Saturday, May 31, 2008

House Hunt with Atalanta Inboard on Lake Lanier

Malibu Boats dealer, Atlanta Inboard, is on Lake Lanier this weekend. They are spending Saturday and Sunday giving boat rides to those interested in Lake Lanier living. Sounds like the perfect way to house hunt.

If you are in the market to purchase Lake Lanier property go check out Watermark May 31st and June 1st. They are having a weekend sale with lots starting at $179,000. These lots include a single slip at the community dock. Watermark is a private gated community with gorgeous views of the lake. Atlanta Inboard will have Malibu boats in the water offering lake tours of the area.

Go by and take a boat ride Saturday from 10-4 or Sunday from 12-4. Take HWY 53 from Gainsville or Dawsonville. Turn on Sardis in Hall Country. Veer left at split onto Chestatee. Take a right on Cool Springs. Left on Nix Bridge, which turns into Stratford. Turn left at stop sign onto Manchester. Turn right into neighborhood.

To find out more about lake living in Atlanta, GA visit

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Soven to Throw New Trick in Competition

Malibu Boats Pro Rider, Phillip Soven recently landed a new wakeboard trick he designed. He named this move the Melon Crow Mobe 720. Phillip landed this for the first time behind his Wakesetter VLX on Tuesday, May 28th. The following day he landed the trick again, a couple times, and even got it on tape. Check out the video.

According to an e-mail sent by the Phillip plans to throw his new Melon Crow Mobe 720 this weekend at the Pro Tour Stop in Fort Worth, Texas.

To read more about Phillip's Melon Crow Mobe 720, go to

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dallas is Primed for a Win in Texas

Competition at the 49th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament concluded Sunday at Callaway Gardens on Robin Lake. Team Malibu pro rider, Dallas Friday, capturing her first gold of the season in women's wakeboarding.

In heat one, Dallas Friday set the tone for the finals followed by Amber Wing and newcomer Shelby Kantar. In heat two, Raimi Merritt made her second appearance at the Masters, but this time as a pro claiming top seed, followed by defending champion Emily Copeland Durham and Laura Lohrmann.

In the finals, Friday was last off the dock and she earned the Masters Women's Wakeboard Champion title with a score of 62.33 edging out Merritt by less then 3 points, who earned second and Wing placed third.

With this win and a tough of week of training behind her 2008 Wakesetter VLX wakeboard boat, Dallas is primed for a win in Texas. She will be competing at the 2nd Pro Tour Stop of the year in Fort Worth, TX this weekend. We're rooting for you, Dallas!

Pick the winners for the 2nd Pro Tour Stop and win some cool stuff at

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Malibu Ladies Day Out in Austin

The kids are at school. He's at work. Let's go the lake! Join Texas Malibu dealer, Central Texas Water Sports in Austin for a Ladies Only introduction to boating. Ladies Day Out on Lake Austin will take place May 29th, 2008, 9:30am to 2:00pm. Ladies will get to drive and ride the newest 2008 Malibu boats. Try wakeboarding and wakesurfing or just chill with us on the lake in America's favorite wakeboard boats.

Remember, no husbands, boyfriends or kids allowed. This is a day just for the ladies.

If you are in the Austin area and interested in attending this event, please e-mail or call 512-244-9777 and reserve your spot today.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Catch Collegiate Nationals Wakeboarding on CBS

The toughest collegiate wakebaording teams battled it out behind Malibu wakeboard boats last weekend at the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals in Boulder, CO. The TV coverage of the this event will air on CBS Sunday, 26th at 2pm EST. This show will be followed by seven consecutive days of programming, beginning May 26th, on CBS College Sports Network (CSTV).

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Club Malibu Members will Hang with Pros at Malibu Open

It’s one thing to watch professional athletes compete. It’s another to hang with them. Club Malibu members will be granted unlimited access to the athlete’s VIP area during the Malibu Open, July 18th - 20th in Oakland County Michigan at Pontiac Lake. These fortunate few will also receive up to 4 free event passes and 2 free event t-shirts per family.

The VIP area at a water sports competition is normally reserved for professional wakeboarders and water skiers. At the 2008 Malibu Open this exclusive area has been expanded to include Club Malibu members. Here these Malibu Boats family members will receive free food and drinks as well as access to their favorite pro athletes. Pros like Dallas Friday, Phillip Soven, Chad Sharpe and Randall Harris will be available for a conversation, an autograph or just a friendly hello.

If you are a Club Malibu member send an e-mail to and you can claim as many as 4 free event tickets and VIP passes as well as 2 free event t-shirts.

If you're not a Club Malibu member and you want to be, go to the ownership section of and click on “Club Malibu”.

Club Malibu is an organization of proud Malibu boat owners who receive a number of exclusive Malibu benefits in exchange for a yearly fee. Membership entitles members to their choice of a special “Club Malibu” gear package as well as a 1-year subscription to myMalibu (Malibu’s quarterly magazine), a monthly e-newsletter, VIP invitations to Malibu events, discounts on Malibu Boats gear, discounts on Malibu boat insurance and a 1-year subscription to either Wake Boarding or WaterSki Magazine.

