Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Matt Hickman From Wakeboarding Magazine Tests '09 VLX

This is a short 2:44 minute video featuring Matt Hickman, West Coast Editor of Wakeboarding Magazine. Matt and a whole crew of other testers went through 11 2009 Malibu boat models at Lake Tulloch earlier this week. The footage featured in this clip was captured directly after Matt rode behind the 2009 Wakesetter VLX. He discusses the wake, the look, the interior and MaliView. Take a look at what Matt had to say about Malibu's newest wakeboard boat.

World's Best Wedding Pictures

Ronald and Janel from, Canadian Malibu Boats Dealer, Wizard Lake Marine sent a link to their wedding picture gallery on FaceBook. These are the world's best wedding pictures! Take a look... Doesn't look like their having any fun at all. Tubing, driving and posing in the Corvette boat, what could be better on your wedding day. Best of luck Ronnie and Janel. Keep having this Malibu Boats kind of fun!

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just Returned From WaterSki/Wakeboarding Mag Tests

We just returned from spending several days with the WaterSki and Wakeboarding Magazine boat test crews. They are making their rounds testing boats for the 2009 Boat Buyer's Guide. They put slips full of Malibu boats to the test. The results were just as we would have hoped.

They were stunned by the level of innovation we poured into our '09 line. They could not get over the fact that we have introduced five new models for the 2009 model year as well as R&D intensive innovations like Auto Wedge and MaliView. When they were done being blow away by our ambition they jumped in the boats to experience 2009 the Malibu Boats way. In a year when many manufactures are throttling back, we have released some of the most profound industry-changing developments of our existence. (MaliView, Auto Wedge, Wakesetter VLX, Sunscape 21 LSV, 21 vRide, 23 vRide and Response FXi)

Testers were amazed to see just how these new models, features and options translated into more fun on the lake for boaters. That's what it's all about. We are working even harder to providing families with the quality time they need. Some down time in the boat relaxing and having fun can be just the ticket to keeping the family close and get ready for the week ahead.

Be on the look out for video clips and images we captured at the test. We gathered a ton of content to share with you and we will be posting it soon.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

'09 Wakesetter VLX Video Posted on YouTube

We just posted a new 1.5 minute video of the 2009 Wakesetter VLX on YouTube. It's a collection of footage and images we have captured behind the scenes at our photo shoots. We will have additional footage available soon...

To learn more about the 2009 Wakesetter VLX log onto the Malibu Boats web site or go directly to the Malibu Boats 2009 Wakesetter VLX web page.

Friday, September 19, 2008

2009 21 vRide Movie by Malibu Boats On YouTube

Just posted a new 1 minute video clip of the 2009 21 vRide on the Malibu Boats YouTube channel. See close-ups of the interior, the hull graphics and 3D spins of the boat. Check it out...

Visit the 21 vRide section of the Malibu Boats web site to learn more about this 2009 wakeboard boat. Or take a look at the Malibu Boat e-newsletter article on the 21 vRide form last month's issue.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Malibu Boats Pro Team Challenge Show Teaser

Alliance Wake Magazine just posted the Malibu Pro Team Challenger Tease on their web site. The event went of a few weeks back and brought competing board company teams to Washington state to battle it out for the Pro Team Challenge Title. Each team was pulled by the official boat, Malibu, so they all went big!

Keep an eye on this blog and the Alliance Wake Magazine Web Site for air dates and times for the complete Malibu Pro Tour Challenge Show. It will be airing on Fuel TV.

For more information about the results of the 2008 Pro Team Challenge pulled by Malibu Boats visit WakeWorld.com.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wakesetter VLX Review on WakeWorld.com

Just came across this in-depth review of the 2009 Malibu Boats Wakesetter VLX on the WakeWorld.com discussion board. It is extremely detailed. Take a look!

Malibu Boats Wakesetter VLX Review

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Praising Northwest Riders Clinics

We received this great message from Cory in Great Falls, Montana about the experience he had at a couple Northwest Riders '08 Summer Tour stops. This is a wakeboarding clinic series sponsored by Malibu Boats and one of our amazing Northwest dealers, Bakes Marine. The clinics are executed by the Northwest Riders.

Here's what Cory had to say about his experience at the NWR Summer Tour clinics...

I am 18 years old and had the opportunity to attend a Malibu wakeboarding clinic in Great Falls put on by Greg Young and Brent Starr of the Northwest Riders. These guys were terrific. They helped me with my technique, I mastered a few tricks, and they gave me lots of confidence. They were 2 of the nicest guys I've ever met. I enjoyed boarding with them so much, that my family took a trip to Lake Blaine Montana to do a second clinic 2 weeks later. We had a great time again. Thank you to Malibu boats for sponsoring guys like Greg and Brent and the Northwest Riders. Keep it up!

Thanks for the e-mail, Cory!

To stay informed about wakeboarding in the Northwest visit WakeboardNorthwest.com. This site is created and maintained by the Northwest Riders.

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The 2009 Malibu Boats Web Site is Up

MalibuBoats.com has been re-imagined and recreated for 2009. The look reflects Malibu's brand of fun with amazing photography and clean graphic design. The new site is 500% faster with a load time of a little more than a second and a navigation structure has been completely redesigned for maximum user efficiency.

The entire site is more user-friendly whether you are a seasoned Malibu owner or just discovering Malibu Boats for the first time. Breadcrumb navigation resides at the bottom of every page so you can get back to the pages you came from easily. The home page is more intuitive with all popular links prominently placed and graphical representations of the four Malibu Boats model series for better informed path choice. Malibu Boats extensive social media site list is linked off the home page. This list includes, this site, the Malibu Boats blog. The 2009 web site also includes video on model pages with more clips to come.

Malibu will be adding Flickr photo galleries along with links to third-party information relating to the boat models with del.icio.us bookmarks. Look for a video enhanced factory tour and additional Malibu Difference pages featuring MaliView, Rider Presets and more. The Malibu Boats web site is a quest for perfection just like Malibu boats. Expect us to keep pushing limits even online.

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More 2009 Malibu VLX Images on Flickr

Just posted some more cool shots of the 2009 Malibu Wakesetter VLX on Flickr. These were taken at the 2009 Malibu Boats DVD Shoot last week. This Regal, Ebony and Silver Metallic boat looked amazing on the water. These images will give you another color scheme to use as an example when you are picking the color for you new VLX.

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