Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Hours

Thanks to all for your business in 2008. We are looking for a great 2009!
CTWS will be closed beginning Wenesday, 12/24 Christmas Eve until Friday 1/2. We will also be open on Saturday 1/2.
We will resume regular Tues-Fri 9-6 and Sat 9-4 hours on Tuesday 1/6.
Have a great holiday season!

Malibu Rockin' Christmas

Only one week left in the MALIBU Boats Rockin' Christmas Promotion!

What would your family rather have for Christmas? The same old, same old or a new Malibu Wakesetter?? Let CTWS make this a Christmas to remember. Come pick out your boat and we will deliver on Christmas Eve!!

Not only that but take advantages of HUGE savings. Also MALIBU will give you $400 to spend in the Malibu Gear online store. Talk about cool stocking stuffers! Malibu shirts, towels, and all kinds of gear. Don't wait for the Boat Show. The best deals are going on right now!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CTWS/MALIBU Boats step up for area charitiy

Two brand new 2009 Malibu Wakesetters were on display at the River Place Country Club for the annual Pro-Am tennis tournament.
It was a fundraiser for the Austin Children's Shelter and CTWS donated an evening out on a Malibu Wakesetter with some wakesurfing lessons.
A good time was had by all and we raised a sizable amount for the Children's Shelter.
Thanks to all that bid and participated!

CTWS/MALIBU Customer Appreciation Party

Thanks to all our friends and and customers that joined us this past Saturday for our Customer Appreciation Tailgate get-together. The early gametime put a damper on some of our plans, but it was a beautiful day, the Longhorns won and we all had a good time.
There is only one Longhorn home game left this season. Come down to the stadium after you've had your turkey on Thanksgiving Day and hang out with us before the Texas A&M game. We'll be at our spot on 17th & Congress about 3:00 pm. Come join us!

Friday, October 31, 2008

MALIBU Boats-School Spirit

It's the #1 Texas Longhorns vs. The #6 Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend.
Competing school color MALIBU Wakesetters are on display for all to see on I-35. Check out the orange/white 23 LSV and the Red/Black VLX in front of our store.
The winner will get the prime spot next week and the loser will have to stay on the back lot for while.
Hook 'em Horns!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MALIBU Response FXi makes Texas debut

The all-new MALIBU Response FXi made its Texas debut at the Lake McQueeney Ski Bees Halloween Ski Show this past Sunday.
The new FXi pulled an "around-the-boat 360" with a Ski Bee in tow to the delight of the crowd during the show. The Ski Bee drivers gushed over the performance of the FXi. Tons of power, so agile, so roomy and a blast to drive were comments we heard all day.
Come see this worthy successor to the Sunsetter LXi's of years past at CTWS-New Braunfels.

MALIBU Pulls 2nd annual Ski Bee Halloween Ski Show

CTWS and MALIBU were proud to pull the 2nd Annual Ski Bees Halloween Ski Show at the Lodge on Lake McQueeney this past Sunday. The Bees were dressed as a wizard, a cheeleader, a fireman and a dancer behind the red Response LXi. We also had some ghosts, witches and goblins that formed a pyramid to the delight of the crowd.
The crowd was also delighted with the debut of the new Wakesetter VLX and MaliView. There were tons of folks that took advantage to see the future of towboats with the new VLX on the water.
The weather was absolutely perfect with clear skies and sunshine with temps in the lower'80's. You gotta love October in Texas!!
Thanks to the Ski Bees and the Lodge for a great season this year. The CTWS/Malibu Crew always have a great time there!

Big crowds for Texas/Mizzou tailgate party

Thanks to all the folks that came down to say hello at the Texas/Mizzou game a week ago. The crowds were the biggest we have seen so far this season.

If you haven't been down to the UT campus area on game day, you really should. Even if you're not going to the game, there is so much to see and do. Everyone is having a good time in a very family-friendly way.

