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Old 04-05-2008, 11:56 AM
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Do you really think I would do that AGAIN, Dave?

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Old 04-05-2008, 01:38 PM
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Hi,Tom,good to see you back on OSO. Still got the F-2 boat? Robert
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:52 PM
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I still have it, Robert. Hasn't been in the water in several years. I am thinking about putting aft bolsters in and setting it up for poker runs.

Want to take it in on trade for something????!!!!

Any fallout from the Passport mess that might affect you?

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:10 PM
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The Passport mess just gives me additional open territory to sell in,I guess Heard today that the Aventura store may remain open under another name. The implosion of Passport is not good news for anyone involved,but like you,I saw it coming. Business as usual for us. Robert
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What does this mean for the Marina /Storage/ & service depts ??
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:29 PM
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Larry, the marina (Hi-Lift) is doing fine. It is a separate entity that leased space to Passport. Premier Performance Marine (service) is also a separate entity that leases space from the marina as well and it is business as usual. The only entity to suffer was Passport. We are very busy.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:47 PM
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Larry, the marina (Hi-Lift) is doing fine. It is a separate entity that leased space to Passport. Premier Performance Marine (service) is also a separate entity that leases space from the marina as well and it is business as usual. The only entity to suffer was Passport. We are very busy.
The owner of Hi-Lift the marina was also a Principal/partner with Passport marine. Andy Sturner/Jim Dillon were both involved with Passport Marine.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:36 PM
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If you are interested in who "owns" Passport Marine, check out the Boating Industry Magazine article written on July 28,2006 titled : "Florida Dealer Goes on Acquisition Spree"

The last paragraph reads as follows:
" This employee/consumer-centric approach helped Dillon and CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER Andrew Sturner (former CBS sportsline.com and Moviefone founder and executive) transform a struggling Formula Boat Dealership at Hi-Lift in Aventura Fl. into a top performing dealer in just two and a half years, the company said, and have helped lead to record sales growth in the region for all of the Formula Boat Lines.

This article is also on a Hi-Lift Marina website.
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Thats interesting. I guess thats why the old HI-LIFT Marina does'nt have any techs there working
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I tried making a deal on that playboy and they just wanted what they wanted. I told my buddy about it and passport told him it was sold. Than I saw it on the web a few weeks ago.
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