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Can you still order a 21VLX or it is just dead ?


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Hi Guys,

Do you think it is still possible to order a brand new VLX 21 ? it looks like you can still built it on the website.

Reason I'm asking that, is because 22ft will be too big for my docking.

And I don't really wish to go for a 20ft. Of course I can go with a 2013 or 2014 used boat, but for this price I prefer to spend a little more and built the boat the way I want it to be.

Thanks a lot for your comments

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The 21 VLX is actually 21'6" so does the last 6" make a difference and if so some dealers are still holding onto 2014 stock, may not be exactly what you want but I am sure you can get a great deal on one since it is going to be discontinued and they are gearing up for the 2015's.

My dealer is sitting on 3 right now.

http://www.greatwakesboating.com/new_vehicle_inventory.asp

Didn't realize you were in Switzerland shipping might be an issue.

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@ jb 156 : thanks a lot, and your right shipping could be an issue, but the main issue will be the gas and exhaust noise restriction in Switzerland. I know a new boat requires some modification in order to be approved for Swiss registration. So a stock boat in USA is not a possibility for me and it's a real shame.

About the 22, yes it will make a big difference, because it is wider and longer and I'm already a bit over the maximum size, so for sure a 22 will not work :-(

BTW, just got the answer from my dealer, the 21VLX is not anymore available for a new order. I'm a little bit late with the order and I can only blame myself. s*** !

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With that gel coat pattern a wrap would look great or it wouldn't be hard to change it if you have a good gel coat shop.

I was thinking about the gel coat shop, but I don't know if there's somebody doing that in Switzerland. Is a paint shop (for car) able to do it as well, or it is not recommendable ?

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well, then a Supra SC, Mastercraft X-10 or a Nautique G21 ;-)

For me, Malibu is the best boat in the industry, so I will not go with another brand, even if it can meet my criteria. I prefer to stay with my current Vride in this case.

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I was thinking about the gel coat shop, but I don't know if there's somebody doing that in Switzerland. Is a paint shop (for car) able to do it as well, or it is not recommendable ?

I will let someone else chime in on this (about an auto painter) but talk to your dealer, surely they know someone, or do gel coat work themselves.

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@ jb 156 : thanks a lot, and your right shipping could be an issue, but the main issue will be the gas and exhaust noise restriction in Switzerland. I know a new boat requires some modification in order to be approved for Swiss registration. So a stock boat in USA is not a possibility for me and it's a real shame.

About the 22, yes it will make a big difference, because it is wider and longer and I'm already a bit over the maximum size, so for sure a 22 will not work :-(

BTW, just got the answer from my dealer, the 21VLX is not anymore available for a new order. I'm a little bit late with the order and I can only blame myself. s*** !

Hi Smooky,

I am also in Switzerland, and there was a post on here a month or so ago, from a guy ('Sam') who imported a 23LSV into Switzerland. It seems he had no issue getting it CE marked, but suffered from the local dealers refusing to carry out warranty work.

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?/topic/50652-reliability-problems-and-extremely-poor-service/

If you can convince your local dealer to carry out the work, the CE mark and the noise regs may be easy to pass.

Cheers

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OneCent, it is actually my dealer, but the color choice is just the most boring I have ever seen...

sorry you don't like the color as this is MY boat. We can still wrap it for you with Stefan the dealer :-))

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sorry you don't like the color as this is MY boat. We can still wrap it for you with Stefan the dealer :-))

Pictures look like you're based in Villeneuve. Close to me in Montreux. Are you upgrading to a different boat, or just getting out of it completely?

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randv,

it was exactly my thoughts about importing a boat. Really doesn't wroth it, if it will be a pain in the neck.

I'm in touch with 2008vlx, and we are trying to sort out a solution for the color scheme.

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Pictures look like you're based in Villeneuve. Close to me in Montreux. Are you upgrading to a different boat, or just getting out of it completely?

Yes my boat is in Villeneuve. What boat do you have so i will recognize you on the lake?

From 2008, i have changed my VLX every year (so it's my 7th VLX). I must admit tha i have no children, so a little bit more money to spend ont the boat. I will certainly upgrade on the 22, but the 21 is enough for me.

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