More dealership musical chairs.

More dealership musical chairs.

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:58:52


This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to it's
4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that has
just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the most
established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a summer
ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They are
surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu and
Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for our
club.

American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't carried a
tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying power
and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a while.
Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes and
Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also have
some people who know something about this market.

Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to many
events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally liked
within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared to
the others.

Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
dealer I have never heard of.

Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on Loudon.
It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life expectancy
of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
revolving door.

--

Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 22 Mar 2001 13:38:08

...

Quote:
>I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life expectancy
>of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
>revolving door.

Not around here, at least for the big names.  The CC dealer,
Ken Nelson has been in business for 15 yrs at least.  A
couple of Malibu dealerships are older than dirt Only MC
switched horses recently.  the lesser lights, such as
American Skier, MB, Moomba etc. are more of a turnstile
operation.  I think it comes with the territory.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Fiel » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 03:32:12

Mark,

Here in Portland OR I believe we have a similar story.

Recent sad news is the demise of the only CC dealer in the area.  Apex
Marine closed its doors and with it CC.  Story is dealer over extended on
yachts due to opening a Seattle store which failed.  Approx. 2 years ago the
CC dealer (Superior Nautique - CC owned dealership) merged with Apex.  Rumor
has it a group is working to form a new CC dealership.  Part of me is glad I
chose a Malibu instead of CC at this point.  Service would be a problem.

Local MC dealer went under ~3 years ago.  MC scrambled to get dealership in
area.  Reopened as Portland Ski Boat Center.  They moved to larger new digs
last year.  Seems to be doing well.

Malibu is currently at a big dealership in the area that sells yachts,
etc...  (Hayden Island Yacht center) Been there for at least 3 years.  Not
sure the history of how long.  Current Malibu product line manager at HIYC
is former MC dealer....

Portland Tige' franchise is now gone from what I was told by the only Tige'
dealer at the Jan. boat show.  That dealer is from Salem ~60miles south of
Portland.

Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes as
dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

Bill


Quote:
> This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to it's
> 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that has
> just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the most
> established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a summer
> ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They are
> surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu and
> Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for our
> club.

> American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't carried a
> tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying power
> and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a while.
> Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
> development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes and
> Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also have
> some people who know something about this market.

> Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
> alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to many
> events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally liked
> within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared to
> the others.

> Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
> dealer I have never heard of.

> Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on Loudon.
> It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life expectancy
> of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
> revolving door.

> --

> Mark Kovalcson
> http://www.perfectpull.com
> Waterski Training Equipment


 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 03:51:28

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:32:12 -0800, "Bill Field"

....

Quote:
>Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes as
>dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

...

The return of the econo-barge??

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Chris » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 05:19:52

Bill,

Are you sure?  The service department of Apex Marine is still open.  I had
my boat in there for a new bow cover this week.  Are you saying the sales
"division" closed?  They answered the phone this week at the sales phone #.

Portland doesn't seem like that big of a ski boat market.  With the downturn
it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a CC
dealership.

-cs


Quote:
> Mark,

> Here in Portland OR I believe we have a similar story.

> Recent sad news is the demise of the only CC dealer in the area.  Apex
> Marine closed its doors and with it CC.  Story is dealer over extended on
> yachts due to opening a Seattle store which failed.  Approx. 2 years ago
the
> CC dealer (Superior Nautique - CC owned dealership) merged with Apex.
Rumor
> has it a group is working to form a new CC dealership.  Part of me is glad
I
> chose a Malibu instead of CC at this point.  Service would be a problem.

> Local MC dealer went under ~3 years ago.  MC scrambled to get dealership
in
> area.  Reopened as Portland Ski Boat Center.  They moved to larger new
digs
> last year.  Seems to be doing well.

> Malibu is currently at a big dealership in the area that sells yachts,
> etc...  (Hayden Island Yacht center) Been there for at least 3 years.  Not
> sure the history of how long.  Current Malibu product line manager at HIYC
> is former MC dealer....

> Portland Tige' franchise is now gone from what I was told by the only
Tige'
> dealer at the Jan. boat show.  That dealer is from Salem ~60miles south of
> Portland.

> Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes as
> dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

> Bill



> > This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to it's
> > 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> > anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that has
> > just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> > Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the most
> > established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a summer
> > ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They are
> > surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu and
> > Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for our
> > club.

> > American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't carried a
> > tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying power
> > and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a while.
> > Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
> > development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes and
> > Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also have
> > some people who know something about this market.

> > Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
> > alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to many
> > events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally liked
> > within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared to
> > the others.

> > Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
> > dealer I have never heard of.

> > Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on Loudon.
> > It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> > So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> > dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> > dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> > I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life expectancy
> > of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
> > revolving door.

