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Old 03-11-2003, 10:15 AM
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Fountain
Cigarette
Baja
Formula
Donzi

I agree with these being the most recognized names by the general public. I just asked three of my co-workers, one owns a boat (not performance) and the other two don't.

None of the three have ever heard of Hustler, Outerlimits, or Skater.

They all new Cig, Baja, Fountain, Donzi and "I think" Formula.
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Dave - Three of the best kept secrets I can think of.
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Ok, all are good but your all missing the obvious one.

SCARAB (Miami Vice, 80's, Don Johnson) cmon!

EVERYBODY has heard of Scarab
Got that one.
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If this is just a "name dropping"
thing i would say:

All boats:

1. Bayliner

2. Sea Ray

3. Four Winns

4. Chris Craft

5. Cobalt


Performance Boats

1. Cigarette

2. Scarab

3. Formula

4. Baja

5. Fountain
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Old 03-11-2003, 10:37 AM
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I think it varies from region to region. In the North Carolina area I vote the following.

1) Baja
2) Fountain
3) Formula
4) Donzi
5) Velocity
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i would have to say donzi...every where we go people know the name...i think they picture the sweeeet 16...that was my dream boat when i was 6!....i never grew up....actually i still want one
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Jon,

How about a poll on this ???
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i haven't met a John Q that knew what a skater was. here in texas, John Q doesn't know what a donzi is. but everyone knows Baja, Scarab, and Cig.
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are we including people that DON'T know boats at all???i think if your around a large body of water vs a small in-land lake these #'s would vary....don't think baja was even an option when Don A. was in the news...

donzi, cg ("what kind of boat do you have?"...)....scarab due to miami vice....some people that were watching had never even seen the ocean!

...so the only way of measuring that would be what boats are in the (non boating)media...i think those 3 w/o a question at the big dogs

cg and donzi(more than anyone) are currently in todays movies.
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