Please don't miss our Customer Appreciation event on Saturday, November 8th for the Texas/Baylor game. We are at 17th and Congress just 2 blocks away from the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum. Come down and show your school spirit!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Texas Football tailgating with CTWS/MALIBU Boats

Come to 17th and Congress St. before any UT Football home game and hang with the CTWS/MALIBU Crew.
We'll always have a cool Malibu Wakesetter on display, so come on by and have a beverage with us!!
Look for us on Saturday, September 27th for the Texas-Arkansas game. We'll be there about 11:00 am.
Hook'em Horns!!
Rob-UT Class of 1990

Thursday, September 18, 2008

09 VLX Wakesetter at the Hula Hut Saturday, 9/20

Check out the new 2009 Malibu Wakesetter VLX in the water at the Hula Hut this Saturday September 20th. We will have a 2009 in the water for you to check out.
We will be on the Hula Hut dock on lake Austin from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. For questions call us at CTWS at 512-244-9777 or for directions to the Hula Hut go to www.hulahut.com

Hope to see you there!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

MALIBU Wakesetter 23 XTi impresses at Ski Bee Ski Show

We selected a MALIBU Wakesetter 23 XTi to pull last week's Ski Bee Show on Lake McQueeney. The reaction from drivers, skiers, riders and observers was overwhelming.
The drivers were extremely impressed with the handling and sharp responses of such a large and roomy boat. They also commented about the complete lack of bow rise and great acceleration and power even pulling up to 10 skiers in a pyramid. Even the hard core, V-drive loving wakeboarders were impressed with the wake when the ballast and wedge were added.
Its not too often that you see such a large boat nimble and versatile enough to hold 13 people comfortably, pull multiple skiers over a jump and create towering wake for boarders. Everyone also loved the Vapor Blue and Black color combo on this boat.
We only have two left. They won't last with the performance they gave last Thursday!

New CTWS/MALIBU Promo Team Boat

A very warm welcome to the Buchanan family as the newest members of the CTWS/MALIBU Promo Team. The Buchanans join the Hamilton family, Billy Garcia and his Freeride Wakeboard School, the Harmon family with Boardstop.com/Wakeboarder.com, and the Water Ski teams at UT-Austin and Texas State Univ-San Marcos on the CTWS/MALIBU Promo team.

The Buchanans selected a Red and White Response LXi for their new boat. Now the official tow boat for the World-famous Ski Bees of Lake McQueeney, this MALIBU will be pulling events all summer long on the lake.


Monday, June 30, 2008

MALIBU Boats at the Mullet Open

CTWS/MALIBU Boats were proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 Mullet Open Golf Tournament. The Mullet Open is one of the largest charity tournaments in Central Texas with over 160 golfers participating. This event, headed by Bucky Godbolt of the Bucky and Bob Show on 98.1 KVET-FM and 1300AM the Zone, benefits the Dell Children's Medical Center.

Malibu Boats were proudly displayed on the beautiful course at Flintrock Falls in Lakeway. Sales/Finance Manager Kevin Brown and teammate Lane Bostick shot a 64 and were just one stroke away from a trophy.
Lots of heat and lots of sun, but a great time and a great event.

CTWS/MALIBU pulls Ski Bee Show #3

CTWS and MALIBU Boats pulled the third ski show of the season for the world-famous Ski Bees of Lake McQueeney. That's two down and two more to go, plus the Old Timers ski show in August.

Young and old were out on the water putting on a great show for the crowd. Malibu's are a much more common sight on McQueeney area lakes now and they sure look great pulling the shows.

Above you'll see the Wakeboarder.com/Boardstop.com Wakesetter VLX pulling a 7 person pyramid.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

MALIBU Boats pulls Junior Development Clinic

MALIBU and Central Texas Water Sports pulled the first of two Junior Development Clinics at the Frame Switch Ski Lakes near Hutto, TX.

