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Old 07-19-2014, 09:03 AM
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^^^perfect!!
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:59 AM
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I wonder how many sales MC lose out on due to the poor naming of the boat models?
I own a mastercraft, am interested in the boats but don't have a bloody clue with regards to the naming conventions, which are current vs old models, length etc etc. I think I figure it out, then there is an exception to the rule.
People are inherently lazy, Starbucks can have shops on ether side of the same st, why? Because people can't be bothered crossing over or are too busy to do so. Same goes for researching your new purchase, if you can't navigate your way around the products you go elsewhere. Marketing is so important, MC have definitely scored an own goal on this front.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:23 AM
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Well, the most simplistic way to look at MC's boats is this... the larger the number, the larger the boat. The bigger the boat, the more expensive it will be. If you want to get into the nitty gritty of what the different numbers offer, then you need to do some research, just like you'd research which Mercedes Benz you'd want to buy.

There you have it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:38 AM
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Bigger number equals bigger boat. Most ending in 5 has a pickle.

Its easier than Malibu has been.....

VTX, VLX, LSV, MXZ, TXI, LXI

W T H ??!!
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:23 PM
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I too sat one day to try and make some sense to their model allocation, ended up giving myself a headache. I like your explanation neil.anderson63. Perfect. So why do they now have the NXT?
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:38 PM
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I too sat one day to try and make some sense to their model allocation, ended up giving myself a headache. I like your explanation neil.anderson63. Perfect. So why do they now have the NXT?
This is so true......I gave up
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:21 AM
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The NXT model name came to life in the same manner as the rest of the MC lineup, XCPT they were playing scrabble and ran out of E's. " No, no, no Dave NEXT has an E in it! But... Since you're all out of letters and it's a triple word score... DO IT! Hey, this is also and AWESOME name for our new line of boats! Let's celebrate! Another round for everyone! Cheers!"
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:53 PM
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No one can tell you as the "X" series was a marketing afterthought of existing boats. They took the existing ProStar and MariStar series and added an "X" graphic, a tower, and a bag for water (ballast) and rebranded each boat to the closest number for that series.

It worked OK until the X became the actual series of boats.

Now they are just messing with you (X-80, NXT,).
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:20 AM
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Clearly, there is no logical explanation for their naming of boats. I love the dartboard analogy, and think that is the closest answer we could have.

However, they may have Lloyd and Harry in the back...
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:28 PM
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they musta handed their numbering sytem off to the guys at GLOCK. i'll be d@mned if i can figure their's out!!
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