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Old 02-02-2018, 08:32 PM
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Boat Show Incentives (Buying a new boat)

Hey all,

We are heading to the Calgary boat show next weekend to look at purchasing a new boat! I have never really dealt with boat dealers in the past or purchased a new boat. My last boat was a 2003 Supreme. Got rid of it a few years ago when we decided to build a new house and now we are back in the market.

My question is what is a fair price to pay for a boat. Obviously everything is going to have a MSRP sticker price. I'm not against being fair to a dealer and sales person but I also don't want to get taken to the cleaners but money is money. Do people say a certain percent above invoice pricing? Any past experience? Is the couple thousand dollar incentive you save on boats about as good as it gets?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:16 PM
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Here is an example from the la boat show on an xt22, I would say 20 to 25% off msrp is a fair deal. Or look at left over stock and slightly used boats. Martin motor sports has a killer selection of everything. Their x star should be at the show too

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:19 PM
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Showroom discount for most MC dealers is 20-22% off window sticker MSRP. Boat show should do better for off the floor.

Martin Motorsports is impressive in both inventory and overall pricing, we got our X30 from them and were very pleased. They also just merged with Rayburns.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:58 AM
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Hey all,

We are heading to the Calgary boat show next weekend to look at purchasing a new boat! I have never really dealt with boat dealers in the past or purchased a new boat. My last boat was a 2003 Supreme. Got rid of it a few years ago when we decided to build a new house and now we are back in the market.

My question is what is a fair price to pay for a boat. Obviously everything is going to have a MSRP sticker price. I'm not against being fair to a dealer and sales person but I also don't want to get taken to the cleaners but money is money. Do people say a certain percent above invoice pricing? Any past experience? Is the couple thousand dollar incentive you save on boats about as good as it gets?

Thanks in advance!

-Herm
When at the show ask for Cole in the MMS booth, he will get you looked after!! Super great guy.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:48 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys! Hope to come home a boat owner again!
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:25 AM
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Yes Mms is great , just got the new supra SL from them at a very fair price and got a fair price on trade too
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:04 AM
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Pricing varies from dealer to dealer. But there is a nationally advertised pricing program right now for certain boats with set options, (meaning the dealers have to sell that boat for that price, even though they could possibly otherwise sell it for more $) and I think that is what is depicted in the offer that Hyman posted.

20% off msrp on a new Mastercraft is a good deal. I don't believe that most dealers start at 20-22% off on the showroom floor. Some may.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:27 AM
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When at the show ask for Cole in the MMS booth, he will get you looked after!! Super great guy.
The MMS guys are great. Scott is another sales guy that has been with them for years and will also take great care of you.
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Pricing varies from dealer to dealer. But there is a nationally advertised pricing program right now for certain boats with set options, (meaning the dealers have to sell that boat for that price, even though they could possibly otherwise sell it for more $) and I think that is what is depicted in the offer that Hyman posted.



20% off msrp on a new Mastercraft is a good deal. I don't believe that most dealers start at 20-22% off on the showroom floor. Some may.


I too am heading tomorrow morning to the boat show and looking to buy. We have two pertinent Mastercraft dealers in Charlotte. Are you saying that 20% off MSRP is a deal at the boat show, or off the regular showroom floor? What would a good deal be on a boat show? 22%+?


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Old 02-09-2018, 12:31 PM
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Sad to see that most of the boat shows are not bringing DD 3-event boats to the show.
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