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Old 02-22-2007, 06:52 AM
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Nice boat, cool graphics, thats all for me to say.....
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:09 AM
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nice boat but that spiderman what's next, count chocula???
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Does anybody know if the "theme boats" have to get special permission to use these Hero's such as Spiderman, Superman, Batman, etc. or even pay a fee? I would "think" the like of DC Comics, Marvels and Warner Bros. would want some type of royalties off of the boats. They certainly "add value" to the boats... Does anyone know? When I drove The Spiderman Super VEE I know that we were NOT allowed to use the Spiderman figure at all. Hence why the boat only said Spiderman and didn't have him crawling down the boat anywhere. And also, did I hear somewhere that the old "Tweet Revenge" Apache raceboat that Larry Goldman use to race got in trouble for putting Tweety and Sylvester on the boat without Warner Bros. approval?

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Yep. There are some great Super Heroes out there and people keep painting Superman all over their shiit. Makes me wanna vomit.

If you want my opinion, paint your boat with something cool, like 42' MTI did buy putting the Tooth Fairy on the side of his......
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They certainly "add value" to the boats...
I have to respectfully disagree. From my research, the theme boats are some of the hardest boats to sell when the original owners are ready to move on. For example the 40 Zuperman Skater had to be completely repainted to move. The Monopoly boat has been for sale for over a year. Many of the old Cigarettes with Looney Toon characters sit for years. The Tigress 42 Cigarette had to be changed.

It seems most of them have to be heavily discounted or changed to sell from what I've noticed.
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I have to respectfully disagree. From my research, the theme boats are some of the hardest boats to sell when the original owners are ready to move on. For example the 40 Zuperman Skater had to be completely repainted to move. The Monopoly boat has been for sale for over a year. Many of the old Cigarettes with Looney Toon characters sit for years. The Tigress 42 Cigarette had to be changed.

It seems most of them have to be heavily discounted or changed to sell from what I've noticed.
YUP...... that seems to be the trend......what I cannot understan is that you might like the cartoon character or was a childhood fan but would the boat owner wear batman or spiderman or speed racer shirts and jackets around town all the time or have a spderman car or SUV but on a boat its OK ?........very cool and technical paint work but resale is brutal....every one built is up for sale 6 months to a year after they are seen at a show.

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Does anybody know if the "theme boats" have to get special permission to use these Hero's such as Spiderman, Superman, Batman, etc. or even pay a fee? I would "think" the like of DC Comics, Marvels and Warner Bros. would want some type of royalties off of the boats. They certainly "add value" to the boats... Does anyone know? When I drove The Spiderman Super VEE I know that we were NOT allowed to use the Spiderman figure at all. Hence why the boat only said Spiderman and didn't have him crawling down the boat anywhere. And also, did I hear somewhere that the old "Tweet Revenge" Apache raceboat that Larry Goldman use to race got in trouble for putting Tweety and Sylvester on the boat without Warner Bros. approval?

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I'd like to know the same since it was one of the reasons my father lost his business..... It didn't even say a name or anything, it was just an image of a "glove" they put on a t-shirt.....
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I'd paint a cartoon character on my $1M boat just around the same time I'd get myself a big Tazmanian Devil tat on my bicep.
I just don't really get liking a cartoon character that much...unless you happen to be someone like Todd McFarlane, who has made millions off of comics.
I love beer, but don't plan on painting a Beck's bottle on any boat I own in the future.
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I have to respectfully disagree. From my research, the theme boats are some of the hardest boats to sell when the original owners are ready to move on. For example the 40 Zuperman Skater had to be completely repainted to move. The Monopoly boat has been for sale for over a year. Many of the old Cigarettes with Looney Toon characters sit for years. The Tigress 42 Cigarette had to be changed.

It seems most of them have to be heavily discounted or changed to sell from what I've noticed.
As we've discussed, I am changing from a theme to a non-themed scheme due to that very fact. Although if I wanted to take the hit it is my money and my choice. I really don't buy boats to satisfy other people but rather to make the best choice for my self. I know you agree B but these yahoos slay me. There, I said it.
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Does anybody know if the "theme boats" have to get special permission to use these Hero's such as Spiderman, Superman, Batman, etc. or even pay a fee? I would "think" the like of DC Comics, Marvels and Warner Bros. would want some type of royalties off of the boats. They certainly "add value" to the boats... Does anyone know? When I drove The Spiderman Super VEE I know that we were NOT allowed to use the Spiderman figure at all. Hence why the boat only said Spiderman and didn't have him crawling down the boat anywhere. And also, did I hear somewhere that the old "Tweet Revenge" Apache raceboat that Larry Goldman use to race got in trouble for putting Tweety and Sylvester on the boat without Warner Bros. approval?

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I don't believe theres any "copy right" issues for private owners to put the characters on thier boats. But when you get into the racing arena you are advertising and that is a problem.

Now the MTI with the Batman on the side was probably built for a private owner and only shown at the show. Even though it is an advertisement ploy for MTI, it isn't techniquely using the character to sell boats (even though we know it is actually the opposite ).
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