Here is a sneak peak at the 2013 Malibu Boat line up. Looks like the VTX (20′), VLX (21′), LSV 23 (23′), and LSV 247 (24′) are coming back unchanged. It looks like the Wakesetter 22 MXZ which was new for 2012 now has a big brother in the Wakesetter 24 MXZ. This will be Malibu’s flagship.
2013 models will have the Malibu Surf Gate option available which will allow owners to switch the surf side quickly and on the fly. This will open up what is possible behind the boat. This is not a substitute for ballast as there is no way to great a bigger wave without displacing the hull deeper in the water. With that said the new Surf Gate will lengthen the wave giving riders more push which allows for a better surfing experience.
To obtain more displacement Malibu will offer a Plug ‘n Play option. The ballast HI FLO Bow Malibu Launch System, and ballast HI FLO Rear PNP Plumbing are both controlled using the Ballast Monitoring System (BMS). This system will work just like the famous Wakemakers Malibu Piggy Back system which fills into the top of the bag and then uses gravity to push water down into the hard tank. We will have a 2013 Malibu Factory Ballast Upgrade available by the beginning of the season to improve filling and draining times on large. There will also be new Malibu Plug and Play Bags available to create bigger waves for both wakesurfing and wakeboarding.
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