Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > MasterCraft In Your Area

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2005, 11:02 AM
Posts: n/a
Smile joa great dealer in georgia

I traded the mooba that I bought with my lake house for an x 10 last season b/c I liked the attitude of the staff and the quality of the boat and my wife like the color.Durring my experience I also meet the new owner and found him to go above and beyond normal good service.
One time I had a problem and needed a rescue shortly after the purchase , the owner showed up with the trailer I choose not buy and pulled me out.
This season I damaged my prop and the dealer cam out and fixed it on my dock.
I couldn't be happier.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2005, 11:10 AM
Cousin_Jeff's Avatar
Cousin_Jeff Cousin_Jeff is offline
TT Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 2002 Prostar 197
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 153
Is this JOA in Marietta or Lake Lanier?
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 09:12 AM
atlps190 atlps190 is offline
TT Regular
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: '92 Prostar 190 - 285 HO
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 72
Atlanta TT Folks,

About a week before TTAdmin took the site down to make improvements and highlight the new user agreement, I was one of the folks who was quick to bash JOA. A few days later, I found a PM waiting for me from Rusty Hutton, who is one of the new owners of JOA. Just by him taking the time to send me the message and introduce himself has made me reconsider my feelings. Rusty seems to be genuinely interested about the experiences his customers have, and has offered to personally follow-up on anything that I need.

My apologies go out to the best ski boat manufacturer in the world, JOA, TTAdmin, and the TT community.

"It's difficult to live life with no regrets...but you should try."
1992 Prostar 190 - 1:1 285 HO
1993 Stars & Stripes 190 - 1:1 285 HO
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 09:33 AM
rabooze rabooze is offline
TT Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2005
Boat: MC Prostar 209, 2002, 330HP Indmar
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Posts: 103
My JOA experience...........

I posted on he about a month ago about who to take my MC to for service. I got a ton of responses bashing JOA and I was very worried. I then talked to a friend of mine who used to be affiliated with the MC dealership in Charlotte. He told me to take it to JOA at Lake Lanier and ask for DJ. I did, and they did a great job. Had my boat in and out in 1 day. It was a regular every hundred hour service. Boat was clean and I was happy with the service. Their shop there at Lake Lanier is nice, and they have tons of MCs there, which makes me less nervouse to return it there. When I do upgrade my boat, I will definitely be using these guys. I have turned my ProStar 209 into an X9 minus the ballast system, but I will probably upgrade in 2 years or so.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 12:06 PM
boatwake's Avatar
boatwake boatwake is offline
TT Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: MasterCraft, 2003, X2, MCX
Location: Lake Lanier, GA (dodging the scullers)
Posts: 123
It's good to see/hear positive experiences coming from our local ATL MC dealer. I too have been a basher. Rusty contacted me as well and asked that I give them another chance to win me back. I really wasn't interested, but he didn't give up on me. His persistence, passion for customer service, and positive changes to improve customer service convinced me to give them another chance. Hopefully my days of dealer bashing are over .

I also suggested to Rusty that it would be nice if they could contribute more on this forum. The information provided from other dealers, such as MYMC and [email protected], has been VERY informative.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 12:10 PM
LakePirate's Avatar
LakePirate LakePirate is offline
MC Maniac
Join Date: Aug 2004
Boat: Tristar 190, 1989 / Maristar 210 2002
Location: 80+ deep
Posts: 4,093
Send a message via MSN to LakePirate
I would have to third the comments made here by other Atlanta Area Members. I too was not impressed with JOA. However, Rusty has taken on the daunting task of trying to build relationships that have been damaged in the past. Good luck Brother. It appears that you are headed in the right direction.
It's Snowing in the UP
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2005, 06:10 PM
georgea0731's Avatar
georgea0731 georgea0731 is offline
MC Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: MC, 35th Anniversary Edition, 03 Stars & Stripes
Location: 20 miles S. of ATL, boat Lake Martin, AL
Posts: 639
Look forward to any improvements

I too will look forward to any improvements made at JOA. Hopefully our boat will not be back in there until winterization and will see what Rusty has actually done to make JOA a better dealership.
Previous Boats: 04 X7, 98 190, 96 205, Sylvan Deck
Thanks and best wishes, George & Sara Amonette
770 634 5437
[email protected]
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 AM.