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seth 10-21-2015 11:01 AM

New Malibu?
 
Oddly enough this is over on PN.


http://www.planetnautique.com/vb5/fo...on-for-the-g23

beg4wake 10-21-2015 12:58 PM

It's also being discussed on themalibucrew.com

Froggy 10-21-2015 2:21 PM

I hope it looks better in person? Are they still using Indmar engines in them?

bcrider 10-21-2015 2:48 PM

Due to recent events I actually know a little bit about this but the short answer is yes, there is something new in the works for Malibu.

tn_rider 10-21-2015 3:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcrider (Post 1924705)
Due to recent events I actually know a little bit about this but the short answer is yes, there is something new in the works for Malibu.


As in a motor?

boardjnky4 10-21-2015 5:35 PM

New Malibu?
 
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For those that haven't seen it

Someone on themalibucrew said that it has more subfloor ballast than any other boat on the market.

Hopefully running a 2:1 transmission with clearance for a 17" prop.

scottb7 10-21-2015 6:13 PM

Does anyone else think that seadek on either side looks like f'ing s**t?

T_A 10-21-2015 7:26 PM

Nope that looks awesome

markj 10-21-2015 8:46 PM

Yes but, you can always remove it. Might make it look even more like a tri-hull though. Wake boats in general are not as beautiful as they used to be. (old man opinion). More function and less form now. Gotta roll with the times I guess... First manufacturer to master both will make a killing.

markj 10-21-2015 8:53 PM

The bigger question is, why would you put that much traction where no one should be sitting or standing in the first place? I mean, I understand picking up someone at the dock needs a safe place to get in but, you could easily get in the side or nose up and not even need all that "front fender" stuff.

durty_curt 10-21-2015 9:44 PM

Hmm..... Looks like the 'Kirkland Signature' model of the Tige ASR

diamonddad 10-21-2015 9:52 PM

IMO, the front half is FUGLY.

aricsx15 10-22-2015 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by durty_curt (Post 1924733)
Hmm..... Looks like the 'Kirkland Signature' model of the Tige ASR

So what is the ASR to the G23?

boardjnky4 10-22-2015 3:45 AM

Of all the things to discuss, were really going to nitpick the sea deck? Welcome to wakeworld. No wonder it wasn't posted here to begin with.

downfortheride 10-22-2015 6:12 AM

This is awesome! Can't wait to really see what this thing can do. Let's hope it's just not pushing waves and throws a mackin Wakeboard Wake.

durty_curt 10-22-2015 7:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aricsx15 (Post 1924735)
So what is the ASR to the G23?

Equate, Walmarts knock off brand to the real thing :D

YYCBoarder 10-22-2015 7:49 AM

IMO, it's a great looking boat and am very interested to see how it performs.

migs 10-22-2015 8:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by durty_curt (Post 1924743)
Equate, Walmarts knock off brand to the real thing :D

Blahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaah

Nordicron 10-22-2015 9:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boardjnky4 (Post 1924736)
Of all the things to discuss, were really going to nitpick the sea deck? Welcome to wakeworld. No wonder it wasn't posted here to begin with.


Of all things? Well not much else to see from those 2 photos.

ripr 10-22-2015 9:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by durty_curt (Post 1924733)
Hmm..... Looks like the 'Kirkland Signature' model of the Tige ASR

Might wanna slip off those GoGGles ;)

But, don't worry, I'll still let you ride behind mine next year.

boardjnky4 10-22-2015 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordicron (Post 1924753)
Of all things? Well not much else to see from those 2 photos.

You're right, we couldn't possible discuss the added freeboard, the aesthetic design of the outer hull and how it drastically changed from older Malibus. The obvious design queues taken from Axis boats. The walkthrough transom... You're right, the seadeck is the most obvious change to discuss (and inevitably rip apart).

kenv 10-22-2015 12:56 PM

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Heck yeah......

xstarrider 10-22-2015 12:59 PM

Wow you saw all that from those two pics. Daum. I need my eyes checked. I always have liked their styling. Looks sharp for sure. Little Malibu and Axis combined. I will second the seadeck tho. Hopefully an option you can eliminate.


