Malibu named top trailer builder

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The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, in conjunction with Statistic Surveys, has announced that Malibu is the “No. 1 trailer manufacturer in market share increase for boat trailers” in 2017.

Malibu representatives will accept the award at NATM’s Annual Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.

Introduced in 2015, Malibu trailers set in motion the vertical integration of products at the company.

The process began with the watercraft and will continue into this year with the arrival of a new marine engine developed by Malibu in partnership with General Motors, which the company announced in November.

About 95 percent of customers now order trailers from the company for their new boats, according to Malibu.

The American-made steel trailers are engineered to accommodate clearance, size and weight of the boats. They are built using “jig-and-fixture manufacturing,” are finished with urethane-based DuPont primer and paints and come with a five-year limited warranty.

Options range from custom paint and wheels to runway lighting. 

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