Thursday, April 29, 2010

Malibu Dealers Announce Ladies Day Events

Malibu Boats Ladies Day EventsWhile many female Malibu boaters (@MalibuBoats) are seasoned veterans on the water, the confidence and skill they possess did not happen on it’s own. They were taught and in many cases by a Malibu Boats Dealer. A group of dealers have been so successful teaching ladies proper Malibu boat operation they have established annual events just for this purpose. These Ladies Day events are not only informative, they are a boatload of fun and there are no boys allowed in class. In Malibu boats girls learn to drive, dock and trailer at many of these events. Some dealers also teach women how to pull a rider and/or skier. And some Ladies Day events take it a step further teaching the gals to wakeboard. Malibu Boats Ladies Day events provide fun pressure-free instruction by individuals trained in Malibu boat operation. Check out a Ladies Day event near you!

2010 Ladies Day Event Info
5/1/2010 - Yacht Club Sales and Service - Coeur D' Alene, ID
5/12/2010 - Central Texas Water Sports - Austin, TX
6/19/2010 - Paris Marine LTD - Peterborough, ON Canada
6/23/2010 - Main Channel Marina - Syracuse, IN
6/27/2010 - The Boat Shop - Tafton, PA
7/17/2010 - Paris Marine LTD - Peterborough, ON Canada
7/31/2010 - Larson Marine & Girls Ride the Wake – Wheatland, CA

Malibu Boats Dealers are patient and accustomed to training men and women on a regular basis. They know how to break down the functions of a Malibu boat and teach them thoroughly, but simply without any pressure. These are classes designed for groups of women so no one is on their own. The girls will learn together and have a boatload of fun in the process.

The event’s activities depend on the dealer, but many of them focus on basic boat driving including docking, general driving and loading the boat on a trailer. Some dealers will also teach the tricks to pulling someone; a rider, skier and/or tuber. Still other women’s events like the one offered by Girls Ride the Wake (@GirlsRideWake) in cooperation with Northern California Malibu Boats Dealer Larson Marine, focus on teaching girls to wakeboard and improving their riding through professional athlete instruction.

Some Malibu Boats Dealers have been hosting Ladies Day events for years. Rob Falgout, owner of Central Texas Water Sports, explained the motive behind his Ladies Day event in Austin, TX. “We heard that some of our female customers weren’t comfortable driving, docking, pulling riders, etc. They would tell us they’d love to be able to go out during the week when their significant other is at work, but didn’t think they could do it. We thought that was such a shame. It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, you have brand new boat, but you’ll only use it on the weekends because you have to have the ‘man of the house’ to use the boat? No, that’s just not acceptable.”

While each Malibu Dealer’s Ladies Day event is unique, the common denominator is fun! They want to help all of the women have fun on the day of the event as well as in their Malibu boats for years to come. To find out more about a Ladies Day event near you contact your nearest Malibu Boats Dealer or email for more information.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Belter Ins, Malibu & Larson Marine Quest for the Cure

Belter Insurance partners with Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) and Larson Marine will Sponsor local Quest for the Cure.

Some of the best-known names in Northern California boating are teaming up to fight a terrible affliction called Frontotemporal demenia, or FTD, by participating in the annual Walter Charitable Fund Quest for the Cure golf event.

FTD has been described by one caregiver as “cancer of the soul.” It strikes young (on average in a person’s 50s, but sometimes as young as the 20s) and at the essence of who a person is: their language, personality, behaviors, and ability to connect emotionally with those who are closest to them.

Belter Insurance, through the support of Stockton’s Larson Marine and Malibu Boats, is hoping that it’s participation can help the cause. The trio is sponsoring a Hole-In-One prize of a 2010 Malibu V-Ride, a high-performance watersports boat made in Merced.

“The Walter Family is synonymous with the local community, and many of them have been stricken with this horrible disease,” said Mitch Belter. “If we can raise awareness and funds so that others can combat this little-understood mental curse, we’re delighted to do it in their honor.”

The golf event is Monday, April 26th, at Rocklin’s Whitney Oaks Golf Club. For more information, contact Belter Insurance at 530-934-7777.

