I agree with borist. Do your best and get a new one. That's what i did (http://www.coguacustom.com/productos_kiteracing.php
). But, i think you don't have to wait for a ML unless you are involved in the racing arena at the moment.
There are custom shapers that can bring you a great board with the latest technology and specifications near your area. Look for the IKA box rules compliance, carbon layouts, what the people is saying about that board, or who is in the background of the development and testing process. I think you should care about how long the board is going to live, rather than it's real top performance or weight. You'll get the best performance with the fins set, the kite (check out who is in top rankings, and checkout the technical details of those 2 things), and your own training.
If your local shaper is in the process of register the board to IKA, awesome. Maybe you could get a great discount because there's a time limit for registering and maybe he want to get the first production batch out as soon as possible with an attractive price. Also shipping is a great advantage, local shipping will cost you around 40 USD in your country, 400USD internationally, or even zero if you pick the board up at the beach.
So my best suggestion is start writing emails to all the locals, international or national builders, ask for all of these things, how the board is designed, price, discounts, etc, and take the best option for your needs.