May 22, 1982 Bob Alkema, borrowing money from his father, and his friend created the company Malibu. At first they produced 2 boats per week. In the first year of their existence, they produced more than 100 boats, and their popularity grew along with sales. Then they could not even imagine that by 1996 they would become the largest manufacturers of high-quality boats in the world.
Today, Malibu celebrates its 20th boat launch season. She became the largest manufacturer of custom-made boats and one of the most technologically advanced companies. The success of the company is built on the interest of its employees, in Malibu Boats there is a special system for encouraging employees who work for a long time in the company. They are invited to participate in business ownership of the enterprise.
The future of MALIBU is the embodiment in its products of the individual requirements of customers, water skiers and their families. The result of such activities was the unprecedented award 9 Ski Boat jf the Year (“Boat of the Year”) received from industry publications, performance at 11 World Record performances, General Motor's choice as a partner in the Corvette Limited Edition Ski Boat Project (“Production of a special boat - Corvette ”), as well as the award for the best design from Performance Report WakeBoard for Malibu's Wedge (competition in boarding sports).
Since the launch of the first Malibu Skier boat, technology and design have progressed, but the company's philosophy and approach to customers, that is, what made Malibu so popular in the beginning, continues to flourish as it approaches the third decade of its operations.
Malibu is the first and only boat manufacturer to have full-scale production. Plants on the East and West coast of the United States can deliver products worldwide. Three factories provide resources for new products and expand the distribution network, which means better services for customers.
The company's plants are located in Australia, Tennessee and California. The Australian company was built in 1995 and is now Australia's largest boat manufacturer. The Tennessee plant delivers products to the East Coast of the United States, as well as to growing European markets and the Middle East market. The California plant, built in 1997, is a new and modern boat manufacturing company.