They had a party a few years back, and they sure did brag about a lot of things then, and now the phone is disconnected, and others are not saying anything - makes me wonder what happened and it doesn't look good.
They alway would post way back when, but nothing much in the last year or more.
My problem with this is the fact that Chief used this site to hype and promote their boat and company for a LONG time. Now no one will address the question of the status of the company. Some of the founders are still posting on OSO (so they are around), but not addressing this subject.
I can only ASSUME that there must be some legal issues abound, and no one from Chief is allowed to speak.
I wish the best for the company and all involved.
Last edited by Emaginashun; 01-04-2006 at 10:16 AM.
Isn't Marc Blondin (Boatme) with Chief?? Maybe he can comment on the situation so the rumor mill can stop.
I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!
[QUOTE=Boomer 880]My problem with this is the fact that Chief used this site to hype and promote their boat and company for a LONG time. Now no one will address the question of the status of the company. Some of the founders are still posting on OSO (so they are around), but not addressing this subject.
What ever gave you the idea that they usesd this site to promote Chief, oh you mean this thread that had over 7,000 views
Chief Powerboats - The Beginning of a new tribe sounds like it was more than a marketing marrige at one time (good post to read is 86)
I wish all the parties involved well, and hope that Chief boats are built, but boomer is right they used our board and our posts to promote their idea, so wouldn't a comment be the polite thing to do. The don't have to spill all the beans or go into all the gory details just something to all of us that wished them well.
Why can't a boat company be regarded the same way that custom cars and motorcycles are?
Boyd started bulding cars on a small level as did say Jessie James with choppers.
Why are people so ornery about their "Lack of boats"? I would venture to guess that the most critical people here aren't in the market for their boat(s) anyway. Do we criticize them just because they won't have a boat at "The big boat show" to drool over?
If the crew at Chief only build one boat at a time, so what. Everybody starts a day one.
Whew, I feel better now... Back to *****in'
Some might say it is none of our business but in addition to the fairly recent promoting on OSO, a party was also organized through the board to promote the Chief company. Two years ago in Grand Rapids OSO members icluding myself came from all over MI, IL, & IN, to hear a "big announcement". We all paid money to attend, stayed in hotels and got to listen to their pitch for close to an hour. (it was a fun party )
Chief has had a ton of publicity and hype for over two years on this site, please don't fault people for being curious to the outcome. I am sure no one would fault them if they made one or two boats, or even no boats. But if you draw people into to your hype you should at least make a comment
Last edited by Ms PatriYacht; 01-04-2006 at 04:30 PM. Reason: boy am I a bad speller
Well said Ms. PatriYacht.
My opinion (For what it's worth) is that curiosity comes in two forms, the "Gee Whiz" and the "Critical".
I'm sure that any represenative from this company would be more than happy to field gee whiz questions. Unfortunately, the rep would probably be inundated with the critical. And we all know that bantering on a website is far too easy and quite frankly, bad for business. You would have to assume that the project has not gone as smoothly as they (Everone else?) expected. Otherwise, pics of that boat would be refered every other week. I understand the curiosity (I'd like to know myself).
As far as parties go, I'd like to go to every "New, greatest boat on Earth" party for the party. For me, it's the people. I could never go under the pretense as an investor and I don't try to fool myself otherwise.
What is a marketing marriage?
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