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Old 07-04-2018, 09:38 PM
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It would be nice to be able to buy any Mastercraft in stock at any dealership nationwide. This would increase sales immediately because those that had boats could sell them to anyone!
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:30 AM
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Its business, I get that, but I'm annoyed as we've built a good relationship with the folks at WC. I was hoping to get into a new MC and would like to do business with WC again, but I just cant stomach the design of the nautiques. They make great boats no doubt, just personnel preference. Heck in my cove alone, WC sold 5 MC's in the last 2 years. Loads of them running around the lake. I cant imagine it was a sales thing.

Need to figure out the warranty work... which will be more of a pita now as the local dealer is no more for warranty work (well after a few months to a year or when ever MC pulls it from them that is.) Right now the MC site shows the closest dealership to me is in Atlanta at Skiers Marine and nothing around Greenville or even close to where I live/keep the boat. They dropped WC from their site, so I'm half assuming the dealer locator is correct.

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Old 07-05-2018, 08:03 AM
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Ryan, I've had two newer Nautiques and been in a bunch more. I'm currently in a MC but would have zero issue going back to a Nautique (actually actively looking for a 210). Long way of saying, give one a try, if for no other reason, just to know the enemy.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:34 AM
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Ohhh I think they are GREAT boats. Very well built. I test drove 2 before I bought my MC. I just like the "styling" of the MC's is what it boils down to for me... that's all. Nautique has some solid features that I wish MC would consider no doubt. I also think from a tech perspective Nautique might be a little more forefront than MC.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:51 AM
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Nautique has certainly been willing to install "features" over the years, hydrogates, and now the microtuners, ZO was really nautiques bag originally with PCM engines on ZO and Indmar not.

MC has avoided this sort of stuff in its ski line - but if you look at the wake editions....
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:21 AM
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3 event promo programs have been discontinued by Centurion.
Naitiques promo program is now a lease and you have no say in the boat/features you get
Some MC dealers have not sold a PS 197 in 3-4 years

The money is in wake boats, evident in what you see (or dont see) at the boat shows - not one DD boat seen at the last 2 years boat shows I attended.

I even know an MC dealer that stopped selling MCs altogether and now sells IOs
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:41 AM
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The "X" series is simply out of reach for even upper middle class folk (or those who have any financial sense). That use to not be the case. The 2018 NXT is strong. I'm thinking you will start seeing a LOT more NXT's in the next several years.

Regarding direct drives, and the new Nautique, I just don't get it. Lots of ski lakes down south and nearly all run Nautiques. I dont see it anymore. These boats are used like ski tractors, and most aren't babied. I do not foresee any that I know of spending $100k for a darn ski boat.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:47 AM
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It would be nice to be able to buy any Mastercraft in stock at any dealership nationwide. This would increase sales immediately because those that had boats could sell them to anyone!
I would agree with this.
Plenty of In-stock boats on dealer lots across the country I would totally be interested in if I could just buy them.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
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Are there any other industries/products that protect their dealers/regions like the wake/surf boat industry? None with anything else I deal with. Seems like it would inherently lead to complacency and declining service and selection.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:18 AM
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Construction and agricultural dealers are set up similar.

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