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Buy a new boat this year???? Rate your overall experience...

View Poll Results: How happy are you with your purchase....??
I am very satisfied with both the boat and the dealer
24
60.00%
I am satisfied with the boat but not with the dealer
8
20.00%
I am disappointed with the boat but not with the dealer
1
2.50%
I am disappointed with both the boat and the dealer
6
15.00%
The happiest day will be when I sell the damn boat and get out of this stinkin sport...
1
2.50%
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:53 PM
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I know I am not the only one out there that has purchased a new boat this season.....I would like to know how happy you guys are with your purchase so far and how the follow up service has been......please state the make and model of the boat and your SATISFACTION with BOTH the BOAT and the selling DEALER thus far........lets see how they measure up........
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:04 PM
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Cig Tiger 2000

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Absolutely unprecedented service and quality. Next one there also.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:38 AM
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2004 27 Fountain - Worst boat buying experience ever. In the hands of the people.

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Old 07-08-2004, 05:33 AM
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2004 38 Fountain. Great boat from a great dealership.
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:12 AM
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Can I get you two Fountain guys to name the respective dealerships if you feel comfortable doing it.......it might help the next guy in his buying decision......thanx....Rich
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:18 AM
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Great job Shoreline Marina at Smith Mountain Lake and the "Algonac-Posse" at Sunsation...
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:23 AM
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05 288 sunsation,,, EXCELLENT factory support,, but the dealer left a lot to be desired, had it not been for the service at Sunsation, I would have told the dealer to stick the boat where the sun don't shine, they turned what was supposed to be an exciting experience into a miserable one..
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:53 AM
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I bought my boat from Tres at Martin. I great experience and will go to him for the next one. Classy, Professional, and easy to deal with. He tollerated my 20,000 questions.
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Bought my used 35 Sonic from Craig Barrie and Martin marine. Craig was hands down they best person i've ever dealt with. He put up with all my emails about the boat before i flew down to see it.....i saved them all and just counted them....57 emails.

I would recommend Him and the crew at Martin to anyone.
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Old 07-08-2004, 11:08 AM
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I bought a used DCB from the factory. Dave and Bryan at DCB were OUTSTANDING to deal with. I had some minor issues on the sea trial, and they took care of EVERY problem!!
Bryan was on the phone with Dave at one point while at the sandbar in Havasu, and Dave told him "Whatever it takes to take care of everything and make John 110% satisfied is what we will do!"

They took care of everything and sent me a pile of goodies for free! They even wanted to pay for some things I wanted to change. I didn't think that was right, as they were minor and cosmetic, so I wouldn't let them.

I would buy another boat from them tomorrow.
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