, competition-level slalom flats. Yet with a beam slightly narrower than the TXi’s, it also offers clean, rampy wakes for wakeboarders when you add the Manual Wedge, making it an ideal crossover towboat for families and multisport enthusiasts. As for the power plant, a 350-horsepower, 5.7-liter Monsoon engine comes standard, but you can easily upgrade to a 410- or 450-horsepower Monsoon 6-liter.
LXR features include a best-in-class steering wheel, Livorsi throttle, and ten metallic gel colors to choose from. Upgrade options include Zero Off 3-Event GPS Cruise, high-fidelity Rockford Fosgate speakers, new underwater-light colors, a pylon cupholder, and a battery charger with U.S. and European plugs.