Malibu Vortec Response Review

Stop dreaming ? Malibu’s entry level Vortec will get you on the water fast.

Malibu Boats has always had a reputation for quality and value for money, and although this company’s boats usually come at a price, the standard inclusions and locally backed warranties can’t be matched by the importers; and they’re made in Australia! 

Malibu has just announced the release of a new entry level Vortec Response. At only $43,500, it’s a very attractively priced boat, yet it still includes the features and quality that have kept Malibu in the number one sales position for more than a decade.

The Vortex Response features 100 percent fibreglass construction, a stylish and practical toughened glass windscreen, and an ‘in laminate’ sound suppression layer for a quieter ride. Custom underwater gear, premium quality 38oz ‘Duraguard’ stain resistant vinyl and triple density foam cushioning all come together to produce quality and performance that is envied by many. 

The Vortec Response is powered by Indmar’s 310hp Vortec engine and is coupled to a Forward-Neutral-Reverse transmission, both of which carry a full three-year warranty including unlimited engine hours. The 310 Vortec has been a stalwart of the Malibu stable for years with ample power and awesome reliability. 

It also comes with standard features Malibus are known for including: premium carpet, patented ‘swivel head’ centre ski pole, bilge pump and blower, tilt helm rack and pinion steering, ultra comfortable driver’s seat with seat slides and lumbar support, windscreen mounted CIPA mirror, navigation lights, lockable glove box and rear boot, tandem trailer with brakes… even a built-in icebox!