Boat Hero

2004 Malibu Wakesetter VLX

With ice on the lakes and snow in the hills, we decided to spend the off-season transforming a 2004 Malibu Wakesetter VLX into a surfing machine. Which it is already, technically. But we mean an EPIC surfing machine, with all the bells and whistles one finds on a brand new 2021, without dropping $100-200 grand. Roll up your sleeves with Product Experts Anthony and Joel as they take an old classic to the next level, and have (mostly) a great time doing it!


  • Ballast
  • Ballast Upgrade

    The WakeMAKERS Tankbuster upgrade replaces the 700 lbs of factory ballast with over 2,000 lbs of easy-to-fill and easy-to-drain wake building goodness.

  • Tower
  • Tower Upgrade

    The Roswell Aviator Pro looks like it’s straight off the factory floor and has a patented cam latch and handle system, making it simple to fold down. The Aviator Soft Top Bimini easily attaches to the tower and has a collapsable frame design so you can enjoy the sun or stay in the shade.

  • Racks
  • Tower Rack Upgrade

    Wet Sounds Rev 10 tower speakers, Recon 6 boat speakers, and Active Marine Sub give you the best possible sound, and the Multi-Zone Parametric Equalizer gives you all the control over your music with a simple bluetooth connection to your phone. Rock on!

  • Audio
  • Marine Audio Upgrade

    Some good tunes are just as important as the boards on the boat or stuff in the cooler when it comes to have a fun day out on the water. Whether you are looking to deck out your new boat in upgraded marine audio equipment or replace the outdated equipment in your older boat, WakeMAKERS has all the marine audio equipment needed to upgrade your boat's sound.

  • Surf System
  • Surf System & Accessories

    Go Surf Assist allows you to evenly weight your boat for a better driving experience and cleaner wakes, while enabling you to to switch sides in under 3 seconds. The award-winning feature is now found on all new wake boats in some form.

  • Propeller
  • Prop Upgrade

    Replace a damaged propeller, or upgrade your prop for better performance and more fuel efficiency.