The Malibu Boats Story
In 1982, six California friends channeled their shared passion for waterskiing into designing and building a new wave of ski boats.
They named the company Malibu, for the coastal paradise where enjoying watersports is a way of life. Rejecting “good enough” as a substitute for state-of-the-art, Malibu began a dedication to innovation that continues today. That focus on innovation has made Malibu the undisputed worldwide towboat leader with a long roster of industry-firsts, including:
- The first Wakeboard Hull
- The Wedge Hydrofoil followed by the Power Wedge II
- Surf Gate™, which revolutionized watersports by generating an endless, controllable surf wave
No competitor can match the new boats, innovations and features that Malibu has introduced since 2010, and we continue to advance the state of the art in watersports boats.
Malibu built a loyal following from seasoned enthusiasts, accomplished pros and families seeking all-out fun on the water. And they’ve made us the world’s largest manufacturer of watersports wake, ski and surf boats. Today, Malibu builds one out of every two towboats worldwide.
Our 500+ employees build Malibu and Axis Wake Research boats in three manufacturing facilities in Merced, California; Loudon, Tennessee; and New South Wales, Australia.