At Malibu Boats, Inc. we remain focused on improving sustainability across our product portfolio. We consider environmental impact starting at the design stage of our products, and we continually evaluate the additional ways we can reduce our carbon footprint, energy use, water use, wastes and other emissions.

In 2012, Malibu Boats in Tennessee underwent an expansion and remodel, wherein we installed state-of-the art environmental systems in our lamination area that reduced emissions significantly. Then, we made a similar investment at Cobalt Boats in Kansas. Most recently in 2020, we built a brand new 180,000 square-foot plant at Pursuit Boats in Florida, utilizing these emissions-reducing environmental systems. Beyond facility construction and systems, we continually look for more ways to reduce greenhouse gasses - such as replacing older traditional incandescent bulbs with highly efficient LED bulbs. In 2021, we installed solar panels on our main building and manufacturing facility in Australia, which has capacity to offset energy consumption by roughly 40%, and can generate over 600kWh of natural energy each day. On days we are not manufacturing at that facility, our system typically feeds a significant amount of power back into the grid to be consumed by other energy users.

Malibu Boats, Inc.’s waste management plan evaluates our technologies, procedures and personnel training programs to minimize the quantity of hazardous waste generated as much as possible. New processes and major changes require a documented Waste Impact Study to ensure that we actively reduce waste and prevent pollution at the source. We utilize recycling programs for wood, plastic, metals, cardboard and cutting fluids to minimize waste. And we participate in laundering programs that allow us to reuse supplies to avoid creating waste in the first place.

An Enterprise-Wide Commitment

Malibu Boats

Loudon, TN

  • In 2018, Malibu began its partnership with Loudon County Habitat for Humanity and has since donated enough wood lids from its windshield packaging to provide floor and wall sheathing for over 30 Habitat for Humanity homes.
  • Malibu is geographically located within the Tennessee Valley Authority power grid, whereby 50% of the electricity consumed comes from hydroelectric and nuclear power-generating facilities with zero carbon emissions.
  • Malibu is transitioning its small-part lamination process to closed molding to reduce emissions.

Merced, CA

  • Since 2019, Malibu reduced cutting fluid waste by more than 70% through the installation of filtration equipment that removes tramp oil and debris from the cutting fluid so it may be recycled inside the cutting machines.

Cobalt Boats

  • In 2019, Cobalt initiated a waste reduction partnership with Tri-Valley Developmental Services in Chanute, Kansas, to launder dirty buffing pads. Buffing pads are cleaned by local Tri-Valley employees and then reused by our workforce - resulting in more than 60% waste reduction.

Pursuit Boats

  • Pursuit is geographically located in southeast Florida where recycling wood pallets is difficult and landfill space is scarce. So we commenced a program whereby wood pallets are sent along with scrap metal to one recycling provider - resulting in less landfill waste.

Maverick Boat Group

  • Maverick Boat Group’s Vacuum-Assist Resin Infusion System (VARIS) is used to produce hulls and decks. VARIS is a sealed system that produces fewer emissions than traditional processes - resulting in lower emissions to the environment and less risk of chemical exposure for our employees.