There were kids of all ages and abilities learning from great coaches and volunteers. Some were getting behind the boats for the first time while others were working their way through the buoys in the slalom course.

The kids all had a great time and learned a lot from the coaches. Many thanks to Kathy and Ron Ives, Todd Leach and all the volunteers.

There will be one more Junior Clinic this summer. Please check our Events calendar for details.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Malibu Free Gas Special

High gas prices keeping you from getting into that new MALIBU Wakesetter, Sunscape or V Ride? Let Central Texas Water Sports fill your tank this summer.

Come in and buy a new 2008 MALIBU Wakesetter and you will recieve a gift card for fuel.

This offer has some restrictions, so please come in for details.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

MALIBU pulls first McQueeney Ski Bee Ski show of 2008

MALIBU Boats and CTWS pulled the first ski show of 2008 for the world-famous Ski Bees on Lake McQueeney on June 12.

MALIBU has been chosen as the official towboat of the Ski Bees and will pulling shows at the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge all summer long. The Ski Bees quickly recruited the newest member of the CTWS team and put him on the water. Neal Severance was drafted into service in this week's show and performed some great work on the slalom ski to the oohs and aahs of the crowd.

The boats performed perfectly and the first show of the season was a great success.

Malibu/CTWS Ladies Day a big success

Thanks to all the ladies and volunteers that came out on May 29 th for our first annual Ladies Day and Boating 101 clinic. We had some instruction for the ladies on boat features, safety and trailering. After we had some fun on the water with one group getting driving and docking lessons, another group got wakeboarding lessons and tips and the third group got wakesurfing lessons and tips.

A great time was had by all. The time absolutely flew by.

We will try to schedule another event like this soon.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

MALIBU Boats with the Desperate Housewives

Check out the Desperate Housewives of River Place in some 2008 MALIBU Wakesetters.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ladies' Day on Lake Austin

Please join us on Lake Austin Wednesday, May 29th from 9:30-2:00 at the Steiner Ranch Lake Pavilion.

A little instruction, a little riding and driving and a lot of fun. Ladies only!

Space is limited. Please RSVP to info@ctws.us

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MALIBU-New Braunfels Store Open

We're open for business!

Come see the new Sunscapes, Response LXi and Wakesetters at our new store!

Neal Severance will be running the store with Hunter Croan. Neal comes to CTWS from Xtreme Marine outside Little Rock, AR. He has a great deal of experience with inboards and is a pretty advanced skier. He has also landed some big tricks on the wakeboard as well. Come welcome Neal to TEXAS!

Hunter sold sold several boats down there for us last year and we are pleased to have him with CTWS. Hunter's claim to fame is his National Collegiate National Championship wakeboarding award representing Texas A&M in 2002.

The new store is located at 1928 S. Seguin Ave in New Braunfels. Phone is (830) 626-9997. Just take exit # 187 (FM 725) off of I-35 and go east 1/2 mile. We are on the right side.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2008 Wakesetters are moving fast

Wow!!! It's not even summer yet and we have tons of new MALIBU owners. Our new store isn't even open and they've sold 2 boats already!! Some are trading Cobalts and other Inboard/outboard runabouts, some are trading up from Nautiques, MasterCrafts and other towboats. And for a few, this MALIBU is their first boat.

The 23's and VLX's are hot right now. We had 15-23' LSV's and we are already down to 9!! Only6 VLX's left.

If you're thinking about waiting until summer, you should think again. Come in now for a great color selection! They won't last long at this rate!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

MALIBU-New Braunfels Update

Work is coming along nicely! We will be open in a few weeks. Keep checking the website for new details.

We're very excited about this location and the proximity to all the area lakes.

Make plans to stop by and check it out!


Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Dealership in New Braunfels

The rumors are true! CTWS is bringing the World's best selling towboats to New Braunfels, TX! We will be just minutes from North San Antonio and San Marcos.

