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At what age did you buy your first Malibu

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First boat, '86 Kawasaki 550 Jet Ski: 11 (I think I still owe my father money for that thing)

First Malibu, '93 Echelon (well used): 24, no kids, no girlfriend, no commitments!

First new Malibu, '15 23 LSV: 39, wife, 2 kids, mortgage...

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First boat at 24

Second boat at 31

First Malibu at 33, was a brand new Vride

Second Malibu at 35, was a 1 year old VLX

Third Malibu at 36, brand new VLX delivery supposed to be middle of April.

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It was 2007, I was 29, the boat was a 1989 Malibu Sunsetter; $7,700. 

Second Malibu, 2012, I was 34, the boat was a 2004 Sunscape LSV 21, $24,000. 

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I was 14 when I bought my first boat, it was a small sailboat.

I was 24, single with no kids when I bought m first Malibu, it was a '93 Echelon LX.

I was 35, married with a 3 month old son when I bought my second Malibu, it was a '04 Sunscape 21.

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27 (2011): first boat/inboard: 2000 SSLXI. I wasn't married yet and saved up the cash. One of the best decisions I ever made!

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First boat at 50

First Malibu at 50

First new Malibu at 50

I have 2 kids, aged 8 and 5 at the time of purchase. The 'boss' wanted to wait to get a boat until our youngest was reasonably confident in water!

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Not sure why it matters but I'll play

First boat at 24 with no kids

Sold it after 7 years in the fall when kids were baby's after two seasons of very little use

Went 2 seasons without a boat and bought our Malibu when I was 32 and the kids were 3 & 4

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First boat - 16 - 1979 glastron. Rated for a 65 HP max and it had a 115 HP on it! It would do 60 mph +!

Second boat - 17 - 2002 Bayliner Capri with the 135 HP Mercruiser. 

Third boat and current - 30 - 2008 VLX. Loving every second of it! 2 kids/wife. All that good stuff!

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First Boat - 17 - 1983 MasterCraft Stars and Stripes 

Second/Current Boat - 24 - 2002 Malibu VLX 

30 now this will be first summer with a newborn on the boat.

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