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huskey87

New 23 for 2014?!?!

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Heard that the 23 LSV is getting redesigned for 2014. Anyone else heard anything to this effect? Anyone know details? Looks like I'll be getting a new boat next year. haha

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I would say going by past experience, it's about time. I'm sure they will add some "must have " deal that you can't add to an older one and there will be a glut of 2013's for sale in about 4 months .

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Good to know. I think the X-45 is being replaced by the X-46 for 2014

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I would say for sure it is since I just got a 2013 LSV :)

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I've heard that there will be some changes, but that the wetted surface of the hull will be the same. Let's put it this way, if the changes are what I believe they will be, they will be pretty darn sweet, but it's not like they re going to make the '13's obsolete or anything. If I thought that would not be the case, I would not have ordered a '13 LSV myself. For those who ordered, or are considering ordering, a '13 LSV, I wouldn't sweat it.

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The only thing I wish they would do is make the transom seating like the MXZ and the 247.

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Good to know. I think the X-45 is being replaced by the X-46 for 2014

x-45, x-46, whatever it takes.

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I've heard a new 23 LSV for 2014 and a new VLX for 2015. Seems to be about right since the full MXZ line is out now.

I believe these are some of the changes:

New upper deck with minimal changes to hull wetted surface

Fiberglass seat bases like MXZ line

Taller seat base height and higher freeboard

Some form of flip up rear facing seat(s)

Hinged seat bases

Removable igloo cooler

Changed dashboard to improve visibility (VTX was essentially a market test, can't say I'm a fan of it)

Possibly transom seats like MXZ line

Disclaimer: These are just my ideas of what they may do based on what they have done with the MXZ line, and what the competition is doing. I'm not a dealer, nor do I have any special inside contacts at the factory. It's probably more of a wish list than anything as I think these would be great updates. :)

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If those are the changes coming, then get ready to see a good deal on a well taken care of 2012 LSV in the for sale section. LOL

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So it's a fully integrated top cap? Two piece boat?

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I could see them adding some type of styling detail to the side of the hull, like the VLX and MXZ.

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One thing is for sure...price increase

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anyone have a feel for 2014 changes/announcement? when are they typically available for order - july?

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Oh gotta... say something.....................ah, what were they again? :whistle:

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Styling should be updated for sure, its way too blah right now, my biggest complaint about the LSV. Give it those cool chrome bars like the MXZ!

Other wants:

- Full size cooler

- 8" speakers

- Do not add surf seats like MXZ

- More storage

- Cooler and trash can access without getting under seats

- Hinge all seats

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Surprised that I haven't heard any rumors yet about changes in Surf Gate. Have no knowledge they will update it, but wouldn't be surprised if there aren't some performance tweaks given how new the system was when it was intro'd.

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So the wife said I could either upgrade now, or wait a year or two and see what happens. I'll wait. With my luck I would buy tomorrow and a new hull would be out next year

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Surprised that I haven't heard any rumors yet about changes in Surf Gate. Have no knowledge they will update it, but wouldn't be surprised if there aren't some performance tweaks given how new the system was when it was intro'd.

I'll have some potential info on this in a few weeks....

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I'll have some potential info on this in a few weeks....

Could you at least post up a couple of cryptic videos in the meantime that tell us nothing, but contine the tease . . . ;)

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As the guy who just got a 2013, can you please delete this thread and end my buyer's remorse period?

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As the guy who just got a 2013, can you please delete this thread and end my buyer's remorse period?

:lol: I know the feeling, you can never keep up when it comes technology.

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I think thats how it will always be. You buy something and a year or 2 later, they come out with something you want in a boat. It's everything though when you think about it, from cars to cell phones to tvs.... list goes on!!! I thought I would keep my boat for 10 yrs, wrong. Sold it after 5 yrs. Although I have yet to by another boat for other reasons, I'm thinking i might wait till a 2013 comes within my price range. Now perhaps a 2014 if the changes are significant.

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I just hope the new 2013 VTX dash gets dropped - certainly not spread into other lines. Epic fail!

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Hopefully it is some new styling detail, but not the transom seats. I am looking at buying a 2014 and like the 23 lsv without the transom seating.

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Maybe the transom seats could be optional, like how they option different hull types. From what I hear the LSV is their most popular boat so seems like they could have some different molds...

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