the Corvette that runs on water
Merced, CA (Vocus) December 4, 2009
The name Malibu Corvette Limited Sport-V always suggested that this Malibu boat wouldn’t be available forever. That time has come. The last Corvette boat has motored off the assembly line and this storied production run is officially over. Nearly two years and 50 boats later, the Malibu Corvette Limited Sport-V has earned the awards and World-renowned recognition befitting a cultural icon. And while a few production Corvette boats are available at select Malibu Boats dealerships, most of these boats have found homes. Those owners have their rare piece of Americana as well as the satisfaction that comes with obtaining a true collectors item.
Produced from December 2007 through November 2009, the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V was the fastest production towboat ever created. The Corvette truly embodied Malibu Boats “Pushing Limits” mantra. The 505hp Corvette LS7 came standard in the Z06 Edition Malibu Corvette pushed the success of this Malibu boat even further. But this innovative performance machine is more than power and speed.
Dubbed, “the Corvette that runs on water,” this Malibu boat is truly a Corvette. It was not just styled after the C6 Corvette. Every part of this vessel screams Corvette. The Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V was the epitome of Corvette Americana with a long list of powerfully innovative features. A Patented Power Wing Windshield, authentic Corvette high-back seats, an 8-speaker Malibu-Rockford Fosgate Stereo System, rear vents styled after the Corvette taillights and designed for through-hull ventilation, the signature Corvette “Cove” and a hood modeled after the car, which opened to reveal a specific storage center and the core of the stereo system.
While in production the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V earned Trailers Boats Magazine’s Excellence in Design Award as well as the attention of automotive and marine media around the world. This boat was not some hokey adaptation, the Malibu Corvette Boat was a real Corvette and the amazing reaction it received befitted such a boat.
While the acclaimed Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V is no longer being built, there are a small number of Malibu Boats Dealerships who have a Malibu Vet on display. If you never experienced the Malibu Corvette Boat in person stop by and take a look at this performance water sports machine up close and personal. Or drop by one of the Malibu Boats Factories to witness the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V each plant has. You’ve got to see it to believe it. For more information on locating a Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V near you email Chris Crysdale (chrisc(at)malibuboats(dot)com).
About Malibu Boats: Build the best boat possible, give boat owners the best value and enjoy the workplace. Since Malibu Boats' inception in 1982 the mission has been this simple. On the journey from building 100 custom ski boats a year in a small shop, to their standing as the world's number one selling wakeboard and water ski boats, Malibu has become an exemplary American boat company.