Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This Malibu Boats (@MalibuBoats) amazing photo was sent to us from John Russell Schindler who is the proud owner of a 2008 Wakesetter 247. John sent us this email with the story behind this photo.


My name is Russell Schindler and I am the proud owner of a 2008 Wakesetter 247. My family purchased the boat last summer with only 8 hours on it and now we have over 100! Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, there really wasn't much of an opportunity to wakeboard or even own a boat like a Malibu. After moving to South Carolina for college and having roommates with wakeboard boats and lakehouses, I figured that once the rest of my family moved down South, I'd have a chance to talk them into a boat. Low and behold, last July 4th, we bought our first boat ever from Atlanta Inboard near Lake Lanier and have been enjoying it nonstop. We live up in the mountains of North Carolina and use our 247 mostly at a small reservoir outside Wilkesboro or Lake Watauga in Tennessee.

I apologize for the long intro, but I figured I'd provide a little background info before getting to the photo. About three weeks ago, we took our Malibu out for an evening session. As a semi-professional photographer, I make it a point to always take my camera equipment out on the water just in case something epic happens. We ended up staying out after sunset so I decided to try and mess around with the underwater lights. Attached is one of the photos from the evening. Photo was taken with an open 3 second shutter with the boat moving at about 21mph. Enjoy!


Russell Schindler

Thank you so much for sharing this again “Amazing” photo with us. Please visit R. SCHINDLER Photography at for more of John’s amazing photography!

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