> > --

> > Mark Kovalcson
> > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 06:21:36



Quote:
>...  With the downturn
>it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a CC
>dealership.

http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2001/03/21/companies/boeing/

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Chris » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 06:33:53

Or maybe Dallas, Denver, or Chicago.


Quote:


> >...  With the downturn
> >it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a CC
> >dealership.
> http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2001/03/21/companies/boeing/

> Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Fiel » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 06:52:38

Chris,

I have to admit I did not verify that by calling Apex Marine.  Glad to hear
service is still open.  The information comes from a reliable source.  Maybe
they reopened.  My source said Apex filed bankruptcy and that Bruce Berg the
CC salesman no longer works for Apex Marine.  Maybe it was only the Seattle
store.  Guess I should call an check.

Bill


Quote:
> Bill,

> Are you sure?  The service department of Apex Marine is still open.  I had
> my boat in there for a new bow cover this week.  Are you saying the sales
> "division" closed?  They answered the phone this week at the sales phone
#.

> Portland doesn't seem like that big of a ski boat market.  With the
downturn
> it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a CC
> dealership.

> -cs



> > Mark,

> > Here in Portland OR I believe we have a similar story.

> > Recent sad news is the demise of the only CC dealer in the area.  Apex
> > Marine closed its doors and with it CC.  Story is dealer over extended
on
> > yachts due to opening a Seattle store which failed.  Approx. 2 years ago
> the
> > CC dealer (Superior Nautique - CC owned dealership) merged with Apex.
> Rumor
> > has it a group is working to form a new CC dealership.  Part of me is
glad
> I
> > chose a Malibu instead of CC at this point.  Service would be a problem.

> > Local MC dealer went under ~3 years ago.  MC scrambled to get dealership
> in
> > area.  Reopened as Portland Ski Boat Center.  They moved to larger new
> digs
> > last year.  Seems to be doing well.

> > Malibu is currently at a big dealership in the area that sells yachts,
> > etc...  (Hayden Island Yacht center) Been there for at least 3 years.
Not
> > sure the history of how long.  Current Malibu product line manager at
HIYC
> > is former MC dealer....

> > Portland Tige' franchise is now gone from what I was told by the only
> Tige'
> > dealer at the Jan. boat show.  That dealer is from Salem ~60miles south
of
> > Portland.

> > Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes as
> > dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

> > Bill



> > > This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to it's
> > > 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> > > anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that
has
> > > just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> > > Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the
most
> > > established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a
summer
> > > ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They
are
> > > surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu and
> > > Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for
our
> > > club.

> > > American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't carried
a
> > > tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying
power
> > > and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a while.
> > > Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
> > > development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes and
> > > Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also have
> > > some people who know something about this market.

> > > Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
> > > alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to
many
> > > events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally
liked
> > > within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared to
> > > the others.

> > > Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
> > > dealer I have never heard of.

> > > Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on
Loudon.
> > > It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> > > So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> > > dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> > > dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> > > I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life
expectancy
> > > of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
> > > revolving door.

> > > --

> > > Mark Kovalcson
> > > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > > Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

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Post by Chris » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:03:37

Bill,

Actually, they called me this afternoon on another matter.  I asked about
the status of all this since I saw this thread this morning.

They indicated that:
(1) they are still open and are still the CC dealer, but
(2) they did make a change in the sales force.  (I'm sure the reasons for
the change depend on who you ask.)


Quote:
> Chris,

> I have to admit I did not verify that by calling Apex Marine.  Glad to
hear
> service is still open.  The information comes from a reliable source.
Maybe
> they reopened.  My source said Apex filed bankruptcy and that Bruce Berg
the
> CC salesman no longer works for Apex Marine.  Maybe it was only the
Seattle
> store.  Guess I should call an check.

> Bill



> > Bill,

> > Are you sure?  The service department of Apex Marine is still open.  I
had
> > my boat in there for a new bow cover this week.  Are you saying the
sales
> > "division" closed?  They answered the phone this week at the sales phone
> #.

> > Portland doesn't seem like that big of a ski boat market.  With the
> downturn
> > it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a CC
> > dealership.

> > -cs



> > > Mark,

> > > Here in Portland OR I believe we have a similar story.

> > > Recent sad news is the demise of the only CC dealer in the area.  Apex
> > > Marine closed its doors and with it CC.  Story is dealer over extended
> on
> > > yachts due to opening a Seattle store which failed.  Approx. 2 years
ago
> > the
> > > CC dealer (Superior Nautique - CC owned dealership) merged with Apex.
> > Rumor
> > > has it a group is working to form a new CC dealership.  Part of me is
> glad
> > I
> > > chose a Malibu instead of CC at this point.  Service would be a
problem.

