New Prostar for 2012?

swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,811 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
edited June 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
Does anyone know if there will be a new Prostar hull for 2012? I've heard rumors it's true, and the contrary.
Scott Calderwood

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  • D-LawD-Law Posts: 51 Baller
    They had better because they are playing catch up now to the SN200
  • 94009400 Posts: 558 Solid Baller
    I just hope they lost the mold to that 1998 hull!
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,811 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    That hull and the foil rudder! I haven't really cared for a Prostar hull since '91-'94. Something similar to that boat, with modern day technology would be cool.
    Scott Calderwood
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    They wanted to have the new hull ready for 2012 production, but it's not. '12 production started using the current 197/190 hull.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,811 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Is there a chance they would introduce it mid-season, or would that mess with the promo boats being built/delivered?
    Scott Calderwood
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 742 Solid Baller
    I've heard, from what I would consider a pretty reliable inside source, that they are working on a new hull. I wasn't told a release date.
    Anthony Warren
  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    They are definitely working on a new hull. Have a couple of test boats built. Wasn't ready. They want a game changer like the 200 was.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,911
    how are they going to do that....make a hover craft that has no wake?
    Bob Grizzi
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,811 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Maybe they bought 196 molds from CC? ;-)

    I'm just glad to hear they're putting some R&D into their ski boats, versus just wake barges. I don't blame for going after that market though.
    Scott Calderwood
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,117 Baller
    You can bet it wont be as nice as the Carbon Pro
  • waterskicoreywaterskicorey Posts: 116 Baller
    I hear that Malibu is also coming out with a new boat to replace the Response, anyone hear anything else?
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,911
    I heard something along those lines for the Malibu from a credible source (don't ask who).
    Bob Grizzi
  • DWDW Posts: 1,681 Crazy Baller
    Malibu had a proto version at the King of Darkness. Many of the items on the boat very skier friendly (opposite of wakeboard / bling friendly) along with hull changes.
  • scotchipmanscotchipman Posts: 3,751
    edited July 2011
    DW, Please tell us more about the new Malibu. Over the winter I heard they were working on a new ski boat and possibly placing the gas tank in the center which sounds like a great move if true.
    - President of the Utah Water Ski Club
    - Owner at Still Water Lake Estates
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,811 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I wish someone would take ideas from the ZX-1and utilize the center mounted V drive, with center mounted gas tank. That boat handled and skied like few others.
    Scott Calderwood
  • WishWish Posts: 7,010 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited July 2011
    I think that Zx-1 or Svfara/Infinity Sv One was great for erganimics. Huge up front legroom with big bench seat, easy step over transom. Big walk around room. One of the best interior desines for the 3 event purest. IMHO. :-).

    http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&category=Comp_Boat&postid=14559
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    Theres a reason the svfara and infinity did not succeed. i know, that one above was mine. I will say it was a great boat as far as build quality and comfort. but it sucked as a 34mph boat. the wake at 15, 22, 28 was like hitting a curb. the 22 wake felt like a fire hydrant was open wide. also the boat did not turn well around a right turn island at a ski lake. the nose would dunk in and you get spray all over the windshield and the rub rail would constantly fall off. Theres a reason why I sold a near perfect condition 2008 ski boat for 15999. it sucked for my use. better barefoot boat probably!
  • DWDW Posts: 1,681 Crazy Baller
    The proto Malibu featured some hull changes to improve the wake, there are visible differences between it and current, it is the same size as an LXi. Interior sported a matt black dash and a taller/shorter windshield, both to cater to the ski crowd. Tank was in the current spot, or at least no mention of it being moved.
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,117 Baller
    Infanity sucked. If it would have been great it would be the boat to buy. I hated the wake and it didnt handle well.
    Nautique 200 and Carbon Pro Rock

  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,832
    DW, how can you have a taller AND shorter windshield at the same time?!?!?
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • WishWish Posts: 7,010 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Rodltg2 .... Ya I did hear the wakes kinda sucked. Did not know about turning issues. Wow. I still agree with swc5150 in that they had some good interior ideas and similarly so did Sea Rays inboard ski boats but they sucked for wakes as well.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • bxroadsbxroads Posts: 219
    edited July 2011
    I must sit down more than you fella's. I hate the ass end of the 200, no where to sit you or your stuff when getting situated to ski.
  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 742 Solid Baller
    Agree, the aft end of the 200 is really bad, especially compared to the CP
    Anthony Warren
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,689 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Order the "folding chair" option instead of the backboard.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • MCskiFreakMCskiFreak Posts: 316 Baller
    There are cg regs that make designing a mid-mounted tank difficult, and the new regs for permeation barriers and charcoal canisters makes it even more difficult.
    Matt Welton - Resident boat nerd
  • DWDW Posts: 1,681 Crazy Baller
    Shorter on the sides so you can reach out or talk to someone beside the boat. Taller in the vertical plane for better visibility. Sorry for the missing word.
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