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Old 06-29-2008, 08:41 PM
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:47 PM
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Super Hawaii went up in smoke back in the early 90s. The owner Kitami, had some great plans to build a lot more than boats. Complete,luxury resorts, with SH boats availble to the guest, racing teams and a 45' SH. It seems the owner had great intentions. Just not enough bankroll for his dreams to be realized.
The 34 will never be built again, the molds were crushed. The 40(same hull as the 37 Midnight Express ) can still be built. Molds are around.
why crush the molds????? why not lease out to another bulider????
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:50 PM
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I will guess that the smaller custom builders are going to be hit harder. They may not have the overhead, but the larger companies have better management and resources. I guess by 2010 we will have only 2 -3 real builders left; Skater, Cig and or Outerlimits. Just a SWAG for the asking!
what about mti???
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Chris , sounds like you and blee are buddies now , Chris your the biggest bs joke on here, I just laugh at some of your ignorant posts, bye to you
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:15 PM
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Marc- what happened to the saber molds. The 22, 24, 28, 34, 41, and and unpaid for 47???? Are they still around?
Not sure, but i think most of the Saber molds are still in the Geholds hands (except the 47, it was never theirs to begin with but it still may be at there building)
yea michigan was a hot bed for great boats

still a few Great boat builders left here

Skater
Tiera
Grand Craft
Sunsation
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Ocean Express??
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why crush the molds????? why not lease out to another bulider????
From my understanding the owner was trying to prove a point to the former owner. I think it's debatable who's point he proved.
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are envisions still built ???
Yep, still being built. They have expanded their market to Europe to get through the tough times here.
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I think Larry is finally and officially retired- but the company still sort of exists.

Jack clark is still in business- don't know what or how many he's turning out these days though...

http://www.jaguarmarine.com/history.htm
There you have it! We spoke with Larry around 2 years ago. A customer of ours was going to build a 43. Deal never happened though.
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I will guess that the smaller custom builders are going to be hit harder. They may not have the overhead, but the larger companies have better management and resources. I guess by 2010 we will have only 2 -3 real builders left; Skater, Cig and or Outerlimits. Just a SWAG for the asking!
I better start sending those guys my resume.
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I better start sending those guys my resume.

That is some funny stuff there I hear there is a company in MO that could use some good salesmanship

Better include the Nor Tech Guys they are cutting edge and in for the long haul
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