Monday, September 20, 2010

Malibu Boats Wins Over Whole Fam with 247 LSV

Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) unveils the all-new 2011 Sunscape 247 Luxury Sport-V.

There’s no better example of Malibu Boats ground-breaking 2011 model year than the new Sunscape 247 LSV. The new look is only the beginning. The 247 LSV offers innovative control and comfort inside the boat with Malibu Touch Command (MTC) and a new transom seating area. Malibu performance excels in this 24-footer with a digitally shaped bottom for precise handling, the L96 410hp engine for specifically calibrated power and the Shift by Wire Throttle system for fingertip control. As your family grows this boat accommodates them, their stuff and their water sports preferences with water ski and wakeboard wakes made to satisfy all skill levels. The truth is on the water. Test-drive a 247 LSV today!

Additional Links
Sunscape 247 LSV Video
247 LSV Images on Flickr
Continuing coverage on the 2011 model line-up on

You might expect a 24-foot 7-inch luxury water sports boat with room for 17 to be a challenge to handle: not if it’s a Malibu. Precise electronic throttle and shift join fingertip steering for effortless flat turning. Built on a hull optimized for a smooth ride and precision handling, the Sunscape 247 is as nimble as it is a wake maker.

Whether your brand of wake is of the flat, soft variety or you prefer huge, rampy water for launching, the 247 LSV can accommodate. The hull design is three-pronged. It’s built for handling, ride and versatile water sports wakes. At skiing speeds the water behind the boat flattens creating a free-skier’s paradise. At wakeboarding speeds the 247 LSV displaces more water and creates wakes that beg to be ridden. Add a boatload of Malibu-exclusive wake enhancement like the Patented Power Wedge and sub-floor hard tank ballast to get even higher.

If you really want to ride, add the optional Illusion G3 wakeboard tower with weightless fold-down. Made in-house by Malibu Boats, this wakeboard boat accessory comes standard with a set of swivel combo fork board racks to accommodate surf and wakeboards.

The 2011 dash looks bad in a good way! You’ve never seen a dash like the one you’ll find in a 2011 Sunscape 247 LSV. Two-tone, hand-wrapped and studded in stainless steel the Malibu Boats dash is an extra step that is noticeably worth it. Not only does Malibu carry their high performance look through to the interior, function follows.

The MTC projective capacitive touch screen combined with the new Italian-made Isotta Vista Steering Wheel, the available MaliView Dash System and the optional Rockford Fosgate Stereo touch pad are just a few of the heroes on this dash. Now consider the functionality they deliver and it’s almost unbelievable. The dash offers intuitive control over nearly all of the boat’s functions with Malibu first’s like Rider Presets combining this control in customizable rider profiles. MaliView and the Rockford Fosgate Sound System have been upgraded for 2011 to include USB video playback and increased iPod®/iPhone® control. Just when you think boat design has been taken as far as it can go, Malibu Boats does it one better.

Malibu Touch Command.
The new Malibu Touch Command (MTC) is amazing on so many different levels; what it is, what it does and the fact that it is standard on all Sunscapes including the new 247 LSV. Made with Projective Capacitive Touch Technology typically reserved for high-end personal digital devices, you won’t find a feature like MTC in a high performance car let alone anywhere else in the boating industry. Malibu Boats is way ahead of the game with touch-sensitive switching based on intuitive hi-res graphical menus of the boat’s functions. Command ballast control, Wedge adjustment, interior lighting, coded keyless ignition, available GPS navigation and more through Malibu Touch Command.

Forget the keys. Go ahead. You won’t need them in your 2011 Sunscape 247 LSV. All Malibu Sunscapes have keyless ignition standard. Type in your code; touch the “Start Engine” icon and motor. No more worries about getting to the lake and forgetting the keys. Malibu’s got you covered.

Because Malibu powers boats with standard engines that are built specific and anything but standard, the new L96 6.0L makes its home in the new 247 LSVs. With 410 horsepower this Indmar engine pulls every water sport you’re into with 400 foot-pounds of torque. Low-end power or top-end speed, the L96’s Variable Valve Timing (VVT) automatically adjusts giving you the absolute best performance in either situation. If you’re looking to upgrade your 247 power Malibu offers the Supercharged LSA 6.2L. This 550 horsepower engine tops Malibu’s list of engine options as the first production supercharged Gen-IV small block engine the marine industry has ever seen. With 545 ft-lb of torque the LSA doesn’t mess around.

Malibu engineers created a cab-forward design to increase the lounge area by 30% more than any other boat in its class. And while a lot of attention has been paid to the common seating area of the Sunscape 247 LSV, the bow and new transom seating is just as comfortable and roomy as any other spot. The bow transforms into a playpen with the addition of the removable filler cushion. The new rear-facing transom seating provides a comfortable front row seat complete with convenient cup holders and more swimstep-accessible wet storage. The Sunscape 247 LSV is geared for family, but you’ll want to be seen and heard in it.

Available 8” Rockford Fosgate M2 full-range speakers add the perfect amount of punch to the Sunscape 247 LSV. Exclusive to the new 247 LSV interior, these 8" speakers are UV and moisture-resistant for great performance in harsh marine environments. Great sound, good looks and an element hardy design make them irresistible.

Moving or still, the new body design of the Sunscape 247 LSV presents an aggressive shape with sharp lines. Eight color areas can be customized with 21 gel coat colors to make a Malibu boat that is all you. The leaned-back style of the MH4 windshield contributes to the impressive style. Custom designed and branded fresh air vents work with the new lines of the 247 to create a look as incredible as the boat itself. Add the available forward swept Illusion G3 wakeboard tower and your 247 LSV will have that unmistakable Malibu look even from a distance.

Length: 24’ 7” (7.50m)
Beam: 102” (2.59m)
Draft: 27” (0.69)
Capacity: 17 persons
Fuel: 84 gal. (318L)
Weight: 3900lbs. (1769k)

Visit your local Malibu Boats dealer to experience the 2011 Sunscape 247 LSV and 11 other new models, features and options that are pushing the limits of wakeboard and ski boats.

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