Malibu Boats' new MaliView
in-dash 6.5” LCD display transforms the display to color with home theater-style
resolution, visible in full sunlight. MaliView allows you to control, monitor and
customize boat functions with intuitive 10-button navigation. The new dash display
also gives you the ability to view video on the water, from a variety of sources,
live or recorded. The screen also will show the pre-set positions of Malibu’s famous
wake-producing Power Wedge. After-market rear-mounted mini video cameras send signals
directly to the 6.5” screen so the helmsman can view the movie star’s action and
antics, in what is Malibu’s latest exciting new contribution to the theater and
stagecraft of wakeboarding.
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We’re told by the folks at Malibu that already many wake dudes have dubbed the company’s
new MaliView screen a “must have” option. Malibu says – and we don’t disagree –
that MaliView could be the best instrumentation centerpiece ever developed for the
water sports market. According to Dan Gasper, Director of Research and Development
for Malibu Boats, “MaliView brings our boats” unique features together in one easy-to-use
system, but we are just scratching the surface. The only thing limiting the capabilities
of MaliView is our imagination and we expand that everyday.”
The Boat’s Vital Signs
MaliView presents critical boat information in a large 6.5” graphical color format
and includes 10 buttons for easy boat system navigation. The “Cruise” button cues
graphical Precision Pro Speed Control information and displays additional gauge
information as well as current stereo play selection at the bottom of the screen.
The “Gauges” button reveals format choices for various gauge data. Simulated analog
gauges, digital gauges and graphical depth are just a few of the options.
Pre-Programed Speed and Wedge Settings
MaliView displays pre-programmed wedge settings for individual dudes.
Precision Pro Speed Control can be turned on or off and the speed can be increased
or decreased from any of these gauge screens. The “Preset” button takes the user
into a graphical list of available preprogrammed settings. This new thumb-nailed
list of presets makes the choice quick and easy. Every boat equipped with the MaliView
comes standard with 7 presets and each of those can be easily modified to the boat
owner’s personal preferences. Additional Presets can also be easily added to the
list of choices, says the builder.
Lights, Action, Roll ‘em
One of the most talked about MaliView features is video connectivity. MaliView offers
RCA inputs, video as well as left and right audio, in the glove box for easy video
source attachment. Video sources from DVD players, to camcorders, to rear-view cameras
can be used with this system. Brush up on your wakeboarding skills by viewing instructional
DVDs like Waketrix on the boat. Then record and review your progress behind the
boat. You can even battle it out on gaming systems in the boat.
Cue the Babes
Instrumentation can be displayed in analog or digital formats.
Think of the exciting possibilities: be a Guitar Hero, spark a Karaoke Revolution,
tackle Madden NFL, play re-runs of Blond Ambition for the babes! MaliView can also
display still photos from a digital camera for easier viewing in the sun or to share
with the rest of the gang on the boat. Malibu is finding new fun uses for MaliView everyday.
The possibilities are endless.
New “Auto Wedge” Feature
Auto Wedge is a new Malibu feature that works with MaliView and is available on
all 2009 boats excluding the Ride Series, Response and Response LX. Auto Wedge automatically
adjusts the Patented Power Wedge to improve the time it takes to get on plane
and reduce fuel consumption while pulling a rider. The company says that during its
own internal testing of the new product, the Auto Wedge feature enabled the boat
to reach the Precision Pro Speed Control set speed 33% faster and used 30% less
fuel when pulling a rider.
In addition to videos and digital pictures of your loved ones, the screen can
also display navigational information.
MaliView has a hard-coat anti-reflective lens that is sonically welded to the display
housing, says Malibu. This seals the display from water intrusion, reduces light
reflections off the lens, and helps to protect the lens from scratching, they say.
The MaliView system has the ability to be upgraded with future software advancements
and additional features via 2.0 high-speed USB.
MaliView is available in all 2009 Malibu boats, excluding Ride, Response and Response