Like Tree0Likes

Why Apache are so expensive?

Reply
Old 10-28-2007, 09:48 AM
  #241
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 9,495
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbo2256b View Post
A few years back I was told the 33 Apache was a damed up version of Don's winningest boat his 39 Squadron with some freeboad added also. This was the narrow beam not shure of were the wide beam version came from.

Don't know about that but the 39 Squadron certainly wouldn't be Don's winningest design- so few were made and even fewer were race boats. My guess would be the 35.
Chris Sunkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 10:00 AM
  #242
Neno the mind boggler
VIP Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
glassdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: toledo oh
My Boats: Batboat, 38 Scarab Thunder, 16 Sidewinder, 27 Magnum
Posts: 12,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche3Six View Post
http://www.predator41.com/

In select video .......scroll down to Spirit of Apache and enjoy!

Mark McManus
Master boatbuilder

That is an incredible boat. Where is it now?
__________________
Throttles- Cleveland Construction 377 Talon
08 OPA Class 1 National Champion
08 Class 1 Geico Triple Crown Champion
08 OPA High Points Champion
10 OPA Class 1 National Champion ( happy now Ed! )
glassdave is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 11:29 AM
  #243
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Comanche3Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 9,273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by glassdave View Post
That is an incredible boat. Where is it now?
Yes it is. Built by the best....Mark McManus. And no matter how many AssClowns try to discredit him with their crybaby nonsense, his credentials are unimpeachable.

Mark McManus......Master Boatbuilder



I believe "Spirit of Apache" is for sale in the Dupont Registry

Last edited by Comanche3Six; 03-10-2013 at 05:51 PM.
Comanche3Six is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 02:24 PM
  #244
Registered
Trade Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
My Boats: 33' Apache (EL BOSS)
Posts: 354
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin View Post
Don't know about that but the 39 Squadron certainly wouldn't be Don's winningest design- so few were made and even fewer were race boats. My guess would be the 35.
Dont think it was his winigest design but the boat Don himself won the most races in 168 or so races. Had some print outs of some of the posts annd emails from like 4 or 5 years ago. Need to go through and reread some of them. Lost some of the info. As I find it I have been attempting to gather it all togeather. Some was just talking with Bobby S. over the phone.
turbo2256b is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 04:25 PM
  #245
Geronimo36
Gold Member
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche3Six View Post
Yes it is. Built by the best....Mark McManus. And no matter how many AssClowns try to discredit him with their crybaby nonsense, his credentials are unimpeachable.

Mark McManus......Master Boatbuilder



I believe "Spirit of Apache" is for sale in the Dupont Registry
PM me your mailing address and I'll drop off the DVD for you to watch....

No discredit to him for what he's done... He managed operations then later built the boats and they were great....he carried the torch after the founding fathers built it....

Here's how I see it..
1. Don Aronow - Hull Designer
2. Ben Kramer - CEO(Venture Capitalist)
3. Bob Saccenti - Original President/Founder
4. Mark McManus - Head of Operations later turned President(government seizure while Benny's trial was going on, then some years later owner)

Benny and Bob were traveling all over the world making name the for Apache and put them on the map by kicking azz! Mark first worked part-time for Benny/Bob then later worked full time when Benny made the offer because Bob left to go out on his own and build the less than 40 ft boats and Benny/Bob were still racing together. Mark worked for Don and was part of the Halter/Cigarette aquisition... This is my understanding...with some details left out to shorten the story. Feel free to fill in the blans if you please..

BOTTOM LINE, THEY ARE ALL TALENTED INDIVIDUALS!



Which brings me to my next point.....this is all the more reason Apache's are still worth a lot to some people nowadays......BTW, isn't that why this thread was started....back on topic..
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 05:54 PM
  #246
Registered
 
OL40SVX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, RI
My Boats: Outerlimits
Posts: 7,223
Default

Didn't McManus build the Tsunami Apache which was a new boat not to long ago, as well the spirt of Apache boat was basically a boat build?? Correct me if im wrong.
OL40SVX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 07:00 PM
  #247
Registered
 
OL40SVX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bristol, RI
My Boats: Outerlimits
Posts: 7,223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedo View Post
What year was that? Must be a SENIOR MOMENT. 1 boat in how many years? You call that a bussiness? You muat have flunked economics.





Eric.
I passed econ, thank you very much. Actually two with spirit of Apache. Im sure if you go to McManus he'll build you a new one. There's really no market for a newer apache. With the price tags that would be on them people could have a kick a** Outerlimits. Cigarette, MTI, or Skater. Even if there was Saber is there as well. You still didnt answer if you have a boat or not??
OL40SVX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 07:01 PM
  #248
Registered
 
lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Miami, FL
My Boats: 41 apache
Posts: 1,359
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post
Lucy, thanks for the pics!!!!
Going to Tahiti tomorrow will keep you posted!
lucy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 07:18 PM
  #249
Registered
 
lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Miami, FL
My Boats: 41 apache
Posts: 1,359
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedo View Post
The real "APACHE SPIRIT" is locked in a cell in Indiana.
Do you mean this guy?
Attached Thumbnails
Why Apache are so expensive?-benkramer-lucy.jpg  
lucy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2007, 07:23 PM
  #250
Registered
 
el indio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,855
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucy View Post
Do you mean this guy?
with all the support he gets from the uninformed O.S.O crew it more like this............
Attached Thumbnails
Why Apache are so expensive?-897.jpg   Why Apache are so expensive?-fu.jpg   Why Apache are so expensive?-lastscan3.jpg  

el indio is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DelawareRiverRunner
General Boating Discussion
51
10-02-2005 05:57 PM
bouyhunter
General Boating Discussion
21
07-10-2005 07:25 AM
alj
Formula
39
09-24-2004 05:00 PM
WetKitty42
General Boating Discussion
27
05-26-2004 07:35 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.