Malibu Boats Named Official Towboat of WWA World Wakeboarding Championships

Auburndale, Florida - The World Wakeboarding Association (WWA) announced today that the 2005 World Wakeboard Championships will be towed by Malibu Boats. Including more than eight divisions for men, women, boys, girls and professionals, the World Wakeboard Championships are wakeboarding's most coveted championships. Jimmy Redmon, WWA President explained that the World Championships towboat opportunity became available late last year and Malibu has stepped forward to become the storied event's official towboat.

"We're excited about our new partnership with one of the best wakeboard towboat companies in the World," said Redmon. "It has started a whole new era for wakeboarding allowing the WWA to take the sport farther than ever before."

In its sixteenth year, the WWA World Championships are moving outside the US for the first time. The 2005 Championships will be held at Marshall's Wakeboard Paradise in Maroochy, Queensland, Australia in October.

Malibu Boats, founded in 1982, has risen to the top of the market producing more towboats than any other manufacturer. Paul Singer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing said, "We're proud to be a partner with the WWA in producing the sport's most prestigious event. Fulfilling this opportunity supports the Malibu mission of producing the best product and events in the market." Malibu Boats maintains factories in Merced, California; Loudon, Tennessee and Albury, Australia.

The WWA developed the wakeboarding industry's most prestigious wakeboard event in 1989. The season-ending World Championships has always included the world's best wakeboarders. Past Champions include Scott Byerly, Shaun Murray, Darin Shapiro, Parks Bonifay, Tara Hamilton and last year's champions, Dallas Friday and Andrew Adkison.

For more information, please contact the WWA headquarters in Auburndale, Florida, at (863) 551-1683 or on the web at