To get to our new store, just take the FM 725 exit off I-35 (exit # 187), go East about 1/2 mile to 1928 S Seguin Ave (FM 725). We are excited to be so close to Lakes Dunlap, McQueeney and Placid.

Right now, we are doing some renovations to our new spot, but we plan to be open MAY 1!

Keep checking in for more info!!!


Saturday, March 29, 2008

MALIBU Boats at the Hula Hut

In case you missed the last one, CTWS is having another in-the-water Demo Day at the Famous Hula Hut on Lake Austin next Saturday April 5th from 10-3pm.

We had great weather last time. March is always a little dicey. You have as much a chance of having a 80 degree sunny day as a 40 degree rainy day. We're hoping for a repeat of last time.

Come see the whole line of MALIBU's next week. There will be a V Ride, VTX Wakesetter, VLX Wakesetter, 23 LSV and XTi Wakesetters and the big 247 LSV Wakesetter. If you saw these in the showroom or at the Boat Show, just wait until you see them out in the sun! They look awesome!

Come take a ride!! Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Illusion Towers Color Matched

We have a got a bunch of new MALIBU WAKESETTERS with color matched Illusion Towers in recently! I have been wanting to get some of these in for a while now and my new owner/colleague Rob stepped up and got a handful of them!

Take your pick and seperate yourself from the crowd this summer with a color matched Illusion Tower. We have a a vapor blue, midnight blue, dark blue, regal red, yellow, and my favorite a white tower. Our Illusion Tower is by far the best looking tower on the market and now with the color added we even seperated ourselves more from the competition.

Also, our towers are not only good looking but safer than the competition. The visiblity the Illusion Tower offers is awesome. When you are driving a MALIBU Wakesetter you do not even realize you have a tower because of the clean lines! The lakes are crowded so being able to see is very nice versus my competition which offer a jungle gym on a boat for a tower! hahaha

Come and see our new toys soon!!!!!!

Kevin Brown
Sales & Finance Manager

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

MALIBU In the Water Demo Days

Its almost that time again. Spring is almost here and it's time for you to get on the water and drive the world's best selling towboats.

We have a few dates for our In-the-Water Demo Days so far.

On Saturday March 8th, we will be at the Hula Hut on Lake Austin from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM. We will be back again on Saturday, April 5th at the Hula Hut at the same times.

Please keep checking our site. We are working on a few more dates. We are also planning dates on Lake McQuenney and Lake LBJ as well.

Come down to the Hula Hut and take a ride!!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wakesetter VTX on the University of Texas Campus

As part of their Spring membership drive, the University of Texas Longhorn WaterSki Team is displaying an Orange and White MALIBU Wakesetter VTX on campus all week. The boat is all decked out and can be seen in front of Gregory Gym on Speedway between 21st and 24th St.

The Ski Team's MALIBU Response LXi will also be on display near the UT Tower.

We have school spirit here at CTWS!!


Rob- UT class of 1990-Texas Ex Life Member

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The CTWS Blog will have a few more voices soon.

Kevin Brown and Charlie Tassos have expressed interest in giving everyone their thoughts, observations, advice-whatever on this blog.

I'm sure they will give some good stuff that I hope you will find interesting.

Let's see what they come up with......


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Custom color Illusion X Towers

Just another item to distance MALIBU from the rest of the crowd. We now have several of our Wakesetters in with colored Illusion X and Illusion XS towers.

We have a white Wakesetter VLX with yellow and black accents with a yellow tower in the showroom right now. It is a very cool look. Outside we have a black and vapor blue Wakesetter VLX with a vapor tower and it looks great. We have a few more with coordinating midnight blue, dark blue and even some white towers that will be rigged and ready soon.

Come by and take a look!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Big Wakesetter Inventory

The trucks are rolling in! We have gotten three truckloads of new Malibu Wakesetters in since the Boat Show. We'll have another two truckloads in over the next five days.

