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Old     (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-12-2006, 2:57 PM Reply   
I've been looking at a 247 bu. I have an '06 Tige` 24V, but the 247 may take me over to the dark side. Haha. Actually the Malibu dealer is 5 hours closer, and a really nice guy.
Anyway, I'm guessing since the 247 is a newer model, there probably won't be any major changes for '07 but colors, etc.
Has anyone heard any news?
Also, for those that already have a 247, would you opt for the 8.1L or the base hammerhead 400hp, and why?
I boat at 2800' above sea level, so more power is always good.
Thanks in advance for non-brand bashing replies!!
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-14-2006, 1:30 PM Reply   
You will be blown away at the new boats that are on tap....
Old     (festivus)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-14-2006, 1:36 PM Reply   
John- I have the 8.1L in my 247, when prop-erly prop-ped it is awesome. I would go that way again, with the 8.1 again. I haven't run it enough to get a very accurate breakdown of gph used. I live at 6400' above sea level, so I can relate to the more is better regarding power. I am also interested in the new stuff, but will be sticking with my 247 for a few years. Darn.
Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       06-14-2006, 2:07 PM Reply   
buguru, how about some details on what's new??
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-14-2006, 7:29 PM Reply   
Master Sgt. Now wouldnt you like to know.... Lets just say that there are some great ideas comming out.
Old     (mimafour)      Join Date: Dec 2004       06-14-2006, 8:36 PM Reply   
it is malibu's 25th anniversary. i am sure they will not disappoint on such an anniversary. i think buy 2010 they will buy out mastercraft. one way to eliminate competion is to buy them out.
Old     (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       06-15-2006, 5:08 AM Reply   
I was over on Planet Nautique and someone mentioned 'Bu has a picklefork coming out next year. Is there any truth to this?
Old     (massattitude)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-15-2006, 5:53 AM Reply   
Metalflake is in, Kind of looks like a Bass Boat.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-15-2006, 7:10 AM Reply   
"i think buy 2010 they will buy out mastercraft."

.....that's funny. Just becuase they sell more boats, that doesn't mean they are making more money.

Also, Malibu just redesigned the VLX in 05, and the LSV in 04. The 247 in new also, so I would count on seeing anything new for a while outside of accessories and graphics.

Old     (festivus)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-15-2006, 9:56 AM Reply   
J-rod- that seems logical, but it is a fierce market, so I bet we see something new or different. Maybe a gadget...
Old     (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-15-2006, 10:07 AM Reply   
I think an 07 is in my future
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       06-15-2006, 11:27 AM Reply   
I heard they were coming out with a new color scheme, black and red.
Old     (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       06-15-2006, 11:34 AM Reply   
No metal flake. New models hmmm.. I will keep ya guessing on that...

Shane.. looking at a 07??

25th annv. edition is going to be a limted quanity...
Old     (mcsammamish)      Join Date: Jun 2002       06-15-2006, 11:58 AM Reply   
J-Rod, so if their making more money on lower volume, then their prices are???
Old     (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-15-2006, 1:22 PM Reply   
yep looking at a 07, I think I will get what I need, just a guess
Old     (jcv)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-16-2006, 9:43 AM Reply   
I heard from a friend (who most Malibu owners aren't on speaking terms with anymore) that just got out of touring the Tennessee factory that Malibu has a center-console fishing boat (a la Mastercraft) and a 20-foot V-drive in the works.
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-16-2006, 2:08 PM Reply   
Yes, V-drive response is what I heard
Old     (cbrown)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-16-2006, 8:05 PM Reply   

They have had a center console fishing boat for quite a while. It was a response lxi with the engine under the center console and steering helm. It was built for someone who works, never saw it in action only pictures.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-17-2006, 5:56 AM Reply   
They also have a 20ft V-drive. I just toured the factory yesterday. I think maybe the 20ft V-drive is the response V-drive you are talking about Darren.
Old     (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-19-2006, 8:57 AM Reply   
Leo: I thought you hated Malibu, yet you're touring the factory? j/k

Thanks for the replies everyone.
I just want a heads up on what's coming, if there are supply issues, I don't want to be left out in the cold.
Old     (vlxray)      Join Date: Mar 2005       06-20-2006, 6:16 PM Reply   
I've heard rumours of a mini VLX. A 20 footer to compete with the X-2 and the new crop of smaller wake boats.
Old     (_jason_)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-20-2006, 6:45 PM Reply   
Supposidly there is a "VTX" which is the smaller "mini version" of the vlx.. i guess we will see..
Old    live2wakeboard            06-20-2006, 10:25 PM Reply   
New graphics and new interior. I heard that it was off the hook im really excited to see it. I would love to get a 247. I have a VLX but 247 is a lot of boat.
Old     (wakeman21)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-21-2006, 12:01 PM Reply   
i also heard that the new 2007 "VTX" is the smaller 20ft v-drive. also i heard that the response lxi will have a corvette z06 engine with a monstrous 505hp
Old     (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-21-2006, 5:13 PM Reply   
20 ft v drive and a limited edition response lxi
Old     (summerobsession)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-22-2006, 8:58 AM Reply   
Any details on changes for the 247?
Can't wait to see new graphics, I sure hope they are truly new and don't follow some trend started by other boat builders.
Someone mentioned new interior. For all models or just a few?
I'm probably gonna place an order the day after my dealer can order an '07.


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