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University of Florida Swamps Texas A&M

The University of Florida took the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals top spot again this year. The 2006 wakeboard champions will once again bring the wakeboarding title back to the swamp after defeating Texas A&M in a closely contested Sunday final. See the updated bracket.

TV coverage of the 2008 Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals will air on CBS Sports Sunday, May 25th at 2:00 PM, ET. Also there will be 7 consecutive days of programming, beginning May 26th, on CBS College Sports Network (CSTV).

Click here for more info on the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals.

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Baby's First Malibu Boat Ride

I just came across this adorable blog post from the Erickson Family. Seven month old Mason got his first taste of Malibu boating this past weekend. And judging by these cute pictures the outing was fun for all. Check out the entire post and all of the cute pics on the Erickson Family's blog.

Team Malibu Pros Chosen For World Cup

Virtually all of the top World Cup competitors from the 2007 season are back again to take on the 2008 challenge. This list of wakeboarding's elite includes three Team Malibu riders. Phillip Soven (USA), Jeff Weatherall (NZL) and Dallas Friday (USA) will represent their countries and Malibu Boats in competitions scheduled in three countries around the world this summer. The International Water Ski Federation (IWSF) has confirmed wakeboarding stops in Egypt, Singapore and Qatar.

Egypt Palm Hills Development, Hacienda Bay Beach - August 13-15, 2008
Singapore - October 10-12, 2008
Qatar, Doha - November 13-16, 2008

Riders must be ranked in the top 20 in the World by the IWSF to be considered for a spot in the Wakeboard World Cup Series.

For more information about the 2008 Wakeboard World Cup Series visit

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Soven Starts '08 Season With Another Win

This weekend the world's top pro wakeboarders battled it out on the waters of Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, GA at the first stop of the 2008 Pro Wakeboard Tour.

The top-four riders in the Pro Men's Division took to the water for the final heat of the contest, where all eyes were on Rusty Malinoski (CAN), Phillip Soven (USA), Adam Errington (SCT) and JD Webb (USA).

All four riders had a killer showing in the finals, but in the end, Team Malibu rider and reigning tour champion Phillip Soven posted a 92.50 to claim the top spot in the contest and became the first rider on Tour to win back-to-back contests in Acworth. Webb, Malinoski and Errington rounded out the competition respectively.

"All those guys stomped some killer tricks out there, not making it easy on me at all," said Soven. "I was just dialed-in on my final run and came out with a win."

Check out to read more about this event.

Saturday at the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals

The Boulder Reservoir was teeming with wakeboard action on Saturday as the quarterfinals of the 2008 Collegiate Nationals Wakeboard Championships got underway. Teams took to the water to battle for the four semifinal spots. Past champions UCF and Florida both advanced as did UNC-Wilmington, despite bringing only five riders. The final semifinal spot went to a team from the growing Southern region, Texas A&M. View full results and see the updated bracket.

For more information visit The Official Collegiate Nationals web site.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday at the Collegiate Wakeboard Nationals

First round byes were awarded to the top four ranked wakeboard teams, but that didn't mean the Boulder Reservoir was calm on the first day of the 2008 Collegiate Nationals Wakeboard Championships. Eight teams took to the water to determine who would move on to the quarterfinals. The tightest round of the day was between Virginia Tech and Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but the Hokies prevailed in the end. View full results and see the updated bracket.

For more information visit The Official Collegiate Nationals web site.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

7th Straight Boat of the Year Award

We received a 7th consecutive Boat of the Year Award from PowerBoat Magazine last night in LA. The award winners were selected after the magazine's rigorous Performance Trials in Parker, AZ, Sarasota, FL, and San Diego, CA. More than 40 performance boats were evaluated independently by two teams.

This year’s PowerBoat Magazine Boat of the Year award was granted to Malibu Boats for the new 2008 Wakesetter 23 LSV. Check out the Flickr gallery for this boat and you'll see why we won.

This honor makes Malibu the only boat company in the history of PowerBoat Magazine to have earned a seventh Boat of the Year award in as many years. Dan Gasper, Director of Research ad Development, accepted the award for us during PowerBoat Mag's Product Excellence Celebration in LA.

Since its inception, the pride Malibu has taken in its products has netted recognition throughout the industry. The company has accumulated 18 Boat of the Year Awards and 25 Product Excellence awards. Yet, the restless spirit and motivation for perfection never stops.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Chad Sharpe digs on Malibu's VLX

Longtime Malibu Factory Rider, Chad Sharpe, recently was the subject of a short video clip put together by Alliance Magazine. In this video, Sharpe shows off his riding as well as the wakeboard boat he rides behind. Chad chooses the Malibu Wakesetter VLX. The boat featured in the video is a 2007, Chad hasn't received his '08 yet.

Chad talks about signature Malibu features that he enjoys like the Malibu Launch System (MLS). He likes the push-button operation and detailed monitoring our ballast system offers. Chad also really likes the customizable nature of the Power Wedge. In the video he shows us how to adjust the Wedge and monitor its position at the dash. Chad also did another short video for us where he describes Power Wedge operation in more detail. Most of all Chad digs the wake his Wakesetter VLX kicks-up.

Take a look at this video and Chad's sweet moves. You'll see why he is such a big part of our team.