Monday, June 29, 2009

2010 Malibu Illusion G3 Tower Preview

Malibu has led the charge in tower design and performance for many years. This year we expand the technological edge over our competitors with the new Illusion G3 gas-spring assisted tower featuring weightless fold down.

Check out some of the first photographs of the 2010 Malibu Illusion G3 Tower on the Malibu Boats flickr channel.

From the solid foundation of billet aluminum bases to the billet tower support wings backing the 3” stainless steel hoop the Illusion G3 is unshakeable. The Illusion G3 features dual gas spring shocks to assist in creating the feature of weightless fold down. This new feature now enables you to fold down the tower in minutes, even by yurself. The new tower design incredibly blends the best of form and function in creating the most advanced tower on the market today. The G3 is also accessories-rich featuring a set of two Titan spinner/slide-off wakeboard racks standard.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Active Water Sports Dealing Malibu Boats in Portland Area

A 25-year veteran of water sports boating in Oregon, Active Water Sports was just given the opportunity to carry the Malibu Boats line and jumped onboard. Active Water Sports is now the official Malibu Boats dealer in the Portland, Oregon Area with three dealership locations in Oregon City, Beaverton and Toledo, WA to assist existing and aspiring Malibu boat owners.

With the largest water sports pro shop and marine service department in the Northwest, Active Water Sports was born to carry Malibu boats. They are the leader in their area in pro shop sales and customer service. Now they will be offering the world’s best selling water sports boats as well.

When asked about this new relationship with Malibu Boats, Matt Radich, General Manager of Active Water Sports, exclaimed, “We are pumped to announce the addition of Malibu Boats to our product offerings.” Radich explained, “Having the opportunity to represent a line with the history of Malibu, was something we just couldn’t pass up.”

“We are extremely excited to welcome Active Water Sports to the Malibu Boats family, “ commented Chris Crysdale, National Sales Manager for Malibu Boats. Crysdale continued, “They have an amazing reputation for pushing limits and promoting water sports. They also have extremely close customer relationships and most of all they have fun!” Crysdale summed it up this way. “Active Water Sports has always operated like a Malibu Boats dealer now it’s official.”

Active Water Sport operates three locations near Portland, OR.

Oregon City (main store)

1224 McLoughlin Blvd.
Oregon City, OR 97045

12050 SW Canyon Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

Koppert Lake

215 Pine Tree Rd.
Toledo, WA 98591

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Malibu's Envying Leanna's Summer Fun on Twitter

Leanna (@llofte) just tweeted Malibu Boats this ( sweet Malibu Boats Wakesetter rig pic. We happened to be on Twitter earlier today and noticed a tweet that made us really jealous.

Houseboating, wakeboarding and tweeting... what could be better? Well after we replied to @llofte on Twitter we found out. She was not only doing all of those things we wished we were doing. She was also doing them with a Malibu boat. The above link is the picture she tweeted us. Dang! Nice rig! Thanks for the pic, Leanna. Glad you're having fun with your boat!

If you want to make us jealous visit Malibu Boats on Twitter and tweet us a pic of your Malibu boat. And tell us about the fun you're having while we're working. (@malibuboats).

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Malibu Boat of the Week: '07 Wakesetter 247 RX

The Malibu Boats of the Week Promotion features a different factory-direct Malibu boat for sale every week. Quantities and model types are very limited. Only one of each of these boats is available. Act now! "The Best Possible Scenario at the Best Possible Price", says Paul Singer, VP of Sales and Marketing for Malibu Boats. Paul explains, “This is a Factory Direct Sale with free delivery and special financing at your local dealership!”

These boats have graced the pages of Malibu brochures, been captured on the DVD and trained world-class athletes. These boats were built to bolster Malibu marketing efforts and since they have served Malibu, in that capacity, the factory is able to offer them to you at the “Best Possible Price”. Some of these models are being sold for as much as $35,000 off MSRP with full factory warranties. Model selection is limited.

This week's boat is a Wakesetter 247 RX. The Wakesetter 247 RX is a big wakeboard boat with a dual lounge seating layout to accommodate a large number of of water sports and boating enthusiasts comfortably. A direct-drive 400 horse power engine will help pull you to new heights behind the RX. But if you're more about the surf wake, surf's up with the 247 RX. You have to carve it to believe it! This Wakesetter 247 RX is a 2007 so the Malibu factory is able to offer it to you at the “Best Possible Price”. This is the only one of this boat available at this price. First come first serve. E-mail and arrange to leave your $500 deposit today.

2007 Wakesetter 247 RX: 24' 7", long, 400 hp, 90 hrs, for $48,995

A new boat will be e-mailed to the Malibu Boats e-news list each week and then posted on Malibu Boats family of web sites. If you are not on the e-news list subscribe to Malibu Boats E-newsletter here. Check your mailbox and keep an eye on for your next Malibu boat.

Rules and Restrictions: The boat will be shipped to, and delivered through buyers nearest Malibu Boats dealer. The buyer will be responsible for all additional fees such as taxes, registration, prep, and any other applicable fees. The sale price is in U.S. dollars. The buyer will be responsible for any exchange rate differences if bought outside of U.S. and any additional shipping fees. Malibu's Boat of the Week is available for sale in the U.S. and Canada only. The buyer will be required to give a $500.00 deposit to Malibu Boats to secure the boat. The boat will be bought from the local Malibu dealer. All financing and paperwork will be done through this dealer. Trades will not be accepted for this boat. Please e-mail with questions.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Major Jeffrey Crouse Honored on Malibu Hero Wall

Major Jeffrey Crouse is the most recent honoree on the Malibu Hero Wall.

Major Jeffrey Crouse is an officer in the United States Air Force. He is stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA. Jeff is the new owner of a 2009 Malibu Wakesetter VLX as well as a Malibu Hero. Jeff is an instructor pilot for the KC-135R/T and he loves to wakeboard almost as much as he loves flying and serving his country.

When we asked Jeff why he chose military service as his career he simply said, “I always wanted to fly!” But Jeff wasn’t simply fulfilling his dreams when he enlisted in the Air Force. He was drawn to the cause, a goal and an effort bigger than one man. He became a protector of the USA and our way of life. Jeff described one of his proudest moments when he was helping provide fuel to the fight for our efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. That is what makes him an everyday hero. He may not consider himself a hero; heroes rarely do, but Jeff is a hero to many others especially those of us here at Malibu Boats.

Visit the Malibu Boats Hero Wall to learn more about Major Crouse.

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