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Old 05-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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I am conducting a quick and fun survey to use for a research paper that I am developing for an English class at Green River C.C. in Auburn, WA. Please answer the (6) questions below. You may email your response to [email protected]
I will be able to utilize all responses given by May 28th!

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1. Will past manufacturers such as Cobra, Carrera, and Ultimate be resurrected with new ownership? Yes or No.

2. As of the middle of 2010, how many additional custom performance boat manufacturers across the U.S. would you expect to close operations? 1 to 3, 4 to 6, 7+.

3. When will the next “brand new” (not current molds rebadged) custom performance boat manufacturer enter the market?

4. Do you feel that the days of “production” that created floor models as we have seen from Fountain, Donzi, and Baja etc. have ended? Yes or No.

5. Describe the custom performance boat manufacturing industry in 3 words or less:

a. from 2006 to 2007
b. from 2008 to 2009
c. from 2010 to 2011
d. from 2012 to 2013

6. If presented with an opportunity to become involved with custom performance boat manufacturing ownership; would you enter the market now? Yes or No. If no, when do you feel the potential return on investment would allow you to consider it?
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:11 AM
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1. Will past manufacturers such as Cobra, Carrera, and Ultimate be resurrected with new ownership? Yes or No.
Carrera is very much still in business thus does not need to be resurrected. The original owner (Humberto Picon) sold it to the new owners in the early 90s..
http://www.carrerapowerboats.com/about.htm
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:34 PM
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Carrera is very much still in business thus does not need to be resurrected. The original owner (Humberto Picon) sold it to the new owners in the early 90s..
http://www.carrerapowerboats.com/about.htm
Carrera is very much dead, and absolutely needs to be resurrected! We are talking about 2 entirely different entities. You are speaking of the center console (fish boat) style boats; hence the name Carerra Sport Fishing Boats. I am speaking of the west coast custom performance boat builder Carerra that was once operating in Corona, CA. I had spent many fun-filled days in a beautiful 18.5' Elite powered by a 150 Black Max. It really was an awesome boat.

I wish you would have spent the time to complete the survey for my studies that you had spent talking about fishing boats. Thanks anyway!

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Carrera was a Miami based raceboat company that built some of the best offshore raceboats of its time and have a rich racing history, they sold that to the present Carrera
who used the same molds and bottoms but changed the decks to a fishing style.
check out
www.damncarrera.com
and see what the real Carreras look like.

The west coast "Cali" Carrera you speak of made nice looking lake boats and deck boats/party cats and were never involved in offshore racing and with the majority of their boats sold in the california and havasu area

Not trying to bust your balls ,just trying to point out your survey is flawed unless your specific about which boat companies you are reffering to.

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Thanks for sharing! Very Cool site that brings back some child hood memories!
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Thanks for sharing! Very Cool site that brings back some child hood memories!
Thanks, this one is mine:
http://damncarrera.com/carrerasig.jpg
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