(Merced, CA) – Malibu Boats received a 7th consecutive Boat of the Year Award from PowerBoat Magazine on May 3rd, in Los Angles, CA. The awards winners were selected after the magazine's rigorous Performance Trials in Parker, AZ, Sarasota, FL, and San Diego, CA. More than 40 performance boats were evaluated independently by two teams.
This year's PowerBoat Magazine Boat of the Year award was granted to Malibu Boats for the new 2008 Wakesetter 23 LSV.
This honor makes Malibu the only boat company in the history of PowerBoat Magazine to have earned seventh Boat of the Year awards in a row. Dan Gasper, Director of Research ad Development, accepted the award for Malibu Boats during the Product Excellence Celebration in LA.
Since its inception, the pride Malibu has taken in its products has netted recognition throughout the industry. The company has accumulated 18 Boat of the Year Awards and 25 Product Excellence awards. Yet, the restless spirit and motivation for perfection never stops.
Paul Singer, Vice-President of Sales of Marketing, explains this phenomenon. “I have said it before… These awards are a great pat on the back for us, but as soon as the high fives are spent, we get right back at it. There are so many more innovations that our engineers are working to perfect. They are competitive by nature and these awards just push them to develop that next industry first.”
The 2008 award winners are profiled in Powerboat's special June issue.