About Belter Insurance:
The R.A. Belter Insurance agency has a long and storied history in the exclusive coverage and support of the marine industry. Through its carrier network, Belter hand-selects property and casualty insurance polices for its client network, including marine dealers, marinas, ski schools, cable park, parasailing facilities and resorts with watersports programs. For more information, please visit

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Asher Slalom Video Behind Response LXi

Check out Team Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) World Slalom Champ Will Asher (@WillAsher) behind a Malibu Response LXi running 10.75m (39.5 Off) at Isles Spring Record Waterski Tournament. Go Will!

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Malibu Blanket Winner is...

Want This Malibu Boats Blanket?We have chosen Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) Facebook Fan Michael Berzins as the blanket winner. We found this one-of-kind Malibu Boats blanket last week and decided it needed to be in the hands of the Malibu Boats fan with the best reason for needing it. We offered it up to our Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans and the reasons began pouring in. We received some great responses. Some funny, some moving, some practical, some Malibu prideful and some short but sweet. We chose the case Michael made for the blanket for several reasons. 1.) Michael asked for the blanket for a friend. We liked the idea of the blanket being given as a thoughtful gift. 2.) Maybe in some small way the blanket can help Micheal's buddy heal or at the very least make him smile and think of days in his Malibu boat. 3.) Micheal has a great Facebook Profile Photo! Pink is his color. Lol!

Michael Berzins (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I need that blanket to give to a buddy of mine (who also owns a Malibu) who recently hit a tree while snowboarding. He is still in ICU at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, OR. When he finally gets to come home he is gonna have a lot of sitting around (and healing) to do. That blanket would make the healing process a little less painful. You can verify this story on TheMalibuCrew's website.

Thank you for the submission Micheal. We hope your buddy enjoys the blanket. Malibu Boats wishes him a full and fast recovery!

We really appreciate everyone who took the time to publish posts on Twitter and Facebook. The decision was really difficult. We received a ton of great reasons detailing why you all need the Malibu blanket. Here are some of our favorites.

Ed Knutsen (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I don't have a Malibu and I need it for crying myself to sleep.

Trent Johannesson (Malibu Facebook Fan)
My best reason is....because it's awesome and Gibbs and Singer are the best ;) , that and the fact I help out selling Malibu's at the boat shows for Wizard Lake for free!!!!

Jeremy Kuno (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I need one for my new Malibu to keep from freezing my butt of. 150lbs eat 6000 calories a day and can't put on the slightest bit of "insulation" to keep me warm. Plus it would be nice to have to snuggle my 4 year old water warrior in training.

Bailey Borchardt (Malibu Facebook Fan)
we have owned our malibu for like over 10 years and have always loved it . obviously malibu rocks since we have had our sunsetter four that long, now can i have the blanket?

Carol Wright Warr (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I need that awsome blanket because it is tooo cold to go boating in Idaho and because I own everything else Malibu. Rumors about Malibu underwear but I actually haven't found any to buy.

Paul Gregoire (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I boat with a guy name Aladdin and he wants his magic carpet back!! :)

@PhillipSoven: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
@malibuboats because I have a new house with a new couch WITHOUT a new Malibu blanket haha I assume I'm not eligable for this contest!

@SewNso: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
@malibuboats I need the blanket to fan off my incredibly HOT-look'in malibu wakesetter vlx!

@ChristianChance: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
@malibuboats because i passed the bar and never have to study again, and the blanket will eliminate my gf's only excuse to not be my driver

Lawrence Czaszwicz (Malibu Facebook Fan)
I need a one of a kind malibu blanket in my malibu response lxi because skiing is about showing off, and we'll show off that blanket.

Josh Moore (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Our boat just got broke into for the second time in 8 months from 2 different storage places and this time the damaged lots of seats. My family could really use some good luck. :)

Ann Carter (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Raised our kids on the water from babies to adults...Now have added a new grandson (10 months old)... taking him out to continue the tradition... Would be fantastic to start and end the day wrapped in this blanket!

Ruth Scruton (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Those 6:00am early morning runs always looking for a blanket to keep us warm and cozy between runs:o)

Jim Mason (Malibu Facebook Fan)
That would be awesome at the end of a long day here on Lake Norman, it always seems that all the beach towels are sopping wet but no one wants to come in. Send it off to the Mason's and it will definitely get used this summer. Thanks

Brandon Carroll Noble (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Early season skiing with 38-40 degree water and 50 degree air temp, gotta love skiing in the Rockies blankets are always nice to have

Kyle Handy (Malibu Facebook Fan)
My two year old daughter needs something to keep her warm. She gets taken to the lake on every earlier morning run. And we like to start early so she is pretty chilly at 630 in the morning in April!!