> > > Local MC dealer went under ~3 years ago.  MC scrambled to get
dealership
> > in
> > > area.  Reopened as Portland Ski Boat Center.  They moved to larger new
> > digs
> > > last year.  Seems to be doing well.

> > > Malibu is currently at a big dealership in the area that sells yachts,
> > > etc...  (Hayden Island Yacht center) Been there for at least 3 years.
> Not
> > > sure the history of how long.  Current Malibu product line manager at
> HIYC
> > > is former MC dealer....

> > > Portland Tige' franchise is now gone from what I was told by the only
> > Tige'
> > > dealer at the Jan. boat show.  That dealer is from Salem ~60miles
south
> of
> > > Portland.

> > > Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes as
> > > dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

> > > Bill



> > > > This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to
it's
> > > > 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> > > > anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that
> has
> > > > just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> > > > Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the
> most
> > > > established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a
> summer
> > > > ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They
> are
> > > > surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu
and
> > > > Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for
> our
> > > > club.

> > > > American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't
carried
> a
> > > > tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying
> power
> > > > and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a
while.
> > > > Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
> > > > development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes
and
> > > > Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also
have
> > > > some people who know something about this market.

> > > > Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
> > > > alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to
> many
> > > > events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally
> liked
> > > > within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared
to
> > > > the others.

> > > > Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
> > > > dealer I have never heard of.

> > > > Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on
> Loudon.
> > > > It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> > > > So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> > > > dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> > > > dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> > > > I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life
> expectancy
> > > > of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like
a
> > > > revolving door.

> > > > --

> > > > Mark Kovalcson
> > > > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > > > Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

More dealership musical chairs.

Post by Bill Fiel » Fri, 23 Mar 2001 09:26:38

Chris,

I called Apex myself just a few moments ago.  You are right they are still
open for business selling Nautiques.  I learned a lesson here.  My source is
no good....  Also check before I post anything on the web!  Sorry for the
mis-information.  I will try not to do that again.

Bill


Quote:
> Bill,

> Actually, they called me this afternoon on another matter.  I asked about
> the status of all this since I saw this thread this morning.

> They indicated that:
> (1) they are still open and are still the CC dealer, but
> (2) they did make a change in the sales force.  (I'm sure the reasons for
> the change depend on who you ask.)



> > Chris,

> > I have to admit I did not verify that by calling Apex Marine.  Glad to
> hear
> > service is still open.  The information comes from a reliable source.
> Maybe
> > they reopened.  My source said Apex filed bankruptcy and that Bruce Berg
> the
> > CC salesman no longer works for Apex Marine.  Maybe it was only the
> Seattle
> > store.  Guess I should call an check.

> > Bill



> > > Bill,

> > > Are you sure?  The service department of Apex Marine is still open.  I
> had
> > > my boat in there for a new bow cover this week.  Are you saying the
> sales
> > > "division" closed?  They answered the phone this week at the sales
phone
> > #.

> > > Portland doesn't seem like that big of a ski boat market.  With the
> > downturn
> > > it wouldn't surprise me to find ourselves heading up to Seattle for a
CC
> > > dealership.

> > > -cs



> > > > Mark,

> > > > Here in Portland OR I believe we have a similar story.

> > > > Recent sad news is the demise of the only CC dealer in the area.
Apex
> > > > Marine closed its doors and with it CC.  Story is dealer over
extended
> > on
> > > > yachts due to opening a Seattle store which failed.  Approx. 2 years
> ago
> > > the
> > > > CC dealer (Superior Nautique - CC owned dealership) merged with
Apex.
> > > Rumor
> > > > has it a group is working to form a new CC dealership.  Part of me
is
> > glad
> > > I
> > > > chose a Malibu instead of CC at this point.  Service would be a
> problem.

> > > > Local MC dealer went under ~3 years ago.  MC scrambled to get
> dealership
> > > in
> > > > area.  Reopened as Portland Ski Boat Center.  They moved to larger
new
> > > digs
> > > > last year.  Seems to be doing well.

> > > > Malibu is currently at a big dealership in the area that sells
yachts,
> > > > etc...  (Hayden Island Yacht center) Been there for at least 3
years.
> > Not
> > > > sure the history of how long.  Current Malibu product line manager
at
> > HIYC
> > > > is former MC dealer....

> > > > Portland Tige' franchise is now gone from what I was told by the
only
> > > Tige'
> > > > dealer at the Jan. boat show.  That dealer is from Salem ~60miles
> south
> > of
> > > > Portland.

> > > > Expect with the looming economic down turn we may see other changes
as
> > > > dealers go under or cutback on low margin products.

