Malibu tests secret engine in Australia’s toughest proving ground
Australia’s hardest-working ski club has given its tick of approval to a new-generation 5.3-litre V8 that will power future Malibu products
To test it, the Albury-based boatmaker handed one of the V8s over to what it believes has Australia’s harshest test environment: Myuna Bay Waterski Club.
“When we got an engine out here we said ‘Right, what we want to do is try and break this thing, and put it through the harshest environment we’ve got’,” Malibu Boats Australia driveline engineer Chris Maney said.
“Over all the years I’ve worked here we’ve had one particular spot in Australia where we’ve found the worst environment, so Myuna Bay Waterski Club, we do a lot of work with them.