Kristina Suetos Feldman (Malibu Facebook Fan)
For snuggling with the family while watching the sunset.

Mitchell Grunig (Malibu Facebook Fan)
For watching the stars late at night laying on the sundeck of my VLX on beautiful Lake Minniwaska

Ryan Henderson (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Every year, the Purdue Waterski Team host an Alumni Tournament (Current team vs Alumni). At the tourney, all the Alumni participate in an auction which the students put together. This auctions is the largest contribution (around 4 grand) for this team that gets them thier boat lease (a Malibu Response from Poncies Watersports in IN) every season... See More. Malibu willing, I would like to auction this off for the skiers at Purdue University (I am a skier alum from '08). I know it would mean a lot to the team! Thanks!

Craig Hillyard (Malibu Facebook Fan)
it would be great for keeping the girls warm on early runs in waterfall bay, nsw, australia. there are only 2 wakesetters in my area so anything to promote malibu and wakeboarding would be great.

Stu McK (Malibu Facebook Fan)
My number one reason to my girlfriend why I had to buy a Wakesetter last year... "Babe, its got a heater, a hot water shower, and a plexiglass windscreen." My old boat had none of these awesome features, and when boating on a river in Canada you definitely need these options! There`s nothing worse than having a cold and cranky girlfriend when your favorite thing in the world to do is cruise the river in a Wakesetter!

@MarcosTorresMT: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
That's why I need the Malibu Boats blanket! Or am I too late? Lol
Snug as a bug in a rug... @malibuboats

@macsales: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
@MalibuBoats Need the blanket because our Echelon doesn't have heat and only get to ski early in the AM before work - and I live to ski

Sonja Ziegler (Malibu Facebook Fan)
We boat in Minnesota. 'Nuff said. :)

Robert Reynaud (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Girls don't like to snuggle in wet towels.

Matthew Henderson (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Because i want one.

Liz Brandt McAllister (Malibu Facebook Fan)
MALIBU ROCKS AND MAKES THE BEST WAKESETTER ON THE MARKET....Would be another great advertisement as we cruise the Chain of Lakes in northern Illinois!!

Laurie Nash Anderson (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Ooooo! I want this REALLY bad, not b/c I need it for warmth - hey, I live in TN, it's HOT in the summer here - I need it for the "cool" ness factor!!!! We already have the coolest boat on the lake ('07 wakesetter vlx), so why not add to the coolness with this really awesome blanket?!?!?!

Brad Targgart (Malibu Facebook Fan)
The only way to top off a run behind the best all around ski, wake, and footin boat, would be to wrap up in this blanket. Malibu stands for quality and performance. What better way to show pride in your ride but by having one of these on board for those cool morning runs, or late evening cruises . If this blanket is truly a one of a kind, then it just goes to along with its name....Malibu Boats.... There is nothing like a Malibu...

Lisa Barnes Dietrich (Malibu Facebook Fan)
Just ordered our 3rd Malibu, gonna try the Wakesetter hull this time! Can't wait; however, until the boat comes in we'll be shivering with anticipation for our wonderful new boat and all of the new gadgets that will keep us warm & cozy! Until then, ...we need something to keep us warm! Please, oh, please, I hope our boat gets done before Memorail Day weekend! :)

@CarwinArmy: (Malibu Twitter Follower)
@malibuboats I'll take it with me to #ufc116 and hold it up with my #teamcarwin sign!

Thanks again to all who posted their Malibu blanket reasons! We will be giving away Malibu swag from time to time this Spring and Summer. Keep your eyes on the Malibu Boats Twitter Channel and Facebook Fan Page for more opportunities to win.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Your Mother's & Father's Day Home Run!

Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) suggests you reward your overworked Easter Bunny for a job well done, hit a home run with Mom and Dad on their days or treat yourself to some new Malibu Boats gear, just because! The Malibu Boats Gear Store is featuring Recycled Silk Camp Shirts, Men's Track Jackets and Stainless Malibu Boats Emblems. These items would make great gifts for the Malibu boaters in your life. They could also be the perfect Spring treat for you. For a detailed hi res look at this Malibu Gear visit Malibu Boats on Flickr.

