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Old 03-15-2014, 12:58 AM
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Edmonton Boat Show

Happened to be in Edmonton today to pick up some parts for my 84 Trans Am. I figured I might as well head over to the Boat and Sportsmen's Show and visit the Martin Motor Sports display. As always, it was the best looking boat display in the show. They had one of everything there. Of course, the NXT hull was in the center of the floor. One plus of their display as compared to some of the other manufacturers was that all of the boats were accessible to be clambered in and out of. It was a great experience trying out all the various seating configuration boats, lifting all the hatches and compartments, and looking in all the nooks and crannies. The sales guys were helpful without being pushy.

My fav boat was the X14V. It's the first one with the gray interior in the shots below.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:06 AM
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Not surprising, but I really like that red, black and white one.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:22 AM
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I too spent 5 hours there today. I didn't spent much time at Martin's booth, because I know the MC line, but I found all the other boats easy to get in as well. That copper flake is nice in person!
Lots of nice stuff there from everyone. I will say, I'll never buy anything from the local Nautique guy... I wanted to smack that guy's head after about 30 secs. He would have told me the balance in his personal bank account I'm sure. All about money there...

The most interesting thing I picked up from the show, is the opinion of MasterCraft outside of the borders of the MC booth. Every dealer referred to them as the "if you want to spend too much money, go there" booth. MasterCraft definately has a reputation, or at least a rep of attracting a specific buyer.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:24 AM
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Really like the black and yellow X10.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:34 AM
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Small world. Our family was there and funny enough we are in the sixth picture you posted. What are the chances of that?
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:38 AM
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They set must be very comfortable!
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:46 AM
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Small world. Our family was there and funny enough we are in the sixth picture you posted. What are the chances of that?
Small world indeed! I saw you trying to stuff that red/black/white boat in your back pocket.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:54 AM
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I would have if I could. That and the X46 were my favorites.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:00 PM
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Several of the boats had "Sold" signs on them. I imagine by the end of the weekend most will be sold.
Those of you that have been there . . . how do you think the show prices compare to normal retail? (Of course, we don't know what the actual final prices were negotiated between dealer and buyer.)
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:17 PM
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I was in Martin looking at the new Prostar about a month and a half ago. When I asked how much, he said "out the door, today, as it sits... $74. Boat show price, $81"

He claimed boat shoes get people excited about the boats, and people assume they're getting a better price. I'm sure you can haggle, but the list is higher at the shows.
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