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Old 02-15-2002, 09:38 AM
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Default HTM won't give back the deposit !!!!!

I friend of mine put a 5k deposit down on a new HTM. After all that has happened to the company HTM said they won't be making anymore boats. He's going to fight them for his money back. He also said that he saw almost all the molds outside in the yard. Looks like there closing up shop. He had to go buy a Eliminator for 100k instead. Any insite?
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Old 02-15-2002, 09:48 AM
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I thought I had heard that they were going to keep going??
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I also hear the same thing?
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I heard several people are interested in buying the company. At this point everything is rumor.
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WOW!
What a shame... I hope someone will take over and keep the HTM on the market. I know if I had the money I would look into owning a boat company.. that would be way cool.
I can imagine that the family is in deep shock over this whole tragedy. They may just need some time to sort things out.. Lets hope so, hate to lose a good boat company...

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My lawyer would be up their ass ten times a day...The word out of the camp was that they would continue...now they are keeping peoples money and closing up shop...Hope this is not true...because this is something that could really tarnish their memories.....

kchotboat...said it ...rumors everywhere..
is someone going to buy the company?
company in financial trouble before the accident?
company closing after accident?
company will continue?
no seats in boat?
no life jackets on board?
More than double the limit?
many rumors about the breakup of the boat?

Like scarabrick said any insight to any of these rumors.
can any of these questions be answered yet?

One thing is fact..it would be a shame to watch this company fall off market because of this..somebody needs to pick up the company and carry on the name and boat.
 
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I have not heard of this yet but I will find out. I just spoke with someone that just received a video and info packet. Hope it isn't true.
 
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Crash where did you read they had no seats in the boat? I have a hard time believing that one if they where planning on making some high speed runs.

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I remember back when I was first looking at cats and tried out a couple HTM;s

Buddy was telling me to buy it bad.
Reason is not because he liked the boat.
Because the initials would work with my name


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Like someone else said, it would be awesome to OWN a boat building CO. But alot of work has gone into this company and a very tragic event can cause alot of things to go wrong

I am sure alot of people can remember when Harry Christianson was killed a few years back. I am so glad that Advantage continued on in his memory and grew strong.

I think someone will step up and continue HTM's great ways in honor of those who strived for so long.
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Default Hope this helps set the story straight

Just talked to my buddy here in SC today after I read this post. He has an HTM also. He talked to Lia (Steve's wife)@ HTM today. She said they are still building boats and have no plans to stop building.
I hope that this post was some kind of screw up in communications and not done deliberately to hurt HTM in carry on with their business. They have enough on their minds.
Their business # is 661-268-1309 if you are considering an HTM. They are good hard working people and a pleasure to deal with.
I have been a happy customer since the day I took delivery back in Jan. of 99!!!
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