Malibu 9.5

9' 5"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Malibu 9.5 Description

Have a blast atop the all-new Malibu series! It’s all about fun and comfort—and if you like to control your own destiny, we’ve got options. These compact, stackable, easy-to-paddle, straight-tracking solo kayaks will turn heads as you master the waves with ease on our super-stable 9.5’ and 11.5’ sit-on-top hull designs. Comfort comes easy on the Malibu, thanks to a newly designed AirGo™ molded-in seat and seat pad with an adjustable AirComfort™ backrest. No matter your size enjoy comfortable leg room with calf rests and molded-on foot wells. And don’t forget your beverages! The Malibu 9.5 comes equipped with three cup holders.

Malibu 9.5 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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Malibu 9.5 Reviews

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Picked up the 9.5 as a…

Submitted by: RaffOutLoud on 5/26/2021

Picked up the 9.5 as a second boat after using the Malibu Two as a tandem (now solo).

The first big thing about the 9.5 is the increased stability. The W-shaped / hotdog-in-a-bun hull shape makes it feel rock solid on the water.

The new seat is very comfortable and easily adjustable. Serious upgrade from the ones you get with the Malibu Two. The storage wells are huge and have their own scuppers for proper drainage. The built-in storage in front of the seat seals well but isn't huge... good for smaller stuff like keys, phones, etc. OK put in a excessive amount of cup holders but it looks like a couple can be converted into rod holders.

This is a killer little kayak for anybody wanting to get started with something decent and not break the bank.


I really wanted to hate this…

Submitted by: DaveTheKayaker on 7/13/2020
I really wanted to hate this boat but I wound up loving it. I had one for a week as a beach rental and it was incredibly fun for playing in the waves and surf. It is very wide and stable yet somewhat nimble making it a lot of fun. Definitely a large platform that would be horrible on flat water, but it is great for noobs to get their first taste of paddling, relaxing on a bay or sound at sunset, or playing in the surf zone.

I have this and it by far…

Submitted by: paddler550295 on 9/4/2019

I have this and it by far the best ever!!!! everyone need a start kayak,this should be it

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