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Thread: Malibu sues Nautique
11-08-2013, 01:40 PM #1
Malibu sues Nautique
I think many people saw this coming.2010 Moomba XLV
Gravity 3, wake plate
I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
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11-08-2013, 03:10 PM #2
maybe i'm in the minority here, but I don't get it. 2 products are similar in the end result but take 2 completely different routes to get there. make a superior product with a superior end result and you don't need to sue..
I have heard that 'bu is cash strapped and for sale. perhaps this is an effort to rake in $$ off licensing fees now that they see nautique are selling boats..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
11-08-2013, 03:57 PM #3
This to me is like one boat company sueing another because they use the same color combos....Or the fact we have more then 1 wake boat to begin with LOL.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
2013 Mojo 2.5 Skylon Tower. Bestia < Beast >
11-08-2013, 11:12 PM #4
In the end, only the lawyers make money, all of them.2011 Mobius LSV
11-08-2013, 11:58 PM #5
Nautique counter sued malibu... Yep just the lawyers earn their keep.A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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2007 Outback V ~ sold
11-09-2013, 12:19 PM #6
Malibu has no chance in hell of winning this. Upon reading the patent documents, is seems quite clear to me:
Patent #8,539,897: Continually refers to an upright diverter or flap that is pivotally mounted along the longitudinal axis of the boat. NSS in not a flap, nor pivotally mounted, nor along the longitudinal axis.
Patent #8,534,214: This is actually for the steerable tracking fin that Centurion is using. It refers to a steering fin along the centerline of the boat, which NSS has nothing to do with.
The issue is that Malibu's patent application was too detailed (possible due to requirements of the patent laws). If they had patented a "planar device at the rear of a boat to enhance boat wake", they would have been okay.Brian Roberts
2001 Outback DD
11-09-2013, 06:13 PM #7
Malibu is just mad because NSS is so much better.Dan
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11-10-2013, 10:03 AM #8Senior Member
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I doubt Nautique waited and just copied the Malibu Idea . It takes years of R&D to bring new things to market. If anything Malibu had to step up the introduction of the SG to beat Nauti to the punch. As a result its been modified several times and still dosnt work as well as the Nautique NSS. Plus its just plain ugly. Malibu should have learned from Mastercraft and Obama about rushing things then having to deal with all the problems. They did learn how to blame others for their short comings .
11-10-2013, 12:36 PM #9
Re: Malibu sues Nautique
Spoken like a true Natique owner.Drew
2015 Supra SG
11-10-2013, 04:28 PM #10