> > > > Bill



> > > > > This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to
> it's
> > > > > 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> > > > > anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership
that
> > has
> > > > > just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> > > > > Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the
> > most
> > > > > established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a
> > summer
> > > > > ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake.
They
> > are
> > > > > surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu
> and
> > > > > Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics
for
> > our
> > > > > club.

> > > > > American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't
> carried
> > a
> > > > > tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying
> > power
> > > > > and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a
> while.
> > > > > Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of
new
> > > > > development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes
> and
> > > > > Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also
> have
> > > > > some people who know something about this market.

> > > > > Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an
early
> > > > > alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats
to
> > many
> > > > > events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally
> > liked
> > > > > within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared
> to
> > > > > the others.

> > > > > Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with
a
> > > > > dealer I have never heard of.

> > > > > Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on
> > Loudon.
> > > > > It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> > > > > So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> > > > > dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> > > > > dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> > > > > I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life
> > expectancy
> > > > > of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks
like
> a
> > > > > revolving door.

> > > > > --

> > > > > Mark Kovalcson
> > > > > http://www.perfectpull.com
> > > > > Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

More dealership musical chairs.

Post by Brad Bradstree » Sun, 25 Mar 2001 10:42:35

The CC dealer in eastern NC is White lake Marine. Their web site lists them
as the oldest CC dealer (http://www.whitelake.com/) Plus they have recently
opened a second location in Burlington right off I-40. I have towed my boat
900 miles to have them do service work on it. They are excellent - quality
and customer service.

Brad


Quote:
> This year was an interesting year in Knoxville.  Malibu is off to it's
> 4th new dealership since I've been here, and it isn't in Knoxville
> anymore.  CC is now being carried by an established dealership that has
> just moved further west and is building a brand new facility.

> Right now this puts Travis Marine home of Matt Curmi and MC as the most
> established dealership. They have a pro shop and Dave Curmi has a summer
> ski school in the evenings and their dealership is on the lake. They are
> surrounded by a lot of established money. They have carried Malibu and
> Supra in years gone by. They have started having slalom clinics for our
> club.

> American Boat Center carried Malibu many moons ago, but hasn't carried a
> tournament ski boat line for a little while, but they have staying power
> and will be around a while. Hopefully they will carry CC for a while.
> Their new digs put them out a little further west where a lot of new
> development and money is.  That is near where the Lexus, Mercedes and
> Ranger Rover dealerships recently moved. Hopefully they will also have
> some people who know something about this market.

> Precision Sports now carries Tige' and Moomba.  They formed an early
> alliance in the wakeboarding community locally and brought boats to many
> events.  They are the relative new guys in town but are generally liked
> within our club. They are in a relative low rent district compared to
> the others.

> Malibu has moved  further out of the city West into Kingston with a
> dealer I have never heard of.

> Supra might still be sold by this one guy working from a dock on Loudon.
> It is hard to tell. I haven't heard anything about that in a year.

> So far that makes 3 MC dealerships, 4 Malibu dealerships, 3 Supra
> dealerships, 1 recent Tige and Moomba dealership, and the 2nd CC
> dealership in the Knoxville area in the last 9 years.

> I've got to ask if this is normal and what the expected life expectancy
> of a dealership carrying a certain line is. From here it looks like a
> revolving door.

> --

> Mark Kovalcson
> http://www.perfectpull.com
> Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

More dealership musical chairs.

Post by Tom Rut » Mon, 26 Mar 2001 01:40:29

Quote:

>The CC dealer in eastern NC is White lake Marine. Their web site lists them
>as the oldest CC dealer (http://www.whitelake.com/)

Hey - I can't see the pictures in Netscape 6! <VBG>  Just
kidding, Kevin B.

Quote:
>Plus they have recently
>opened a second location in Burlington right off I-40. I have towed my boat
>900 miles to have them do service work on it. ...

Almost a thousand miles? Surely it was more than an oil
change?  What on earth would possess you to take any boat
that far for service????

Tom

 
 
 

More dealership musical chairs.

Post by Brad Bradstree » Mon, 26 Mar 2001 08:51:18

I ski in Maine in the summer and NC in the winter. I have had work done by
other dealers and have not been pleased. So, I wait on work to be done,
drive to NC for the winter and have it done there.

Brad


Quote:

> >The CC dealer in eastern NC is White lake Marine. Their web site lists
them
> >as the oldest CC dealer (http://www.whitelake.com/)
> Hey - I can't see the pictures in Netscape 6! <VBG>  Just
> kidding, Kevin B.

> >Plus they have recently
> >opened a second location in Burlington right off I-40. I have towed my
boat
> >900 miles to have them do service work on it. ...

> Almost a thousand miles? Surely it was more than an oil
> change?  What on earth would possess you to take any boat
> that far for service????

> Tom