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Old 11-18-2018, 11:05 PM
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Which Model better for me - 2007 X15 vs 2007 Wakesetter LSV

I am very close to purchasing a 2007 Wakesetter LSV, but a 2007 X15 just entered the picture so now I need to decide which would be the better boat for me. They are both priced just about the exact same.

Some details about the two boats:

2007 Mastercraft X15
450 Hours
Six liter, 400 hp Motor
3 factory hard ballast tanks
Wake Plate
No rips in seats, two small seems need re-stitching, otherwise seats are in good condition.
Exterior looks very clean
Cruise control
Stereo - am/fm radio, CD, aux port, speakers, tower speakers and lights
Heavy duty Z-5 cargo rack
Cover
Tandem Trailer


2007 Malibu Wakesetter LSV
800 Hours
340 hp Monsoon engine
Two 600 lb plug and play additional ballasts bags in the rear lockers
Power Wedge
Seats were reupholstered at the beginning of 2018
Exterior has some scratches and one somewhat deep gash in the front (just cosmetic)
Perfect Pass
Custom Wet Sounds/JL audio stereo system (10 wet sound speakers, wet sound equalizer, wet sounds amp)
Illusion tower with racks
Custom tow cover fitted when now in use
Custom Extreme trailer with LED lights


The LSV is in better shape in the interior (with new seats), and the X15 is in better condition on the exterior (without any scratches or gashes). Assuming both boats are in similar mechanical condition, which would be the better boat for us if we plan on using it about 40% surfing, 30% cruising the water with friends, 30% mix between wake boarding, tubing, knee boarding, misc activities...


Which one would you lean towards?


Thanks all!!!
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:31 AM
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If it's a 23lsv the Malibu is much larger. The 400 hp x15 sounds fun though.

I have a 23lsv. Its more similar to a mc x30 than x15. Even when we dont have a big crowd the extra room is nice. Monsoon 340 is plenty of motor to push big weight (at sea level) with the right prop. It takes alot of ballast to make a good surf wave. I love my wakeboard wake.

I've never been behind an x15 but if you want a 21 footer its got quite a bit of space and storage for the length. From what I've read here over the years it will handle most any watersport just fine, especially with the big motor.
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:00 AM
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Yes, it's the 23 foot LSV.

Without knowing too much about the X15, I'm leaning towards the 23 foot LSV as I have heard the wave is great for surfing (and wake boarding). The new interior upholstery is a big plus on that one too! I just wanted to check to see if I might be missing out if I didn't really consider the X15. It was priced too high for me, but the just seller got back to me and let me know he'd work with me at my budget.
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:26 AM
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Get the lsv but find one with lower hours. You do t want to be the guy selling a boat with over a 1000 hours. Keep looking and one will turn up. Also the 340 engine works fine for that boat with a 12 degree pitch prop. My buddy sacks the **** out of his with that engine and prop
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:37 AM
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The only real advantage of the X15 is the rough water ride, and overall quality. The 23LSV is horrid in rough water. But, the 23LSV is a dang good wakeboard wake, and great surf wake with a surf device.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:56 AM
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I don't know anything about the Malibu, but I have a 2007 X15 with the 350HP MCX and the boat is great.....it does everything well. I had 14 people in the boat while surfing one day this past summer and it wasn't cramped for space. Whatever more you spend on a MC will come back to you at resale.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:44 PM
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The only real advantage of the X15 is the rough water ride, and overall quality. The 23LSV is horrid in rough water. But, the 23LSV is a dang good wakeboard wake, and great surf wake with a surf device.
+1 on this. My buddy has an older 23LSV and with extra bags and a surf device the wave is pretty nice. Especially goofy.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:16 PM
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Great info! Thanks all!!!

X15 - Smoother ride, decent wake for wakeboarding and surfing

23LSV - Rougher ride, great wake for wakeboarding and surfing

I'm leaning towards the LSV due to the surf wave, but the X15 sounds like a good option if the LSV doesn't work out.

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Old 11-21-2018, 01:43 AM
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Given that the interior of the LSV was replaced and the exterior has some dings, I'd check all of the mechanicals very closely to see if they were abused as well.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:50 AM
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I personally wouldn't put the lsv and x15 in different categories as far as wake and surf wave. I spend a lot of time on a 2011 lsv and I don't put the wave much above my 2006 x15. Interior space in the lsv is obviously a little bigger because the boat is 2' longer but as far as fit and finish I still put MC ahead.

This is really a chevy vs ford type debate, on this site most people are going to lean towards the MC, and the x15 was a great boat. But the 23lsv has withstood the test of time also, it will most likely serve you just fine. Personally I'm not a big fan of BU styling and perfer MC styling and finish. I think the main thing you need to look at is condition of the boat, in most cases if the interior and exterior weren't taken care of and need work or replaced then chances are the boat was neglected mechanically also. If you like both of them equally then I would go for which will have better resale and which has been taken care of better.
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