We’ll be damned; a Corvette inspired water sports boat! As strange as it may sound, but Malibu Boats’ 2008 Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V was made with the blessings of GM. And mind you, it’s not the first time as GM tasked Malibu Boats with creating C4 and C5 versions a decade ago.
The third generation Vette boat by Malibu will be offered in both Z06 and Coupe packages with the Z06 delivering the same power as the car with 505 HP and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the LS7 Corvette engine while the Coupe utilizes the 400 HP Hammerhead 383 V8 engine. -Details and high-res image gallery after the jump
(Merced, CA) – Corvette has remained an icon after 54 years. Uniquely American, it’s a symbol of independence, exuberance and driving pleasure. The Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V symbolizes all of these things and bares more than a resemblance to its legendary landlocked brother. It displays strikingly precise styling cues. From the signature Corvette “Cove” tooled into the hull to the authentic Corvette emblems to the power wing windshield to the rear taillight design used for through-hull ventilation down to the authentic Corvette rims on the custom Corvette trailer.
The Cove. No longer just a place on the lake where you hang out in your boat, the Corvette “Cove” is the at-a-glance characteristic that makes the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V unmistakable. Taken from the C6 design, the cove is uniquely Corvette whether showcased on land or water.
Windows that roll. Malibu engineers paid homage to the thrill of the open road by incorporating windows that roll down into the power wing windshield.
What’s under the hood? The Corvette-styled closed bow becomes impressively functional as the bow hood opens to reveal LED lighting, a dual subwoofer high powered stereo system and specific storage centers.
Corvette, even on the inside. The moment you take your place in the authentic Corvette driver’s seat, you will be at command central of the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V .Everything is at your fingertips, from the keyless start with security code activation to the Malibu in-dash LCD and two banks of multiplexed switches with built-in LCD screens. The servo-driven Medallion gauges peek out from the low-brow dash and can be dimmed to three different brightness settings. The feeling of fingertip control is as immediate as you put your hands on the sure-grip performance steering wheel.
Whether you are in the authentic Corvette driver’s seat, the passenger’s seat or the console-split rear lounge, you will feel the comfort of the plush, 38-ounce Duraguard vinyl seamed with French stitching. Anodized aluminum cup holders, carbon fiber accents, theater-style LED interior lighting are standards that enhance the luxury of this extraordinary boat. The 8-speaker Malibu-Rockford Fosgate Stereo System enables you to create the ultimate, heart pounding, Corvette experience.
Same heart, same soul. To maintain the legendary Corvette performance and renowned speed the Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V is available in both Z06 and Coupe packages. The Z06 delivers the same power as the car with 505 horse power and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from the exclusive LS7 Corvette engine. The powerful 400 horsepower Hammerhead 383 engine makes its home in the Coupe.
Malibu engineers understand that the heart and soul of any Corvette, land or water, is the engine. With a nod to its importance, they have incorporated a clear, Lexan door designed to showcase the LS7 engine, visible when you open the Corvette Z06 boat’s rear storage hatches. Twenty-four bright red LEDs showcase this powerful performer.
What does GM say? When asked about the new Corvette boat from Malibu Gene Reamer, Director of Trademark and licensing for General Motors, had this to say. “Once again Malibu Boats did an excellent job capturing Corvette styling cues and introducing innovative features, which is consistent with Corvette the sports car.” A big smile came over his face and he added, “…they made this boat go really fast, too!”
Complete with custom trailer. No Corvette boat would be complete without a perfectly matched trailer. Malibu engineers have designed this exclusive tandem axel trailer to incorporate all the special details that say Corvette including official Corvette or Z06 wheels, depending on the model. The trailer is just another flawless rendition of Corvette design elements that shows off this very special boat as only Malibu could.
The Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V Boat’s unmatched style, unbridled power, precise technology, global awareness and aggressive modern muscle will certainly make its owners proud and continue its legendary status on the water. The Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V will be sold in limited production through authorized, participating Malibu Boats dealerships throughout North America.
Coved Corvette Styled Hull383 Hammerhead Engine (400hp)Corvette High-back SeatsCorvette Styled HoodCorvette Styled Rear Vents (through-hull ventilation)Stainless Steel Corvette-style Exhaust TipsMultiplexed Switches8-Speaker Malibu-Rockford Fosgate Stereo SystemKeyless Ignition (coded)Shift-by-wire Throttle SystemStainless Steel Underwater GearCustom Corvette Flag Embroidered CoverDepth Finder(2) Seat Heaters3-Outlet HeaterLED Interior LightingLED Underwater LightsPower Wing WindshieldDual Fuel FillsCorvette Flag EmblemsCorvette Signature EmblemsCorvette Trailer w/Corvette Wheels
Z06 FeaturesLS7 Engine (505hp)Z06 EmblemsZ06 Trailer w/Z06 WheelsTwo-tone DashTwo-tone InteriorClear Lexan Engine Hatch Lit by 24 Red LEDs
OptionsIllusion XS Wakeboard TowerPull Up CleatsPatented Power Wedge
Available Gelcoat ColorsBlack, Arctic White, Velocity Yellow, Victory Red, Stratosphere Blue Metallic, Machine Silver Metallic, Atomic Orange Metallic
Available Vinyl ColorsTitanium Gray, Red, Cashmere, Linen or Black. Black accent available on the Z06 only.
SpecificationsLength: 20′ 6″Beam: 93.5″Draft: 22″Capacity: 8 people Weight: 3000 lbs.Fuel Capacity: 37 gallons