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VTX Wake Hull or Cut diamond hull?


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Hi everyone

I am looking to buy a Wakesetter VTX and here in Australia US imports are plentiful as our dollar has recently hit parity with the US dollar.

Can someone please help me out with a simple problem?

I have ridden behind a mates VTX and loved the wake, but recently test drove a VTX and it seemed very flat. We had full ballast tanks with the wedge down.

Could it be the hull? The seller has suggested it is the wake hull, but I don't think he really knows. I am thinking it is the cut diamond hull. He has admitted importing the boat just to make a dollar.

Can anyone tell me how different the two hulls are? How can I tell just by looking at it? If i post the serial number can someone put it into the US Malibu database and confirm what hull it is?

Could it be the prop? Does a different prop make for flatter wakes for barefooters and slalom skiers?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, it is nice to go looking at boats armed with knowledge rather than questions. The serial number of the boat is question is US-MB2F9588D808

I hope the snow storms we see on the news have passed and aren't giving you guys too much grief!!

Cheers and thanks


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I work at a dealership so i ran the boat you are looking at on Malibu's boat look up. According to it the boat has a diamond hull. This is the information I was able to obtain. I hope it helps:

Interior Color Area

Dash Ebony & Light Graphite $0.00

Base Moonbeam $0.00

Accent 1 Graphite (Diamond Grain) $0.00

Main Light Graphite (M-Grain) $0.00

Carpet Sterling $0.00

Bead Regal $0.00

Exterior Color Area

Deck Base Light Graphite $0.00

Hull Base Light Graphite $0.00

Hull Main Regal $0.00

Hull Accent Ebony $0.00

Deck Main Ebony $0.00

Deck Accent Regal $0.00

Deck Accent 2 Regal $0.00

Selected Options

Description Price

Additional Options

Malibu Launch System (Midship Ballast system) $0.00

Malibu Launch System (Rear Ballast system) $0.00

Malibu Sound Suppression Technology (MSST) $0.00

Pop-up bow light

Rubrail (Stainless rubrail w/through holes) $0.00

Ski tow bar/rear grab handle $0.00

Pull up cleats - Two Pair

Stainless Steel Cup Holders (qty based on model) $0.00

Bow Rails (stainless steel) $0.00

Transom Underwater Swim Light

Wedge (Power)

Diamond Hull $0.00

Grow Boating Campaign, Surcharge

Option 3 Battery Set Up Option

Rear sun deck walk-over

Flip Up Bolster Driver's Seat $0.00

Docking Lights (Stainless Steel)

Heater - Two outlet

Locking glove box $0.00

Malibu Launch System (Bow Ballast system)

Carpet, Storage & Canvas Options

Premium Polypropylene Carpeting $0.00

Shrinkable Shipping Cover

Commercial Sewing

CS Boat Cover w/Illusion X Tower Cutouts

Cruise Control Options

Precision Pro Speed Control $0.00

Dash Options

Ballast Monitoring System (BMS) $0.00

Chrome Billet Gauge Panel $0.00

Depth Finder Module

Isotta Steering Wheel $0.00

Decal Options

“Core Shield” Exterior Graphics $0.00


Malibu Monsoon 340 - 340hp, EFI-MPI w/catalyst

Engine Options

Silent Rider mufflers $0.00

Water Cooled Shaft Seal

STE(Silent Tip Exhaust) by Hydro Power

Flush kit Transom install (n/a Scorpion)

Stereo Options

Transom Remote

Sound Pack 1

Swim Platform

Swim Platform - Fiberglass


Malibu Illusion X $0.00


T/A Boatmate tube trailer w/brakes

Trailer Options

BM - Two Color Pin Stripe (2nd Color)

BM - Two Color Pin Stripe (1st Color)

BM - Spare Tire Carrier (Welded or Bolt-on)

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thanks for the reply...seems like it is a diamond hull from pics supplied.

unsure about the serial no. though, it says monsoon and power wedge - we have 320 and manual wedge!

Thanks for the reply anyway


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I've got a diamond cut hull and you can get a great wake out of it with just a little extra weight. Looks like this one is missing the front ballast, which is more likely the cause of the wake being a little flat than the diamond cut hull. Add some weight up there and you'll get a nice solid wake. The diamond cut hull doesn't really effect the wake that much at wakeboarding speed. you really see the hull impact around 30mph

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