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Malibu's Hard Tank Ballast

In the thrilling world of wakesurfing, Malibu Boats is the pinnacle at which innovation meets passion. Malibu's Hard Tank Ballast systems are a product of that passion and the engineering expertise that fuels all of our innovation.

Our Hard Tank Ballast technology immediately separates Malibu Boats from other surf boats. This unique system has been meticulously designed for each model to ensure that every Malibu boat creates perfect wakes & waves, transforming your ride into an unforgettable experience, every time.

WHAT IS HARD TANK BALLAST TECHNOLOGY?

Malibu's Hard Tank Ballast system is an advanced technology exclusive to Malibu Boats and is engineered to optimize the wakesurfing experience. Each model features hard tanks that are specifically designed to fit spaces in the bow, lounge, and stern of the boat to fit below the floor without compromising your seating & storage space.

Controlled through the Malibu Command Center™, the Hard Tank Ballast is designed to precisely displace the weight distribution within the boat by carefully controlling the amount of water within each of the tanks. This innovative approach to ballasting ensures a consistently powerful and customizable surf wake, perfect for riders of all skill levels.

HOW IT WORKS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SURF

The Hard Tank Ballast system on every Malibu boat ensures that the boat produces the perfect wave, allowing the driver, crew, and rider to spend more time having fun or carving up a wave, and less time creating the ideal wave by shifting your passengers, belongings or ballast bags around. Here's how:

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Precision Weight Distribution

The system utilizes between three and six hard tanks (depending on the model). This allows the boat to draw water into holding cells specifically designed to displace the boat deeper into the water. By adjusting the amount of water in each tank, the system rapidly adds weight to or removes weight from the boat, precisely altering the boat's center of gravity, and creating the ideal surf wave.

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Customizable Wake Shape

Whether you're a wake surf beginner or a seasoned pro, our surf system allows for personalized wake settings. Adjust the tank levels to change the wake's height, length, and shape, tailoring it to your riding style. Or just let the Malibu Command Center on your boat take care of all of that automatically with its preset wave profiles.

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Enhanced Stability and Efficiency

The hard tanks are designed for optimal weight balance on each model, enhancing the boat's stability and efficiency on the water. This means smoother, more controlled rides, allowing you to focus on your performance.

THE ULTIMATE ON-WATER EXPERIENCE

The Hard Tank Ballast System works with Malibu's other wake & wave innovations to give the rider the ability to shape the wake according to their preference and skill level for the ultimate behind-the-boat experience.

Superior Wake Quality:

As the industry's best-selling wakeboat brand, we guarantee wakes & waves that are powerful, clean, and consistent every time.

Ease of Use:

 

The intuitive design of Malibu's Command Center makes adjusting your Hard Tank Ballast System easy so you can create your ideal wake or wave effortlessly. Spend less time adjusting and more time surfing.

Versatility for All Riders:

Our technology caters to every rider's needs, from beginners taking their first ride to professionals perfecting their tricks.

 

MALIBU HARD TANK BALLAST: ULTIMATE WAKES & WAVES

Imagine a boat that doesn't just handle the waves but creates them — a boat that makes the best surf wave, tailored to your riding style and skill level. Malibu Boats are exactly that. But they are more than just wake boats; they are your partners in pursuing your wakesports passion.

The key to unlocking the ultimate on-water experience, however, lies in the technology beneath your feet. Malibu's revolutionary Hard Tank Ballast system is a groundbreaking innovation hidden below the deck and designed to take your wake & wave to new heights. Our system is not just about creating a surf wake; it's about crafting the perfect wave every time you hit the water.

With strategically placed hard tanks in every Malibu boat, the system offers unparalleled control over the shape, size, and power of your wake or wave. Whether you're a beginner learning the ropes or pro refining your tricks, our technology ensures consistent, high-quality wakes & waves that adapt to your needs.

Thanks to its easy-to-use controls and that it is a system designed for efficiency and stability, you can spend less time setting up and more time riding the perfect wave. After all, it's not just about the technology but about how it transforms your time on the water.

The Truth In Ballast®

Malibu's revolutionary Hard Tank Ballast system is a groundbreaking innovation hidden below the deck and designed to take your wake & wave to new heights. Our system is not just about creating a surf wake; it's about crafting the perfect wave every time you hit the water.

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