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LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS: MALIBU BOATS 2014 UPDATES

At Malibu, we are constantly finding ways to improve our products and enhance your experience on the water. This philosophy is what enables you to live your life without limits and truly enjoy your precious days with family and friends on the water. Malibu’s engineers have come up with some key improvements for the 2014 model year and have redesigned the best selling 23-foot boat in the industry.

Malibu’s Vice President of Operations, Ritchie Anderson, has been working tireless hours to ensure the quality and performance on these updates, “Some of the changes for 2014 are obvious, such as our new WAKESETTER graphic,” Anderson said. “And some updated are more subtle changes that make a big difference in the long run. The value of your purchase is something we hold in high regard and we couldn’t be more excited for the 2014 model year.”

 

ALL-NEW WAKESETTER 23 LSV


The best-selling 23-foot boat in the history of the watersports industry just got better. Malibu’s WAKESETTER 23 LSV has been fully redesigned for 2014 and includes numerous enhancements to improve your experience on the water.

Available now, this all-new boat starts with an innovative hull design that will boost your wakeboarding and wakesurfing experience. The 23 LSV also features WakeView seating, deeper storage and a user-friendly dashboard in addition to many other updates across the 2014 line. With a new WAKESETTER graphic, optional DecADence lay in mat and rear transom seating, the 23 LSV has a new look and feel, with the same Malibu vibe. The driver will appreciate a newly designed helm featuring a new steering wheel and shifter and can expect the same high-end performance and handling that Malibu is known for. Call or visit your local dealer for a test drive now.

 

SURF GATE 2014


The most revolutionary innovation for wakesurfing has been improved for 2014. First, the actuator ram speed has been improved from 3 seconds to 1.5, making side-to-side transfers easier than ever for the wakesurfer. To time your transfer, a horn on the transom sounds a series of beeps to let you know exactly when the shift will happen. There are also optional tower lights, which indicate the transfer timing as well. To top things off, all 2014 gates are finished off with a stainless steel  overlay for a sharp look on the water.

 

SALTWATER SERIES – SALT RESISTANCE PERFORMANCE (SRP)


During 2013, Malibu engineers set a goal to produce the most robust saltwater package in the industry. The result is the 2014 SRP package, which includes:

  • Salt Series engine choice
  • Hydraulic steering (V-drives only)
  • Flush kit transom install and Sea Strainer
  • Stainless steel gas shocks
  • Anodized seat base slide assembly
  • Pizza tray (above engine) drain to bilge
  • Anodized or stainless ski pylon
  • Marlon transom drain
  • Grounding & bonding of all components below water line
  • CRC & silicone sealant on all appropriate components in boat
  • STD wire harness added sealed connectors where possible
  • All STD fasteners upgraded for better corrosion resistance
  • STD harness and breaker panels are tin-plated
  • Salt Series badging

 

TEXAS EDITION

 

This limited-edition package is a tribute for our die-hard Texas customers. It features special embroidery throughout the interior as well as a large Texas state emblem sewn into the carpet and Texas Edition swim step. You can’t miss this boat on the lake, with a red, white and blue metal flake gel scheme along with a Texas star. This package is available on the WAKESETTER 24 MXZ and 247 LSV. Long live the Lone Star State!

 

NEW WAKESETTER GRAPHIC


This modern graphic says 2014 more than any WAKESETTER before. This sharp graphic will let all the folks on the lake know that you’re in a brand-new Malibu.

 

CANVAS UPDATES

The revolutionary Hangtyte feature is available on our Great Lakes Covers with tower cutouts. Hangtyte eliminates the need for a support pole, by hanging the cover from the tower with an adjustable cinch. Black covers will no longer be available. CS covers with tower cutouts have better closures at tower feet and the G3 bimini has quick-release slider housings to facilitate removal of bimini for lower tower fold-down and storage.

 

G3 PTM CLAMPING SPINNER BOARD RACKS:


Built to accept wake and surfboards, these racks swivel for easy access and clamp to secure boards and quickly slide off their tower mounts for storage.


MISCELLANEOUS

  • Opened up the color pallets on all interiors
  • Ability to add Metallics to all Deck Bases
  • Two new vinyl colors: Malibu Green and Stratosphere Blue (matching their metallic counterpart)
  • Two new metallics: Dark Blue Metallic and Hot Orange Metallic (matches their vinyl counterpart)
  • Optional hydraulic steering on all V-drives