Why Malibu


 The #1 Watersports Towboat in the World.


Our progressive nature and attention to detail has generated 19 “Boat of The Year” awards and 31 Product Excellence awards. The range of our innovation spans from the most impressive “game changing” features to small hidden conveniences only noticed and appreciated by hard core users. Our track record of innovation is focused on delivering convenience and ease of use to new and experienced boaters alike. Some of our most meaningful innovations include:

MaliView dash with Malibu Touch Command 

Perfect, simple styling and easy-to-operate controls give the driver and rider more customization than ever before. Our MaliView system now comes standard along with the Malibu Touch Command center providing lightning-quick control of cruise, presets, media, ignition, lights, ballast, heater, blower, Power Wedge ™, SURF GATE ™ System, navigation and more. Never before has a towboat been this adaptable, from a chill-day at the sandbar to towing the biggest pro contest of the year. Opt for the latest in technology with Mobile Device Gateway including Bluetooth allowing you to control audio and rider presets from your smart phone.

Power Wedge

Power Wedge ™

Automatically position the Power Wedge ™ to increase size and customize the shape of your wake. Create more or less lip with the push of a button, then save your favorite spot on a preset. The Power Wedge has the added benefit of the Auto Wedge Feature, which saves fuel and time to plane. As you are getting on plane, the wedge drops to the least amount of resistance up until you are near your cruise setpoint. Quicker time to plane, less bow rise, and less RPM is needed to pull a rider out of the water. As the boat nears its set speed, the Power Wedge ™ goes back to its set position. This also happens in tight turns. The patented technology of the Power Wedge is what has kept Malibu as the leader in producing the most versatile boats in the industry.



Wakesurfing is forever changed as we know it. Weight your boat evenly and create a long, glassy wave on either side. Switch from wakeboarding to wakesurfing in seconds — no more moving weight around. Malibu’s SURF GATE ™ System (patent pending) is easily controlled by the drivers tap on our Malibu Touch Command screen. Gone are the days of listing the boat to one side and cramming your whole crew in the back corner. This is an innovation you will have to experience to believe. Available on any 2013 WAKESETTER.

Tower & Accessories

Nothing says “Malibu” more than the eye-catching, modern look of our forward-sweeping, Illusion G3 tower. One person can easily lower the tower below the windshield with its weightless, gas spring assisted design. Accent your tower with speakers and lights and keep your wakeboards and wakesurfers out of the way with a tower that accommodates up to four racks (industry leader). Add the G3 oversized bimini or the Z5 Cargo Rack to protect yourself from those long days in the sun.

Engine Options

Intelligent performance, smart engineering, custom calibrations and the best warranty in the industry. Choose between the following motors in the Monsoon lineup: 330HP 5.7 L CAT, 350HP 5.7 L CAT, 410HP 409/L96 6.0L CAT, 450 HP 427/LS3 6.2L CAT or the Supercharged 555HP 572/LSA 6.2L. Talk to your dealer about what you plan to do on the water, and let the right engine and precision machined Acme propeller do all the work.

Other Innovations and Key Features

  • Quad Hard Tank Ballast
  • Patented Fiberglass Engine Chassis System (FibECS)
  • Swim platform “fin saver”
  • Gorilla Fins
  • “ Rope saver ” swivel head pylon
  • Pull up pylon
  • Dual gas fill feature
  • Venturi speedometer pickups