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Old 03-20-2008, 09:41 PM
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Ok who can photo shop a beak on a Baja, at least now a 38 foot boat will be 38 feet
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:54 PM
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Finally.. with todays market place and economy there is a limited amount of room for mass produced(non-custom) entry-level boats and now the arena has been drastically narrowed.
Now we know why they decided not to produce 29 or small beak-boats. for real

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:04 PM
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this came out of Toms River NJ today from NJPPC press release

NJ Performance Powerboat Club Press Release

Brunswick Announces Sale of Baja Marine Assets to Fountain Powerboats

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 20 - /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brunswick
Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced the signing of a letter of intent to sell certain assets relating to its Baja boat business to Fountain Powerboat Industries, Inc., of Washington, N.C. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and completion of the sale is subject to certain conditions.

In preparation for the transition, Brunswick plans to end production of Baja boats in Bucyrus, Ohio, by the end of May, consistent with the end of the 2008 model year. As a result of these actions, the company said it estimates that asset write-downs, along with severance and other costs associated with the plant closure, could total between $10 million to $15million, pre-tax.

"This was a strategic decision to further refine our product portfolio and best focus our resources on brands and marine segments that we believe are core to our success going forward," said Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. "This action in no way reflects upon Baja or the abilities and performance of the Bucyrus work force. We believe, however, that Baja and its dealers will ultimately benefit from being a part of Fountain Powerboats, a company that, like Baja, is a leader in high-performance boats."

When completed, the closing of the Baja plant will mean a loss of approximately 285 positions. Baja leadership will be working diligently to transfer as many employees as possible and practical to either Fountain or other Brunswick manufacturing facilities. For those employees who do not have the opportunity or do not wish to transfer, severance will be provided.

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Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Albemarle, Arvor, Baja, Bayliner,
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:34 AM
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Thats funny marc!
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