Malibu Men's Camp Shirt in IvoryMalibu Recycled Silk Men’s Camp Shirt: Available in Black or Ivory, the Malibu Camp Shirt is the perfect style for easy-going days, in or out of the boat, when you still want to look your best. Whether your plans involve a boys’ night out or a romantic cruise to your wife’s favorite lakeside restaurant, this simple, good-looking camp shirt is a reliable style. Made to be worn, this classic 100% recycled silk camp shirt features tone-on-tone Malibu jacquard patterns, coconut buttons, chest pocket and a vented tail. It’s as unique and as well made as your Malibu boat, wear it proudly!

• 100% silk
• Hand wash in cold water or Dry Clean
• Jacquard Malibu patterns
• Chest pocket
• Vented tail
• Coconut buttons
• Button-loop collar

Ladies Camp ShirtMalibu Recycled Silk Women’s Camp Shirt: Available in Black or Ivory When an evening on the lake calls for more than a bathing suit and cover-up, throw on Malibu’s Recycled Silk Women’s Camp Shirt. Enjoy all of the comfort with the style of 100% silk, the class of subtle tone-on-tone Malibu jacquard patterns and the island look of coconut buttons. Perfect for a romantic dinner cruise, a day on the golf course or a casual evening out on the town. The Recycled Women’s Camp Shirt from Malibu Boats is comfortable and stylish as it is versatile.

• 100% silk
• Hand wash in cold water or Dry Clean
• Jacquard Malibu patterns
• Chest pocket
• Vented tail
• Coconut buttons
• Button-loop collar

Malibu Track JacketMalibu Track Jacket: Malibu is resurrecting vintage active wear on the water with this track jacket. This jacket is as versatile as it is comfy. Throw it on for a trip to the gym, warm-up between wakeboard sessions or sport it downtown, the Malibu Track Jacket goes anywhere you do. Colorblocking and contrast detailing make this piece current with just a hint of the good-ole-days! Relive those good times again in the Malibu Track Jacket.

• 100% polyester tricot
• Soft, brushed backing
• Self-fabric collar
• Side zip pockets
• Half rib knit, half self-fabric cuffs
• Rib knit waistband

Take Your Malibu Emblem and Stick ItStainless Malibu Boats Emblem: Looking to sport the Malibu Boats brand in style? Tired of those typical stickers that can litter back windows and bumpers? Look no further. The Stainless Malibu Boats Emblem exhibits your Malibu Boats pride without compromising the look of your tow vehicle. The laser-cut stainless steel emblem takes the form of the words “Malibu Boats” and throws in the traditional Malibu sun for good measure. The design and construction of this thick polished stainless emblem is rooted in the stainless amenities you’ll find inside and out on a Malibu boat. Affixed with application-specific 3M adhesive the Stainless Malibu Boats Emblem is a durable eye-pleasing addition to any vehicle.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Carwin Photo Worth 998 Words Plus Malibu Boats

Photograph of Shane Carwin at UFC111 by Josh Hedges.
This Photo of Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) says it all including "" (@MalibuBoats). This photo features Shane's interim Heavyweight Championship belt his arms raised in victory and of course the Malibu Boats Sun and This shot is definitely our favorite, so far, from UFC 111! Congratulations Shane! Taken at UFC 111 by by Josh Hedges, this photo is Copyrighted by Zuffa, LLC.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Carwin Interviews in His Malibu

UFC Interim Champ in His VLXThe newest Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) family member, UFC Interim Heavyweight Champ, Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) made a visit to Tommy's Slalom Shop yesterday to check out his new 2010 Wakesetter VLX and do a phone interview with with Alfred & Dmac on FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN.

Shane tweeted this after his time at Tommy's. "I was ready to cry. Dream come true."

Check out photos of Shane in his new boat on the Malibu Boats Flickr page.

Shane also said, "I am honored to represent Malibu Boats in and out of the Octagon. What Malibu Boats and Tommy's Slalom's has done is helped me reach my goals and provide a rewarding escape for my family and friends. After big wins you always hear the athlete saying they are going to Disneyland, for me I am going boating on my Wakesetter VLX."

Malibu Boats looks good on you and you look good in Malibu Boats, Shane! We're happy to have you as part of the family.

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