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Malibu Wakesetter Ballast; A Malibu Launch System History

Posted by Spencer on Mar, 20 2013

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

2013 Malibu Boats Line Up Sneak Peek

Posted by Spencer on Aug, 17 2012

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

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Brand Hubs: A Wakeboard Ballast Directory For Every Manufacturer

Posted by Kyle on May, 27 2011

Your boat only has one manufacturer, so why should you have to weed through products and info that aren’t related to it when your shopping? You shouldn’t, which is why we’ve created a Boat Manufacturer’s hub page just for your boat! Continue reading

Malibu PiggyBack Factory Ballast System Upgrade

Posted by Kyle on Apr, 15 2011

Want to increase the wake size of your Malibu wakeboard boat? The WakeMAKERS Malibu PiggyBack Factory Ballast System is designed to do just that without requiring any additional effort to drain or fill or sacrificing the automated controls on your dash. Continue reading

Malibu Tankbuster Factory Rear Ballast Upgrade

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Want to increase the wake size of your Malibu wakeboard boat? The WakeMAKERS Malibu TankBuster Wakeboard Ballast System is designed to do just that without requiring any additional effort to drain or fill or sacrificing the automated controls on your dash. Continue reading