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Old 09-16-2009, 08:29 PM
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seems like it would cost alot of money to buy that companie, even if hustler is doing real good, in todays market you better be ready for slow sales w/ winter coming on and this kind of shake up i would be real scared of that kind of comitment.
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Being a big Hustler fan, im not so sure this is a smart move for them. Joe should really think this through! Keep concentrating on building and sell bad ass Hustler's like that new Rockit about to go to paint!
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:39 PM
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Being a big Hustler fan, im not so sure this is a smart move for them. Joe should really think this through! Keep concentrating on building and sell bad ass Hustler's like that new Rockit about to go to paint!
I agree, I just don't see how they will ever get the money back that it is going to cost to buy Fountain, if anything maybe come out with a couple of more models like some fishing boats...I just think Reggie bit off more than he could chew with the deal he made with Baja
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:49 PM
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Perhaps this will be orchastrated the same way Fountain acquired Baja. I would assume Brunswick would have substantial involvment in the proceedings.
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Brunswick has no involvement in the ownership of Hustler.
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well if anybody can do it joe can
i bought a 39 rockit this year and i love it
joe,john,mary ellen and everyone at the factory have been so good to deal with,if thay tell you something that is the way it is
thay have been so good to deal with and have made buying a new custom boat very enjoyable
the rockit is all thay said it wouls be and then some
good luck hustler with your future
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well if anybody can do it joe can
i bought a 39 rockit this year and i love it
joe,john,mary ellen and everyone at the factory have been so good to deal with,if thay tell you something that is the way it is
thay have been so good to deal with and have made buying a new custom boat very enjoyable
the rockit is all thay said it wouls be and then some
good luck hustler with your future
I have had four 388's and every boat has been so much fun.Joe is a straight up guy, the 39 will be the next one. We have become good friends over the years, wouldn't go anywhere else. Send me some pics of your boat if its not to much trouble.
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Agree with everything said above. Even though at the time we had a used Hustler Joe, Mary Ellen, and everyone at the factory treated us like we just ordered a brand new boat. Whether we saw them at the boat shows or testing a new boat it was always the same. I wouldnt hesitate to buy another Hustler Powerboat! I think I've been to the factory three times and its always a fun experience!
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:59 AM
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If it is going up for auction then it is possible there will be other bidders or interests there as well. However If it DOES go up for auction I would much rather see another boating company get it that wants to continue the lines.. Jamie / Lakeside
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:16 AM
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seems like it would cost alot of money to buy that companie, even if hustler is doing real good, in todays market you better be ready for slow sales w/ winter coming on and this kind of shake up i would be real scared of that kind of comitment.
According to the marine trade journals, Fountain will be sold in the 4 to 6 million dollar range...
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