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Old 05-02-2008, 04:05 PM
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Default Challenger boats closing doors.

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I just got back from a small local boat show where I crawled around on a 28' Challanger. It had some nice features and some unconventional features not normally found on a "Go-Fast" boat like a power telescoping stern light and smartcraft guages. The Gel coat was slightly sub par but the engine room was very well rigged. As I talked with the sales guy I commented on the leap of faith I would have to take if I was to purchase a Challanger. I didn't realize how true that statement was when I made it.

holy smokes here it is going out of business Imagine making a deal on one of these boats just to come home and read about it going bankrupt. Glad I didn't

I hope the employees make out okay and find jobs.
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A sign of the times. I would probably think that we will see more before it gets better.
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So should I give the sales guy a call and give him the news?
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Probably their biggest production boat was the 28. It was the main boat being used by the LOTO water patrol for a long time. They are now being phased out with 29 Donzi CC's.
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Sad....we're hiring and things have never looked better if any of you guy's know any good laminators / toolers looking for a job.
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So should I give the sales guy a call and give him the news?
what does TCB stand for in your avatar? I saw that on a ocean express cat.
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"Taking Care of Business in a flash"

It was Elvis' logo.

Elvis even had it on the tail of his private jet
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I've got a 28 and love it. 2004 model. May become a collectors item! Yeah, right.
Sad to see any company go out of business, especially one in the marine industry.
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