Naw if you're rocking this thing I will be booking a flight.

ralph 10-22-2015 2:05 PM

I cry everytime I see one of these waketugs. My heart aches for some slumpin action

Ttime41 10-22-2015 2:17 PM

Should be interesting to see how it handles considering Malibu has that reputation. That is one heck of a deep V up front.

durty_curt 10-22-2015 2:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ripr (Post 1924757)
Might wanna slip off those GoGGles ;)

But, don't worry, I'll still let you ride behind mine next year.

Guess I better keep inviting you out to the lake! So you can find flaws in the G23 ;)
If this is what Fournier is holding out for, he better build some bigger palm trees to hide it!
Winter riding is almost here Neil, and my heated driver and observer seats are calling your name!

Cabledog 10-22-2015 2:55 PM

Malibu made a Supra... Nice.

07launch22ssv 10-23-2015 6:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cabledog (Post 1924776)
Malibu made a Supra... Nice.

I LOL'd

Fixable 10-23-2015 6:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cabledog (Post 1924776)
Malibu made a Supra... Nice.

They probably got sick of Supra making Malibu's for the last few years. :D

hco 10-28-2015 11:40 AM

Ah, another large, ****ty, over-sized surf machine for the masses.

MCObray 10-30-2015 2:45 PM

:)
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5815/...d8f206af_c.jpg2016 Malibu Boats M235 by Mason Obray, on Flickr

chillinoj 11-02-2015 8:09 AM

I spy some steering wheel controls...

Ttime41 11-02-2015 9:46 AM

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There's a new M235 coming out?

tn_rider 11-03-2015 6:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chillinoj (Post 1925303)
I spy some steering wheel controls...


Correct. As the wheel turns the controls don't move. They stay upright. Way better than supra's steering controls

Ttime41 11-03-2015 7:59 AM

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Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1925336)
Correct. As the wheel turns the controls don't move. They stay upright. Way better than supra's steering controls

If you count having to completely take your hand off the steering wheel to use them as better than sure

Ride 11-03-2015 8:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1925336)
Correct. As the wheel turns the controls don't move. They stay upright. Way better than supra's steering controls

I'd rather keep my hands on the wheel and have similar controls as my car rather than take my hand off and look down for the control...

johnny_defacto 11-03-2015 8:37 AM

It is a Malibu... or an Axis... I can't tell. Doesn't matter, you know it will drive very well and will have a great shaped wake, I just hope it is a wake-forward machine and not a wave-forward machine. I do like the surf-gate under the swim platform. And the steering wheel controls.

The sea deck doesn't bother me, you can always order it without, or remove it. What bothers me is the color. The last few "new boat reveals" that I can think of all had hideous color ways. Just my opinion of course, but that green is not a common or popular color, so why would they build their $160k+ show boat in that color? Wake tractor did it too, same color... horrible. Tige ASR did it too... I am sure I am forgetting a couple others. Next time call up Dave Williams, or Chattwake, or Diggs to pick the colors... they always do really well, picking great colors that the vast majority of people will like, knowing that they will have to sell it at the end of the year.

bcrider 11-03-2015 8:45 AM

^^ah, it's a fairly simple concept.....make it stand out. Your all black boat doesn't get noticed as fast as a bright green one would. It doesn't mean you have to like the color. It's about being noticed and seen,

501s 11-03-2015 11:29 AM

Those steering wheel controls look great to me. In a car, as long as you are going straight, the wheel is always perfectly centered which is most of the time. Not so on a boat at all. Especially surfing. I think having the controls not rotate with the wheel actually makes sense.

Rusty 11-03-2015 1:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ride (Post 1925348)
I'd rather keep my hands on the wheel and have similar controls as my car rather than take my hand off and look down for the control...

Agreed. Supra definitely has a better design in my opinion. Putting the buttons in the center is very counter intuitive to me. Not to mention Supra's wheel looks freaking sick. Not so much on this one with a button hub in the center with no real design on the wheel itself.

LYNRDSKYNRD 11-03-2015 2:38 PM

Lol no one has used it but already there are those that like one better than the other.....welcome to wakeworld.

boardjnky4 11-03-2015 4:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LYNRDSKYNRD (Post 1925382)
Lol no one has used it but already there are those that like one better than the other.....welcome to wakeworld.


