Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 18, 2018, 11:31:20 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent Topics

[Today at 11:26:38 PM]

[Today at 11:16:37 PM]

[Today at 11:04:02 PM]

[Today at 10:47:39 PM]

[Today at 10:45:55 PM]

[Today at 10:42:30 PM]

[Today at 10:35:20 PM]

[Today at 10:34:10 PM]

[Today at 10:30:56 PM]

[Today at 10:26:15 PM]

[Today at 10:25:11 PM]

[Today at 10:03:18 PM]

[Today at 09:57:19 PM]

by achu
[Today at 08:31:23 PM]

[Today at 08:22:41 PM]

[Today at 08:06:17 PM]

[Today at 07:54:27 PM]

[Today at 07:20:27 PM]

[Today at 06:24:53 PM]

[Today at 06:24:36 PM]

[Today at 06:24:18 PM]

[Today at 06:24:00 PM]

[Today at 05:55:42 PM]

[Today at 03:37:15 PM]

[Today at 03:34:30 PM]

[Today at 02:49:14 PM]

[Today at 01:54:12 PM]

Support NCKA

Support the site by making a donation.

2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Whats up with Malibu Kayak?  (Read 3759 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Squidder K

  • On the 7th day God created fishing!
  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • Old Squidder's never die!
  • View Profile
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Date Registered: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 3095
Kevin Storm
"A bad day fishing, still beats a good day of work!"
Hobie Quest
Necky Kyook
Hero's on the Water
Veteran 36th Infantry Division "The Fighting Texans"
Patriots Fan since 1967
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=field+artillery+song


bmb

  • The biggest B* on the
  • AOTY Committee
  • *
  • View Profile
  • Location: Livermoron
  • Date Registered: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 6717
I don't think anyone on our site has a relationship to Malibu except for maybe the dealers.  I would say if it is true I would not be overly surprised.


LilRiverMan

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Date Registered: May 2009
  • Posts: 1902
I think Cobra is also having issues, although nothing as dramatic. Too much  competition - or - poor marketing strategies ?
Winner, 2012 Fisherman's Warehouse, Tiki Lagoon - Stripers.

Proud paddler - Pay it Forward Paddle 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017

In the game of biggest fish, if you can't enjoy routinely gettin' your ass handed to you, by great fishermen, then you don't belong in the NCKA.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau


Igor

  • Salmon
  • ***
  • View Profile
  • Location: SSF
  • Date Registered: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 478
I spoke with Malibu rep today - the rumor comfirmed :(

their warehouse is empty, they do not have their production line right now. Rep. told me that we might see some clarification in 2 weeks.

hard week at work ended with bad news that already awaited for 5 weeks XF maybe just my dream (i cannot easily switch to another dealer). may look to OK alternative in reasonable price range with "big guy" capacity


Squidder K

  • On the 7th day God created fishing!
  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • Old Squidder's never die!
  • View Profile
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Date Registered: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 3095
So sorry man :smt010  I know how it is when you get your heart set on something!
Kevin Storm
"A bad day fishing, still beats a good day of work!"
Hobie Quest
Necky Kyook
Hero's on the Water
Veteran 36th Infantry Division "The Fighting Texans"
Patriots Fan since 1967
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=field+artillery+song


FishingForTheCure

  • "I'm going to make dinner because my colors taste like hungry"
  • Manatee
  • *****
  • LOWRANCE & SIMRAD PRO STAFF
  • View Profile
  • Location: Aromas
  • Date Registered: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 11334
..... in todays news, resale value if Malibu Kayaks soars!


jbaker

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • View Profile
  • Location: redding
  • Date Registered: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1040
That sucks, I have owned 2 malibus and they are great boats.


FishingForTheCure

  • "I'm going to make dinner because my colors taste like hungry"
  • Manatee
  • *****
  • LOWRANCE & SIMRAD PRO STAFF
  • View Profile
  • Location: Aromas
  • Date Registered: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 11334
.... and one of JBakers boats is mine now ... all mine!  moohaaaa    :smt044


FishingForTheCure

  • "I'm going to make dinner because my colors taste like hungry"
  • Manatee
  • *****
  • LOWRANCE & SIMRAD PRO STAFF
  • View Profile
  • Location: Aromas
  • Date Registered: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 11334
Well, they have at least one phone left in the office and a worker to answer it.


Igor

  • Salmon
  • ***
  • View Profile
  • Location: SSF
  • Date Registered: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 478
I just found Yak Shack post on FB

https://www.facebook.com/YakShackLLC

"Malibu kayaks will be back online for production in a couple of weeks is what we have been told by Malibu staff yesterday. We will post more information when they get everything running again. This is great news for a great kayak company."


The Nothing

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • De nihilo nihil
  • View Profile YakFish
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Date Registered: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 48
From what I've heard by one of their old reps, the molds and everything have been returned. Time will tell how big of a setback this becomes.
~Isaac
Jackson Kayak Fishing Team
PK Lures Staff
Green Tackle Owner
NRS Team Ambassador


barndoor

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • View Profile
  • Location: Soquel
  • Date Registered: May 2012
  • Posts: 78
hmmm.  The two kayaks I'm currently considering for my first new purchase were a stealth 12 and a trident 13.  Kind of make me lean towards the OK, but I really do like the close in storage on the stealth.....


Igor

  • Salmon
  • ***
  • View Profile
  • Location: SSF
  • Date Registered: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 478
I called Malubu Kayaks on Friday.
the rep told me that likely production will be resumed this week :)


tam

  • Sand Dab
  • **
  • View Profile
  • Location: East Bay, CA
  • Date Registered: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 20
Weird, their website seems to be down atm.

EDIT: scratch that, seems to be working now.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012, 04:31:59 PM by tam »


Fisherman X

  • Sea Lion
  • ****
  • Going to the ocean is going home
  • View Profile
  • Location: Mendo Locos
  • Date Registered: Sep 2007
  • Posts: 3769
I went over to FB yesterday with Coho Joe to pick up his new mini-x at Sub-Surface and heard there was a fallout in MK owners' group. Also that it looked probable/hopeful that production would resume within a couple weeks.

Joe sold a Frenzy and a Lanai at his garage sale last weekend to add another mini to his quiver. Poor guy is down to four boats now. B*stard!
-Success is living the life you want-
Joel ><>