Malibu provides first glimpse of new Monsoon V8 Engine
New Aussie-hardened bent eight will come in two states of tune, clean, lean and green

2020 malibu monsoon m5diMalibu Boats has given the world a first official glimpse of the new-generation “Monsoon” V8 engines that will power future generations of its watercraft.

The US ski, wake and surf boat maker has also revealed the engine is likely to come in two states of tune, teasing that buyers will be able to choose between 350hp “M5Di” and 400hp “M6Di” versions of the powerplant.

The details, including a partial image of the new powerplant, were leaked in an announcement from the company that the new direct fuel-injected engines had received a top five-star “extremely clean” certification rating from the California Air Resources Board.

Malibu said this made the new Monsoon powerplants “the lowest emissions engines in the industry”.

“Direct injection technology and the design of our exhaust with a three-way catalyst has allowed us to be able to calibrate to lower emissions than ever before,” Malibu lead drivetrain engineer Scott Peterson said.

“We also have the only fully integrated heat exchanger in the industry, which includes the oil filter, transmission cooler and heat exchanger all on the closed-cooled circuit.

“This makes for unmatched durability in brackish or saltwater and lower engine temperatures for better efficiency.”


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Axis Wake Research™ is proud to announce the all-new 2019 T23, the traditional-bow, performance-minded, value-driven watersports towboat.

AXIS 2019 T23The 23.5-foot flagship of the T Series is moving into its second generation, which means a great thing just got better. With seating for 16, a huge wake and wave as well as a plush interior and quality construction in a traditional bow shape, the T23 checks all the boxes.

The layout of the T23 is ideal for families, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this boat is only good for afternoon cruising. The T23 tops out at 4,600 pounds of available ballast, which makes a completely different class of wake with over 1,500 pounds more ballast than the competition.

“The all-new Axis T23 fits more wake performance and style into this family favorite 23-foot size than ever before. This was already a really popular boat, but with the second-generation upgrades the 2019 T23 is going to be everywhere.”

This boat is not yet in production in Australia, but will be coming soon!