Thread: X-15 vs X-2
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:16 AM
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Heard this from pretty reliable source. They dumped the 15 because MC needed to hit the surf market running. They were lacking Powers that be sat down and put some numbers together and the 15 had the least volume . Why it worked that way......... Lots of different reasons but in my opinion at the price points MC boats were at anyone looking at a 15 coulda easily upped to a Star. The pickle was all the rage. It was the boat. Back then surfing was an afterthought so the one dimensional aspect of the star didn't matter. Now people want do everything boats. Almost anyone going X2 wanted a garage friendly, tow package and 15 couldn't be that. 21ft boats are still very popular. So viola X10. The 30 also went through hull update but needed something else to keep competing with other mfg's........again more surf related . So viola new X30. The X45 was decent and sold because of the pickle fork so the 30 was the right choice as well in that size range.

To this day I still can't believe the 15 didn't sell more. If you stacked it against any competitors 21 ft models for those years it was twice the boat.

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