The original Malibu TXi reigned as the world's premier ski boat, with skiers setting 10 world records behind it. Malibu drew on its three decades as a ski boat innovator to make the new, second-generation TXi the sport's next legend. The new TXi, like the original, is easy to handle and makes an ideal ski boat for any line length and skill level.
"I am so excited about the future of this new hull and design," said Malibu world record holder Regina Jaquess, who set a pending world record in the Response TXi's second tournament appearance on November 5th, running three and a half buoys at 41 off.
"The wakes are non-existent, and because they are so flat, they do not impede the skier in trying to gain direction across the course," she said, detailing her experience behind the new TXi. "The lack of wake allowed me to gain angle and width to get cross course at 41 off without interruption or loss of leverage, and that was key to my ability to set a new world record."
The 2017 Malibu TXi is available in the classic closed-bow design or the contemporary open-bow model. For both, the new, cutting-edge profile hints at uncompromised performance. Malibu redesigned the famous T-Cut Diamond Hull with a wider bow, adjusted chines and angled strakes. As a result, the new, slightly larger TXi gives a better ride on the water, with increased lift and a more forgiving wake while maintaining its laser-like tracking on the water.
From the helm, the driver will feel higher precision handling at tournament speeds for all three events. Skiers looking to set a new personal best will benefit from the new TXi's utter consistency and performance.
Form, function and signature Malibu style define the new TXi's interior, which features a new, lower dash to improve driver sightlines. Improved ergonomics and storage make the 2017 TXi more user-friendly, and details such as new billet aluminum folding ski racks, glovebox and rear hatch lids exemplify renowned Malibu attention to detail.