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Old 03-05-2006, 08:43 PM
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I am with a client who has sold mostly fishing boats over the years, but is looking for an entry level recreational boat line to carry. I also have a client who sells Stingray's. I have been VERY impressed with the Stingray line, mostly in the quality to price mix. They have an 18' boat that runs 48 mph that sells new for $13,775, and it is a nice setup for an entry level boat, nice quality, nice finish, nice options, all that stuff. And at $13775 the dealer is not making a killing, but he is making a little money.

So anyway, I am wondering, is there more than one manufacturer with this quality to price mix? I am looking for a line a guy can sell to the entry level market. Thanks!!!

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Chaparrral! Make a great Boat!!!
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checkmate...great entry level sport boat, great for lakes, been around forever, and i sure like mine
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Chaparral makes a GREAT boat but relatively expensive. A local dealer that sold hundreds of maxums every year switched to Chaparral 2-3 years ago and has done very well with them. For a mid level boat, I was very impressed with Rinkers price/quality mix. Larsons seemed as bad as Bayliners.
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Checkmates make great entry level boats and also have a great offshore line...
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Sunsation - Nice bang for the buck. Not nany models so the dealer doesn't have to "load up" tp get a good representation. Customer service is reported to be good.

Fountain - Great boat, great history, well made, company seems to be on a upward trend.
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If I were to sell boats, it probably would be fishing boats instead of performance boats. I read somewhere that for every performance boats sold, there are like 7 fishboats sold.
Ideally, I would sell huge, expensive, yachts
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I am looking for the "entry level" sport boat line, fishing boats sell like crazy, but margins are VERY thin, I am confident some things my office is doing with several different industry players is going to drive demand in the entry level sport boat line, so I am just curious as to what lines fit that model.

Stingray makes a hell of a boat for the money, and I know there has to be others, so I am fishing a little for brand names. This sector of the market is one I do not know well.

Thanks for the input...
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