+1

Last year, no boats had steering wheel controls... Now you're given steering wheel controls and they're not good enough or the other guy's is better.

http://youtu.be/ZFsOUbZ0Lr0

tn_rider 11-03-2015 4:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ttime41 (Post 1925345)
If you count having to completely take your hand off the steering wheel to use them as better than sure


If you count pushing the wrong button and having to look down because your controls are upside down then sure....if you use them enough you'll remember where they are and what they do without looking.

tn_rider 11-03-2015 4:38 PM

New Malibu?
 
This discussion is nothing without pics right? ☺️
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...708bcb642a.jpg

tn_rider 11-03-2015 4:42 PM

You guys must have tiny hands. Good thing humans have thumbs that are perfect for button pushing 😂

Rusty 11-03-2015 6:33 PM

Just not my style. Not a fan of the looks or how it's laid out. Just my opinion

johnny_defacto 11-03-2015 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcrider (Post 1925353)
^^ah, it's a fairly simple concept.....make it stand out. Your all black boat doesn't get noticed as fast as a bright green one would. It doesn't mean you have to like the color. It's about being noticed and seen,

I think their simple concept is terrible. I have a more better simple-er concept.... reveal a boat that the majority of people would want sitting on their dock, or behind their tow truck, or in their driveway. Show me someone who has an off-grey and dull 70's-era-kitchen-green truck (that is not a company or business designed truck) and I will show you someone who, imo, has horrible taste, and I believe the vast majority of people would agree. In fact, I can say for certain that I have never seen a truck with these colors. I have seen white, black, red, blue, white and black, red and black, blue and black, brown, brown and black, grey, silver, silver and black....etc. Less than 5%, imo, of boat buyers would design their boat to look like this. I am comfortable with that number because of all the boats designed by the buyer (not including the dealer or team boats) on all the boat related forums I visit, I have never seen a boat this color way.

You can be noticed and seen without making people turn away in horror. The xstar reveal did that with their all black boat with the wrap and loud interior. A lot better looking color choice than this malibu. Now, as for the wake reveal of that very same xstar... huge fail. imo.

As for the steering wheel controls, I like the idea. Depending on what I am doing, driving unweighted at speed, surfing, wakeboarding heavily loaded, wakeboarding unweighted... my steering wheel is not always in the same position, having the controls in the same position all the time promotes a very user-friendly helm, imo. Like stated above, this should allow for quick muscle memory and heads up control. imo. Not sure why hydraulic height driver seat and steering wheel controls took so long to get here, seems like a simple addition to make your boat better than the competitors, imo.


Note to reader: IMO was overly used in my reply, imo, but this is wakeworld and our opinions on this forum are not recognized as opinions unless you use "imo", imo.

LYNRDSKYNRD 11-04-2015 6:03 AM

Great post Johnny.....imo

jarrod 11-04-2015 7:38 AM

As mentioned above, most of the time you're driving your boat in a straight line. It's not like a car where the wheel is always moving. Most importantly for OCD guys like me, the steering wheel on a boat is always turned to one side. It's NEVER straight and true. So if your steering wheel, is always sitting at 1 o'clock, your steering wheel controls are are going to be at 1 o'clock also. That would drive me crazy.

jarrod 11-04-2015 7:43 AM

....and loud colors are in. I would rock those colors. Bright colors are fun. I'm sure traditional boring colors that you see on hundreds of other boats will also be available for the more conservation and "mature" crowd.

wakebordr11 11-04-2015 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by jarrod (Post 1925413)
....and loud colors are in. I would rock those colors. Bright colors are fun. I'm sure traditional boring colors that you see on hundreds of other boats will also be available for the more conservation and "mature" crowd.

This is wakeworld. We like our Malibus, Axis' and Nautiques, but only in primary colors, white, gray and black. Anything else is stupid.:D

Thank you.

timmyb 11-04-2015 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jarrod (Post 1925412)
As mentioned above, most of the time you're driving your boat in a straight line. It's not like a car where the wheel is always moving. Most importantly for OCD guys like me, the steering wheel on a boat is always turned to one side. It's NEVER straight and true. So if your steering wheel, is always sitting at 1 o'clock, your steering wheel controls are are going to be at 1 o'clock also. That would drive me crazy.

I think those steering wheel controls are locked in place and the wheel turns independent of them so that they are always in the same place because...boat!

jarrod 11-04-2015 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timmyb (Post 1925433)
I think those steering wheel controls are locked in place and the wheel turns independent of them so that they are always in the same place because...boat!

Yup.

