Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Malibu Corvette Boat Unveiled

The new Malibu Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V was unveiled today at our 2008 Malibu Boats Dealer Meeting in Lake Tahoe , Nevada.

The main meeting room was kept under lock and key until just before the unveiling. No one was allowed in the room except Malibu personnel and the talented crew of audio-visual experts running the show. We only had one break in by Joe Wolf of Skier’s Pier in Detroit, Michigan. Joe was quickly escorted out of the room and he was a great sport about it.

At exactly 7:30am the doors to the meeting room were opened and over 300 members of the Malibu dealer network filed in. Dealership owners, salespeople and spouses made up the group. No one played hooky from the meeting yesterday morning. It was standing room only.

The Corvette boat was well hidden by a large curtain and at 8:00am sharp the unveiling festivities began.

First a nostalgic Corvette car video was played and then famed precisionist C.G. Ryche began his signature heavy-hitting drum solo. Obscured by thick layers of smoke and dry ice haze the boat was slowly revealed by huge banks of lights.

Paul Singer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Malibu Boats, described some of the unique features of the Corvette boat. Paul also recognized the three men responsible for this one-of-kind towboat, Malibu engineers Dan Gasper, Paul Gains and Shane Stillman.

The Malibu dealers went crazy for the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V. After the intro many of them were on the edge of their seats, just waiting for the day's first meeting break so they could crawl all over the boat and snap a few camera phone shots for their crews back home.

Take a look at our Flickr gallery of this historic event.

The fastest inboard water sports boat ever produced, the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V wowed the Malibu Boats dealer network, even sitting still, on November 15th, at its unveiling. Everyone was anxious to place orders for their Malibu Corvette boat and get these hand-built boats on the water in their areas.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2008 Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V. There’s more to come.

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