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bamabonners

Awesome pink 22 MXZ

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oldjeep

Barbie's dream boat?

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Malibuzer

Crappy ad. I would like to see some more photos though!

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IXFE

Something tells me that boat will be a "leftover" in 12 months time.

Bold move by your dealer!

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BFresh

I think it could look sharp on the water. Would I buy it? Hell no.

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soonerbilly

That's awesome.....I'd love to have it.

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ac88926

I bet it would look really good on the water, and in someone else's garage. I always love looking at the wild colors but never really want to own one.

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Bozboat

Nope.

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vanamp

I like bright colors on the water but not a fan of the shade of pink malibub went with, it seems dull. I think if it was more of a magenta it would look a lot better and a lot less like a Barbie boat.

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mr7

Afun in the house?!

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67King

Afun in the house?!

Ha! I didn't want to call out him, but I did immediately think "Well, it is by Norris, and it isn't blue, wonder what Afun thinks!?"

De gustibus non disputadem est.

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REHinH20

I think someone involved with breast cancer awareness will buy that up. Possibly even write it off.

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ahopkinsVTX

That's really not that bad of a boat. Really only think pink above the rub rail will be seen on the water and that dull ski in the picture makes the whole boat look very dull.

Now I wouldn't order it but it my wife loved it, I would be perfectly fine owning that.

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Technicallyabu

Is the box for vapor blue right below pink? Misclick imo :)

And a 350? Id rather have the new 410 if I was buying a 2016.

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ahopkinsVTX

Is the box for vapor blue right below pink? Misclick imo :)

And a 350? Id rather have the new 410 if I was buying a 2016.

350 on the specs must be an error, as it's not an option for 2016. The 410 raptor is the base engine for 16.

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MadMan

There are some things you just don't do. This goes in the same category as wearing a pink shirt, you don't do it no matter what your wife/girlfriend says.

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DarkSide

I am with ahopkins not my first choice, but if it swayed momma into a boat I really loved. Yep! I would rock the pink with a smile!

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Stevo

I am with ahopkins not my first choice, but if it swayed momma into a boat I really loved. Yep! I would rock the pink with a smile!

My pink M235 is on order ;)

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SkiBumPMC

Just my humble opinion...

The colors that are coming out today, including the metal flake are just not my style. I know some people think they are cool, but there will come a day when these colors will go out of style. I wouldn't want to be the guy selling that pink boat 5 to 10 years from now.

Maybe I'm just old school, but I prefer simple classic designs. I had a 1986 Century Cardel 22 (Basically a V-Drive Coronado), but sold it a few years ago, after growing tired of having 2 boats. I bought it because it was a classic, but also for the weekend cruises, as my Chain-O-Lakes is rough on the weekends and that thing plowed through chop like the Queen Mary. So, the Century was a classic and a real conversation piece. Wherever I took it, people would ask me about it...And that classic exhaust note from the 454 was also a real head turner. I sold it to my neighbor, so I still get to enjoy it, whenever I want.

When I bought my white & green 99 VLX in 2002, I had the dealer strip off all the decals, so it's clean and classic. Most avid inboard boaters probably know what it is, but a lot of other boaters ask me "what kind of boat is that" and they all think it's cool. I've wanted to upgrade to a newer Malibu, although I'll never buy new, as that's just my preference. I've had a hard time finding the right color and scheme for me because I want something that is classic & understated.

Again, maybe I'm just old school...



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BadgerBoater55

I think someone involved with breast cancer awareness will buy that up. Possibly even write it off.

How would one write it off?

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tn_rider

How would one write it off?

I imagine if its used for business. Taking clients on the water/use it for charity work etc. probably have to have breast cancer decals on it. I'm not positive how it works. I had a neighbor write off an x-star because she gave lessons on it.

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67King

I imagine if its used for business. Taking clients on the water/use it for charity work etc. probably have to have breast cancer decals on it. I'm not positive how it works. I had a neighbor write off an x-star because she gave lessons on it.

You can write off boat rental fees at $350 per hour and captain's fees at $200 per hour. But, you may have to put that amount into the company and then disburse it back, I don't recall the details. You just have to have a non-family member on board, and be able to document who it was (basically, a name of a potential client). I would assume a potential donor would be a suitable use for a non-profit.

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SkiBumPMC

FYI, having a "head" on a boat makes it qualify as a 2nd home for a deduction :).

Beyond that, in order to deduct any boat use for business or charity use, you would have to purchase the boat in the name of the business or charity, as well as document the use for the business or charity. I'm almost 100% certain a private party could not legally deduct a personally owned boat on behalf of a business or charity. The possible exception being that you'd donate the boat for charity use, but then you'd effectively transfer ownership to the charity and take the NPV as a write-off.

FYI, as far as a head, I think the boat would have to factory spec'd with a head, not just something you add. The earlier to mid 2000 25 LSV's actually had a head on them. With the price of these boats today, I'm surprised Malibu doesn't spec a head on these bigger boats. Even if no one ever uses them, it still qualifies the boat for a 2nd home write off.

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Pnwrider

Thats actually not bad looking. I could rock that boat. I would tell everyone is used to be Dallas Friday's boat... ;)

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