To further illustrate the point - during Shootout weekend last year we were going through the no wake under the bridge. We were within "waving range" of four TG's during our idle through. Not one wave back, they just looked at us. We also went past three boats that were made by another prominent offshore builder - the crews waved back like they were having the time of there lives. I remember my buddy commenting "What's up with the Cig guys? They don't wave like the XXXXXX guys do.
Now my friends aren't into boating like I am, but they have learned to recognize the popular brands (my work is never done ). If they have this perception, being around performance boats every summer, just imagine the perception of the average Rinker / Chap / etc. family when it comes to us performance boaters.