Here’s a public service announcement from the fine folks at Malibu Boats. How do you live your #LifeWithoutLimits? Malibu Boats 2014 “Life Without Limits” from Malibu Boats on Vimeo. From Malibu: “We all get caught up in the hustle and … Continue reading
Yes the rumors are true. The 2014 Axis Wakeboard Boats will have a Surf Gate option available from the factory. It appears to be the same device as what is installed on the Malibu’s but will be controlled with an analog switch instead of through an LCD touch screen. This is yet another reason why Axis may be one of the better boats for the money. Continue reading
Malibu has a reputation throughout the industry for crafting high quality, high performing boats with industry leading innovations, that offer as much value as they do fun. In the late 90’s Malibu engineers developed the Wedge which was a simple foil on the transom of the boat that when engaged would create down force in the stern for a rampy wake with more pop. To even further the sport of wakeboarding Malibu created the most comprehensive ballast system in the industry with the MLS or Malibu Launch System. Continue reading
Here is a sneak peek 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. 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. Continue reading