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Old 01-21-2008, 08:34 AM
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Mc's right guys, I was all into the AT's until I saw that website. NOW I REALLY WANT ONE!!!
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B O R I N G. The AT guys have cutting edge boat design, and thay they are going to use basic website, probably a template design, sorry, but it doesn't seem to rep the boats like the cheerleaders promote. If they build a spectacular boat that costs $300k, they should have a spectacular website - at least.

Here is my view on it....A.T.'s website is better than both Nortechs and O.L.'s who sells 2-4 times the amount of units. Websites generate 5% of the sales. Id rather have A.T. concentrate on perfecting their boats, doing poker runs, and getting their product out there, as well as talking with customers and giving demo rides. They have done a 360 since 05' as far as I'm concerned in the quality of their boats.
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I bought our AT on info I got out of powerboat magazine ads. Read what owners had to say about them, and talked to a couple of brothers that raced a boat the same size as ours. Went to the place where they kept it and got a thorough tour (in the middle of february). Impressed with the condition of a boat that was raced in offshore conditions (it was perfect).Talked to Pat Haughey at a boat show in Baltimore, Md. (He sent me tickets) and we wrote a check that day. Numerous e-mails and phonecalls later (6 months worth) and we drove down to Pompano to sea trial and pick up our AT. Did I mention we never rode in an AT before we took delivery.......we went out with Pat and a worker of his, off of Deerfeild Beach into confused 3-4 footers. Boat handled flawlessly partly due to Pats driving skills and the rest because of the product that he builds. I've ridden in many different performance boats includeing Apaches (my brother has owned 4) , Cigs, Scarabs, Sunsations, Panteras and they all are great boats. To each his own Mcc. Or is there a hidden agenda?
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Mc's right guys, I was all into the AT's until I saw that website. NOW I REALLY WANT ONE!!!
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Here is my view on it....A.T.'s website is better than both Nortechs and O.L.'s who sells 2-4 times the amount of units. Websites generate 5% of the sales. Id rather have A.T. concentrate on perfecting their boats, doing poker runs, and getting their product out there, as well as talking with customers and giving demo rides. They have done a 360 since 05' as far as I'm concerned in the quality of their boats.

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Well said Indy.

Thanks from one of AT's 'Cheerleaders"
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That's one of the funnier responses I've seen on OSO.
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The AT guys also focus on outstanding customer service with every client......also much more important than focusing on a flashy website.....performance, quality, poker runs and customer satisfaction sell boats.....a website is an information tool.
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I tink that the biggest selling point (after the boat it self) is Pat spend some time talking to him, hang out at the shop and have a beer and you will be a believer in the love of the sport..................
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Wishful thinking - Packaging is everything, whether it is a brochure or website, the first impression is everything, obviously it is more important than you think. Just a little FYI.
Sunsation's website sucks (they will be the first to admit it) and yet they have a full build schedule for 2008. You can dress a turd up all you want and it is still a turd.
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