Originally Posted by georgea0731
MBz has had a factory tour with Delivery in Europe pick up for years. I believe BMW and Chevy Corvette does it too.
You would think someone could take a few photos of every boat in 2 or 3 different phases and send them to the owner. Of course, if you see something that doesn't look right then you'd have grounds to not take delivery, right?
I actually tried to arrange this for my boat back in '07. It's no secret any longer that I stepped out of territory to but my boat... Way out! Rather than ship the boat from the factory, to my dealer and then out to California, I wanted to pick it up in TN and drive it home. MasterCraft would not allow or because they want the customer to have an intimate relationship with their dealer, as if plopping down a huge amount of money with your dealer was not intimate enough. I guess it comes down to the fact that at the factory, the boats are not 100% complete. They still need to be prepped and a final check at the dealer needs to be done. I guess it's a little different than a Vette or a Porsche. Picking up at the factory is still a cool idea, though. Especially since the boat orders are being filled more on a custom build basis.