Truekaotik 11-05-2015 4:28 AM

Wakeworld people always gives me a good laugh. There are tons of loud colors on vehicles and boats, to each his own. Thanks guys.. Lmao....

andrew_moreton 11-05-2015 12:21 PM

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Grubb just posted this.

wakesk8er2 11-05-2015 7:52 PM

Looks like another not so close call for the G being taken down. Looks like a lightly weighted 23LSV wake.

tn_rider 11-06-2015 5:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 (Post 1925498)
Looks like another not so close call for the G being taken down. Looks like a lightly weighted 23LSV wake.


😂🙈 i love wakeworld.

boardjnky4 11-06-2015 6:40 AM

lol seriously? That wake looks way bigger than a 23LSV. Also, dude is shredding a wake skate, the boat might not even have full ballast.

ironj32 11-06-2015 12:59 PM

looks promising. interested to know how it's weighted. if that's just stock it's very impressive.

ragboy 11-06-2015 2:29 PM

That is pretty cool that the steering controls stay perfect even when you turn. I wish my F-150 did that!

Redheadd 11-06-2015 3:13 PM

Is this a "no boots" Malibu!?

Redheadd 11-06-2015 3:13 PM

Pop a shuv, get all the luv

tn_rider 11-07-2015 9:03 AM

Wave looks like a lightly weighted 23LSV 😏

tn_rider 11-07-2015 9:03 AM

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...c22a49ea18.jpg

ILikebooty 11-07-2015 12:42 PM

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...8f9027f6c8.jpg

Massi is 6' tall, and he's half way up the wave. Plus there is still wave behind him

ralph 11-07-2015 3:19 PM

Jeepers. It might have hit every branch when it fell out of the ugly tree but that wave looks colossal

wakesk8er2 11-07-2015 4:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boardjnky4 (Post 1925508)
lol seriously? That wake looks way bigger than a 23LSV. Also, dude is shredding a wake skate, the boat might not even have full ballast.

Doubt Grubb is riding without full ballast....

The surf pictures show what this boat was designed for.

tn_rider 11-07-2015 4:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 (Post 1925545)
Doubt Grubb is riding without full ballast....



The surf pictures show what this boat was designed for.


😂 again, I love wakeworld.

wakesk8er2 11-07-2015 4:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tn_rider (Post 1925546)
�� again, I love wakeworld.

Were you on the design team for this boat or is the Malibu Kool Aid THAT good?

tn_rider 11-07-2015 4:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 (Post 1925547)
Were you on the design team for this boat or is the Malibu Kool Aid THAT good?


You assume a wake is mediocre from a PICTURE. Were you on the design team? You obviously know what the boat was designed for......

tn_rider 11-07-2015 5:02 PM

New Malibu?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 (Post 1925498)
Looks like another not so close call for the G being taken down. Looks like a lightly weighted 23LSV wake.


What have you been mixing with you're nautique kool aid?? Go home, you're drunk.

tn_rider 11-07-2015 5:20 PM

New Malibu?
 
Top is a G23 stock ballast. Bottom is the new Malibu....you can't tell from a picture what a wake is like. Both are big.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...42fdf9ae53.jpg

ILikebooty 11-07-2015 6:12 PM

Both are huge

wakesk8er2 11-07-2015 7:59 PM

Judging by the rapid fire posting, it's the kool aid.

tn_rider 11-07-2015 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakesk8er2 (Post 1925552)
Judging by the rapid fire posting, it's the kool aid.


Good one......

grant_west 11-07-2015 9:43 PM

I like the steering wheel controls.

I think it would be cool to be able to turn on your tower lights via the horn button. A few times I have been rolling along at night and you "think" you see something I the water and by the time you look down to find the dash mounted light switch you would have hit the Object! It would be cool to hit the horn and have the tower lights flash or constant on!

MCObray 11-08-2015 2:06 PM

http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/x...pskoppvfo0.jpg

501s 11-08-2015 2:50 PM

Does anyone else get a kick out of surfers crouching up in a ball as small as they can to make the wave look bigger for pictures?

It reminds me of girls sucking in their stomach's for selfie pictures.

goridedoo 11-08-2015 4:53 PM

Since when do selfies involve stomachs?

The crouching just helps give a little different perspective.

CHUCK_K 11-08-2015 5:36 PM

I still suck in for pics though. 😁😁😁😁


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