How it all began...
Since 1992, Minnesota Inboard Water Sports has been owned by ONE FAMILY, carried ONE BRAND and had ONE MISSION. Our mission at Minnesota Inboard Water Sports has always been to offer quality products backed with superior service, while always striving to provide complete customer satisfaction. We approach business from a different perspective, we are not in business to simply complete transactions, we are in business to create relationships.
Minnesota Inboard Water Sports is the place to go for best selection of new and used inboard boats in the Midwest. Our goal is to not only find your family the right boat, but to teach you how to properly operate the boat as well. The attention to detail doesn’t stop at the delivery. We take pride in having one of the most experience staffs in the industry. Our staff is not only a wealth of knowledge, but has incredible passion for the sport, our industry and our customer base.
Joe Mueller, and his wife, Pam, opened Minnesota Inboard in Excelsior in January 1992. Since 1992, the company has included their oldest son Matt, their daughter and youngest son Rob. Minnesota Inboard Water Sports has more than tripled their boat sales since opening making them a Top 3 dealer in the World. They are also the only Top 3 Dealer to score over 95% on their Customer Satisfaction Index.
Malibu Boats has turned out to be the perfect partner. Malibu has built a reputation for being the most innovative boat builder on the planet. Factor in incredible versatility and the best wakes in the industry, and you have something incredibly special.
“Malibu is a quality boat that comes with a lifetime warranty. Malibu comes with a Five Year Bow to Stern year warranty which is a testament to the confidence Malibu has in their product. Throughout the state, Malibu and Axis make up over 40% of the market. Malibu has won more Ski Boat of the Year awards in the past decade than all their competitors combined.
While a boat is the first piece of the puzzle, Minnesota Inboard’s Pro Shop also supplies their customers with the industry’s finest water sports equipment. The Pro Shop is full of a complete selection of water skis, wakeboards, wakesurfs, kneeboards, tubes, vests, tow ropes, gloves, wet suits, and dry suits. Minnesota Inboard understands the importance of a proper fit…this is why we offer a Performance Guarantee, ensuring that the ski or board you purchase is right for you and your family.
Minnesota Inboard’s Service Department, housed in a separate building in New Germany, is an integral part of their business. The Brainerd Lakes location also includes a complete service department that works closely with New Germany. Since 1992, the number of service technicians has grown from one to eight. The knowledgeable technical staff specializes in inboard boats, able to handle light fiberglass and mechanical work. Minnesota Inboard’s service departments don’t service jet skis, snowmobiles, out-boards, or runabouts. They specialize in inboards and they do it well and efficiently with quick turn around time. On average, customers get their boats back in one week, even in the midst of the busy summer season. That’s more than a week faster than most service shops can offer.
We are also proud to offer two convenient locations, offering superior service for the Lake Minnetonka Area and the Brainerd Lakes Area. Our Baxter location has tripled sales over the past three years and ramped up their staff from three to nine full time staff members since 2015.
Minnesota Inboard has been a Malibu top ten dealer in national sales for 23 straight years and have taken home an award for exceptional customer service for the past 19 years. In 2013, Minnesota Inboard was the first dealership inducted into the Malibu Hall of Fame. 2015 marked another year of big achievement, when Minnesota Inboard became the first Malibu dealer ever to win the Dealer of the Year and President’s Award in the same year. To add to the dealerships success, Matt Mueller has been awarded the National Salesperson of the Year awards consecutively from Malibu from 2014-2018.
In 2018, the legacy was carried on to the second generation, passing on the torch to Matt and his wife Michelle. “We are extremely excited to keep the business in the family for a second generation of Mueller’s with Matt and Michelle”, states Joe Mueller. “We are excited to see the what the future of the company looks like”.
Start the summer off right by stopping in at Minnesota Inboard to find the perfect boat for you and your family. You’ll be glad you did! Purchasing a boat from our dealership is like joining a second family.
Welcome to the Minnesota Inboard Family!