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Old 12-30-2005, 07:24 PM
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Hopefully it starts a trend!! I'm pretty tired of seeing McDonald's red and yellow...with a touch of lime green, purple, three shades of blue and others all mixed together!!!

Hey, the 90's neon colors were cool for a year or five...but have you seen how stupid they look now?
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Dealers should make good money on every deal,but we seldom do. If it was easy everyone would do it. Most of us make a living ,but it's more of a passion. Where else can you take out your inventory,show it off,run a few pokerruns and still make money?
See, this is where I have a bit of a problem.

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My "Brand New" (let's just say..) $280,000 boat, has already been to two or three Poker Runs - Driven by the dealer.
Now, a poker run isn't a race, but, said dealer sure doesn't want his boat to show poorly. How hard has my "Brand New" boat been run during the break-in period??
Is there a depreciation for this? I think there has to be.
In my opinion, this has just become a USED boat. It has been run (not just test driven), it has likely had a drink spilled in it, and it has seen more than 10 hrs. (i'm pulling the 10 hrs. outta my wutza, but, for a comparision to a road vehicle...).

I'm not feeling real bad for the dealers right now - "Where else can you take out your inventory,show it off,run a few pokerruns and still make money?".

Everyone else pays for the luxury of doing this sort of thing.
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:40 PM
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Hopefully it starts a trend!! I'm pretty tired of seeing McDonald's red and yellow...with a touch of lime green, purple, three shades of blue and others all mixed together!!!

Hey, the 90's neon colors were cool for a year or five...but have you seen how stupid they look now?
100% agree!!!!
It's a badazz looking boat, and I also can't stand these 6-7 tone paint jobs.

Donzi makes a great boat. I'd take a 33 ZX or Daytona.
Classy rides, and still performs.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:04 PM
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Sources tell me that a boat that "retails" for around $400k probably cost the dealers somewhere around $200-240,000 depending on the sales program they comitted to with the manufacture.[/QUOTE]


Trust me thats way off
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I dont subscribe, any pics?
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I am sure there are huge margin swings between builders and even within a given builder. I agree that prices are out of control.

If you looked at the same magazine with the 42 OL review, they were changing almost $3K for sculptured carpet (must have a little profit in that!). That particular boat listed for almost $1M and was for sale (a few pages back) for $570K. As it is always said, you have to pay to play.

Back to the 43' Donzi, I really like the looks of the boat and was very impressed with the speed it hit with triple 525s. Great job Donzi!
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Is it the one in classifieds?
http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-7942.html

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:35 PM
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You would have to be a dumb a$$ to buy a new boat from a dealer that was not a new boat. A Poker run is not a demo, I would not buy one unless it was new. Factory testing only, would you spend that much for a dealer to dog your boat out at a poker run?

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I like the donzi stock look & solids blue red white
Yeah, me too. I get to finally water test mine tomorrow!
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I really think that when I, a new boat dealer show up at a pokerrun, we bring our latest/greatest products to show off to the public. I have never dogged a boat at an event. They are not races,they are for friends/dealers,companies,sponsors all to participate and have a fun,safe weekend. If a demo has been run @ an event it is usually discounted even more. We pay a big premium just to afford the luxury of showing up at an event. Our boats are very expensive and we pay our sponsor fees to show/demo/ our boats at events. We all enjoy boating but some of us have to make a living at it.Let's face it boats are expensive,but the bottom line is,you get what you pay for!
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