What does that mean to you? Loads of Malibu Wakesetters to choose from! Right now we are sitting on close to 50 new 2008 Malibu's. Want a VTX Wakesetter? Come on in we have 8. How about a VLX Wakesetter? Sure, we have 9! What about the new-for-'08 Wakesetter 23 LSV? I got 8 of those, too! Heck, I even have four direct drive XTi Wakesetters. Try to find those somewhere else!

Now, I sound like a furniture salesman. Sorry about that. Some of these new boats are just so cool -looking it's hard not to get excited about 'em.

Come by, we'd love to show 'em off!


Friday, January 25, 2008

Boat Show is over!

After working since the first of the year to get everything just right, the Boat Show is over.

At the show we did OK. The traffic was off this year-again! I guess Twiggy the water skiing squirrel just doesn't pack 'em in like they planned. We sold three new Malibu boats at the show and had one show customer come in this week to make it four. We also sold one used boat that was to be a trade-in, so that was ok.

We took a day off on Monday to rest, and Tuesday began the process of moving boats and all our stuff back where it belongs. Just yesterday we finally got our showroom stocked full of boats.

The weather is terrible, but you can browse our inventory in the showroom. We have 17 boats inside. One of every model. From the Sunscape 20, 21.5 and 23 to the Wakesetters. We have 2 VTX's inside, 2 VLX, 2-23 LSV and a 23 XTi and 3-247's. Two LSV's and one 247 RX direct drive.

There all here. Come by and take a look!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

At the Austin Boat Show

After a long day Wednesday of hauling, lifting and polishing, we are in our space at the Austin Boat Show.

We have 20 boats in our display and thay all look great! We have a Wakesetter 23 LSV a Wakesetter 23 XTi and a Wakesetter VTX "on the floor".

It's great to see our boats with the competition right next to us. When you see them side-by-side, there is just no comparison.

Come on over to the Show. Hope to see you here.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Malibu Response LXI and Wakesetter VLX

Today we spent getting the CTWS Promo Team boats ready. The Texas State University Ski Team's Response LXi got some cool graphics applied today. It looks really tough with the Bobcat head on the side. It also displays decals showing the Team's National Championship season.

WAKEBOARDER.COM'S Wakesetter VLX was already pretty pimp, but we added a few more decals to it , too. We're excited to have these boats in our display space at the Austin Boat Show this weekend.

Hope to see you at the Boat Show!!


Friday, January 11, 2008

2007 Malibu's almost gone

Wow! What a winter we are having in Austin, Texas!! We have as many boats going out the door now as we do in the spring and summer months.

We only have two 2007 model year Malibu's left. We started the week with four, but two lucky customers came in and bought a 2007 Malibu 247 Wakesetter and a 2007 Malibu V Ride. That leaves us with one remaining 2007 Malibu V Ride and a Malibu 23 Sunscape. These two boats will be bargain-priced at the upcoming Austin Boat Show Jan 17-20.

Don't worry if you think you may have missed the boat! We have truckloads of new Malibu Wakesetters, Sunscapes, V Rides and Responses arriving weekly. As one of the larger Malibu dealers in the country, we stay full of new Malibu inventory.

Come by our store or come by the our display at the Boat Show next week. Hope to see you soon!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2008 Austin Boat Show

Happy New Year to all!

We are back at work here at Central Texas Water Sports. We are trying to get ready for the Austin Boat Show on January 17th-20th. But we are still taking care of our customers in the sales dept and in the service and parts depts. We haven't had our deep freeze yet, but you wouldn't know it by looking at our back lot. Kenny has as many boats in for service now as we would have in July!

We are very excited about this year's Boat Show. We will be showcasing the new 23's from Malibu. We will have a 23 XTi Wakesetter and a 23 LSV Wakesetter on the floor for all to see. They will really be "on the floor" with no running gear so you won't even have to step up to get a look at the unbelievable amount of room and storage inside.

We have also upgraded our carpet and signage, so we think our Boat Show space will look great.

We hope to see you there!