This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade seamlessly integrates our FIT Series ballast bags into your Malibu’s factory Plug N Play system to increase the overall capacity and produce an improved wake.
WakeMAKERS exclusive Factory Ballast Upgrade Kits are built and designed to unleash the full potential of your Malibu’s wake. It takes more than just the stock ballast to achieve the wake you’ve always wanted. You want an improved wake because it is proven to make for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Our aftermarket ballast solutions increase the overall capacity of your boat’s factory ballast system for improved performance while keeping the convenience of controlling all ballast with the switches at your dash. The ballast bags included in your Factory Ballast Upgrade are integrated into your boat’s existing ballast system for automated filling/draining.
The WakeMAKERS FIT Series ballast bags included in your upgrade kit has been specially tailored to have a proper fit in your rear lockers. A correct fitting bag shape ensures maximized capacity, easy integration, and better results for your wake. The provided ballast bags include everything required for use with the optional AutoVent System on 2017+ Malibu boats. The ballast bags can be easily removed for winterization and routine maintenance.
In conjunction with your Malibu’s SurfGate, the increased capacity of your factory ballast system after this installation will drastically improve the size of your surf wake.
Every WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed to be a user-friendly DIY install that can be completed in your garage over the course of an afternoon. Don’t want to do a self-install and would rather take your boat to a professional? These upgrades can be completed by your local WakeMAKERS certified boat service center.
Each WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade includes the best fitting ballast bag(s) for your year, make, and model boat along with all the needed ballast hose and hardware to integrate into your boat’s factory ballast system.
Bigger Wake and Better Shape
It is going to take more than the stock ballast system in your boat to get that wake looking you’ve always dreamed of riding. The WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade delivers instant results by adding the additional weight needed to produce the results you are looking for. Unleash the full potential of your boat and build a WakeMAKERS sized wake for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Plug N Play Technology
The WakeMAKERS Plug N Play Factory Ballast Upgrade adds more weight to boats equipped with the Plug N Play factory option. The WakeMAKERS ballast bags included in this upgrade kit go in the rear lockers and seamlessly integrate into your existing Plug N Play system using Flow Rite Quick Release Connectors. The result is a better wake with an improved shape and increased size, making for a more enjoyable wakesurfing and wakeboarding experience.
Automated Filling + Draining
Designed to directly integrate into your boat’s existing factory ballast system, the additional ballast bags included in this WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade will simultaneously fill and drain with your factory ballast tanks. The switches at your boat’s helm will be used to control both the factory ballast and WakeMAKERS ballast bags in conjunction for a smooth, automated process.
This WakeMAKERS Factory Ballast Upgrade is designed and built for your specific year, make, and model Malibu boat. From the pre-assembled hardware kit to the correct fitting ballast bag, this kit includes everything you need and makes it a quick, easy install. This kit is built with marine-grade materials for superior durability, performance, and a clean appearance that looks like it came straight from the factory. Integrates seamlessly into your Malibu’s factory ballast system. The only thing that will change is the size and shape of your wake.
Made in USA
WakeMAKERS ballast bags are designed and built right here at our Bend, Oregon manufacturing facility. The talented team of engineers and bag builders use our innovative bag designs and industry-leading equipment to build you the best ballast bags on the market. We take immense pride in being a ‘Made in USA’ manufacturer.
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