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Old 03-11-2003, 08:35 AM
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I want to see what you guys think are the top 5 recognized boat manufacturers. I mean John Q public, not just high performance boaters. I am going to guess that the top 3 or so will be the same across the country but the 4 and 5 position will depend on were you live maybe due to a local builder or something like that.

My top 5 looks like this, and leaves in my mind no doubt that Don Arronow was a marketing genious.

1) Cig

2) Formula

3) Donzi

4) Fountain

5) Hustler
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I think Sea Ray has to be in there somewhere. Cigarette will definitely be on the TOP though. No doubt about it. Cool thread!
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Cig
Scarab
Formula
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Cigarette
Fountain
Skater
Outerlimits
Formula

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I think you are correct that it will be very geographically oriented.

Mass media wise, I would say :
1) Cig
2)Donzi
3)Fountain
4)Formula
5)Skater
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I mean from ALL people not just high performance boaters
In that case, I'd have to say:

1)Cigarette
2)Fountain
3)Formula
4)Donzi
5)Baja
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Do you guys find that the average joe walking down the street knows what a Skater or Baja is? Just currious because if you walked up to anyone around hear and asked them they would think you were talking about a fish or a race.

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1. Cigarette
2. Fountain
3. Formula
4. Hustler
5. Baja


These are probably the most popular around my area. I personally like Outer Limits, but you don't see very many around KY.
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Jon- If your intent is to question the general public's knowledge of ALL boats, the answers are only going to probably have two performance oriented boats. John Q. Public lumps us all together into Cigarettes. The other would have to be Baja just because there is some many of them, that's what is seen often.

Do you mean all powerboats? The answers are going to be completely different if fishing and yachting are included.
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