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Old 12-23-2005, 08:13 PM
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Building boats, or not?

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Yep, which size are you looking at buying this spring? We've got new boats in stock!
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:26 PM
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I'd *love* a 37' with side by side bolsters, Millenium cabin, and 525's matched with the Merc ITS. Graphics like the red 28' I've been drooling over on the AT site.

Stick it on a Myco and I'll be down with my life savings of $2.37 to pick it up once the snow melts!

Actually, I figured AT was building boats, but I had read somewhere (here maybe) that AT was no longer associated with Chief. This stuff is awfully hard to keep straight.....
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:05 AM
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I am suprised he didn't post an answer to the question as they are said to be in partnership with Cheif. Something doesn't seem right.
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:23 AM
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Yep, which size are you looking at buying this spring? We've got new boats in stock!
Wheres's my 42-47, Im still waitin, been 2-1/2 years Just stretch my old 37, give me a little more width 9-9'3", throw an xtra step in their or 3, make sure you have over 6'2" of headroom, use space age materials and keep the weight down to around 11-11500 pounds. What the hell ya waitin for, build it under the A.T. name AND THEY WILL COME. Have a good holiday chicken sh*t.
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:54 AM
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Funny, a while back guys were recommending Chief boats
on a few threads. I replied,asking how they could recommend
a boat that wasnt even built yet. I was basically told that the
builders reputations were enough. Sorry,performence boat
builders come and go like the wind, I'll stick with the builders
that have been around for a while.
Sound Advice
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:14 AM
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OK.....I heard through the " RUMOR MILL" and I stress RUMOR MILL.....that CHIEF was done and everything will be ACTIVE THUNDER........again........so before anyone goes nutso.......just info passed on third party. I would also assume that CHIEF reps would have responded directly to this thread with accurate information on the company by now.
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There is no merger between Active Thunder and Chief. It was and is a marketing marriage. Plain and simple: If you want a 28/33/37/42/47 (47 still under development) foot boat built with a quality hull and some Bobby Saccenti influence and craftsmanship; you get ahold of Bobby & Chief Powerboats.

Pat/AT still builds/sells/markets 28/33/37 foot boats just like always.

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what a mess...this makes my brain hurt. Good thing I dont have any money to spend... Good luck to all involved.
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So, what is a 42' Chief worth with it being a one-off and maybe no company behind it? Tough to sell.
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There is no merger between Active Thunder and Chief. It was and is a marketing marriage. Plain and simple: If you want a 28/33/37/42/47 (47 still under development) foot boat built with a quality hull and some Bobby Saccenti influence and craftsmanship; you get ahold of Bobby & Chief Powerboats.

Pat/AT still builds/sells/markets 25/28/33/37 foot boats just like always.

Thanks for clearing that up Brian!!!!

Merry Christmas to all!!
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