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Old 09-13-2011, 01:25 PM
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We've never done that show. We don't even do the shows in Ft. Myers. Shows are expensive and you have to decide where you'll get the most bang for the buck.
With the line of CC's we will be expanding into some other shows but will do just a few. In addition to Lauderdale and Miami we will be at Annapolis next month and St. Pete in December.

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That's surprising you would do St Pete and not Tampa. You know your business better than I do but Tampa always seems larger to me than St Pete.
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I belive it was in the center row, black and white CC, outboards looked like they where on steroids. Transom was at least 4inches thick. Wow

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I missed that. Who had it there?
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I missed that. Who had it there?
Sorry it was a Concept.....Beautiful.





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OOh Yeah, that the one with the camel dunn interior. Yuck. It had a cabin for a getaway. Just not my style.
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OOh Yeah, that the one with the camel dunn interior. Yuck. It had a cabin for a getaway. Just not my style.
I thought that interior looked good but was not practical.

I liked it a lot but it is not what i want either.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:03 PM
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Smaller reginal boat shows are a dying breed. It costs dealers a fortune to display in them and most don't get much return on their investment. It stinks for the consumer, I know, but as a former boat salesman I know the costs involved and frankly they aren't worth it. With the exception of small boats and PWC's most boats are very calculated purchases these days and very few sales occur at the show.
Of course there will probably always be the big shows; Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis, NY, etc.. primarily because these are mostly Manufacturer shows with Dealer participation.
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We've never done that show. We don't even do the shows in Ft. Myers. Shows are expensive and you have to decide where you'll get the most bang for the buck.
With the line of CC's we will be expanding into some other shows but will do just a few. In addition to Lauderdale and Miami we will be at Annapolis next month and St. Pete in December.TS
You should try some more display boats with your dealer at the Houston show next year. The nation may have been hurting this year but the oilmen haven't had it to bad at all.
I built more 150k+ pools this year than I had since 07. Every one for an oil company employee. Boat mfg's may not realize it but the greater Houston area offshore market is still huge. That's why I was shocked with the lack of representation.

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I like the 900Hp engine that says SHOCK THE DOCK. Coool
Crown was correct it said "Stack the Deck"
The hand was a Royal Flush in spades, it looked like real gold plating. Sucks I had a POS camera in my dually that day. I swapped it with a hi-res camera into a stakebed a few days earlier when I had to take a flat truck to a job and actually work with the men due to two guys on that crew calling in sick, and forgot to get my good cam back, LOL!!!

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Just got confirmation, we will be at the Houston Boat show in April
I certainly look forward to seeing the boat and meeting some of the members of your race team there.
I must say that you guys are on top of both the racing and marketing game for your sponsor. I wish that some of the other teams could get aligned with the marketing dept. of some other big corporations for sponsorship. I'm surprised that no major brewery's have picked up on it. Our boating crowd really enjoys our brewski's after a day on the water, and all Sat. afternoon and evenings on weekend overnighters. I always purchase light beer from any the big 3 at the supermarket based on price specials.
I pay what ever the asking price is for Castrol just because of their heavy involvement with NHRA and would do the same for a beer company too.
Congrats to you and your team, and to Geico Ins for y'alls involvement. We all appreciate it.

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You should try some more display boats with your dealer at the Houston show next year. The nation may have been hurting this year but the oilmen haven't had it to bad at all.
I built more 150k+ pools this year than I had since 07. Every one for an oil company employee. Boat mfg's may not realize it but the greater Houston area offshore market is still huge. That's why I was shocked with the lack of representation.


They must like pools more than new boats. I'm very surprised there isn't more activity there.
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Missed that one too. Did you notice who had it there?

Did you see the Contender on the east end of the docks? Heard that thing got some damage coming out.
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...and St. Pete in December.

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What's happening here in December?
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