Malibu Boats Recognized as Top 5 Most Innovative Company
Malibu Boats is deeply honored to be recognized as one of the 2019 Top 5 Most Innovative Marine Companies according to Soundings Trade Only Today. “The awards honor forward-thinking companies that are changing the marine industry with new initiatives, processes, technologies, internal changes in culture and acquisitions,” stated Soundings Trade Only Today.
Malibu Boats was founded on innovation in 1982, and it has continued to be on its forefront since. Rejecting “good enough” as a substitute for state-of-the-art, Malibu began a dedication to innovation that continues today across all aspects of the business. In 2012, Malibu released our patented Surf Gate™, revolutionizing the world of watersports as everyone had known it. It has also released industry firsts such as the first wake specific hull, the Wedge Hydrofoil now in its current iteration, the Power Wedge™ III, and to this day, Malibu is the only company that produces sport specific hulls for its models. We continue to advance state-of-the-art innovation in watersports boats manufacturing and no competitor can match the features that Malibu introduces.
While it is easy to see the innovation that goes into our products, Malibu’s innovation is not limited to its products. As a company, processes have been implemented to ensure and increase safety for every employee which has led to a true manufacturing milestone. Malibu achieved over three million safe man hours without a lost time incident, and to celebrate, we gave away a brand-new boat to a randomly selected employee.
“We launched these awards to expand the definition of innovation, so it isn’t just about new products. We see innovation in the ways these marine companies are reinventing themselves in a changing marketplace..."
Michael Verdon//Editor-in-Chief of Soundings Trade Only
“We launched these awards to expand the definition of innovation, so it isn’t just about new products,” said Michael Verdon, editor-in-chief of Soundings Trade Only. “We see innovation in the ways these marine companies are reinventing themselves in a changing marketplace. We looked at factors like acquisitions, sustainability efforts, the creation of innovation centers, export programs and workforce initiatives to make the final list.
Being recognizes as a leader in innovation is a true honor for Malibu, and we will continue to make strides in the industry with innovation at our focus. In doing so, we commit to always bring our best to our customers for years to come.