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tabasco posted 02-05-2002 03:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for tabasco   Send Email to tabasco  
Got it right from the horses mouth. An official at Boston Whaler who wishes to remain anonymous
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THEY ARE ANNOUNING FEBRUARY 14TH AT THE MIAMI BOAT SHOW

This is the end of the Montauk the new boat will have a deeper draft. It will not be called the Montauk it will be the whaler 170 (same model number) Did not tell me if it would be wider or have a larger HP rating . so everybody stay tuned for an official announcement of the 14th

Hey think is a good time to buy up any leftover montauks ....will become valuable like the 55-57 Thunderbirds or Ford Cobra's

tabasco posted 02-05-2002 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
PS......The factory only has about 30 hulls left and then that's it.
tabasco posted 02-05-2002 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Can see this ad running a few years from now

2002 Montauk.........hardly used..... driven buy school teacher....... with 100 HP Yamaha . Sun top , swim platform, mills covers. NEVER FISHED..... :-)

hauptjm posted 02-05-2002 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
....little old lady from Pasadena!
Arch Autenreith posted 02-05-2002 04:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
tabasco.

When you said in another thread that they weren't going to have another one I believed you. I just never believed what they (BW) was telling you.

Who know's who's right. Time will tell.
But I think the Montuak name has been around far too long and too successful to just drop the name.

The first thing that comes to mind is the Chevy Monte Carlo and Impala. Brought back in name only in other configurations to become (and stay) competitive.

I'm not going to go as far as to say I want another Montauk. I just expect it. Nothing stays the same forever. The current model I have is better than the one it replaced but I guess that can be debated forever also.

Whatever they come out with I hope it's a winner also.

Arch

GAwhale posted 02-05-2002 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Okay, nobody asked, but here's my theory.

The Marketing guys at Boston Whaler trying to sell new Montauks have to compete with a glut of used Montauks. This boat has been manufactured since 1977.

When I bought my Montauk the Whaler Rep told me they sell about 500 a year. In approx 25 years that's at least 12,500 hulls. They probably used to sell more.

Marketing wishes to come out with a new and improved boat. Hopefully people will be trading in their old Montauk for this revolutionary one.

Let's all hope and pray they don't go the Brittany Spears route. NO Talent, but pure Marketing Genius. Did you see this chick on the Pepsi Super Bowl commercials? (I am told they are not real)

Taylor posted 02-05-2002 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Deeper draft, probably wider, certainly heavier. More built in features. And a new 170 is <i>not<i> going to be just 16' 7". So a higher horsepower rating.

Why is it that US products just get bigger and bigger. Consider the Thunderbird. Is bigger always better?

On the other hand, I just get bigger and bigger :)

Dick posted 02-05-2002 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
If they drop the Montauk as we know it and replace it with a new model I hope they have the decency to retire the name.
Kelly posted 02-05-2002 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
It is my understanding that the new model will still be called the Montauk, and that Whaler is keenly aware of what that name means to alot of boaters. I hear the new model will still retain the general appearance of the current Montauk. I also hear the boat will be about 8" wider. I would think that would make the boat more able to carry the heavier 4 strokes. It is my understanding that the hull will still work well with a wide range of hp. To me that means it may have a slight "V" at the stern, but not a deep "V". Finally, I hear the price will be lower. It is my understanding that Whaler was at the point of re-tooling for the Montauk or abandoning production due to costs associated with using old tooling. It makes sense to me if you are going to re-tool that you make some modifications if appropriate. It will be interesting to see if any of this is close to reality at the Miami Boat show. Kelly
tabasco posted 02-06-2002 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Spoke to a whaler dealer this afternoon and here is his input. He said they will change the features similiar to what they did on the 13ft hull.
where2 posted 02-06-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
I'll just wait and see what shows up at Miami.
SWarren posted 02-07-2002 12:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Who really cares what they do! If you have a montauk just keep it and repower. If you dont find one of the several thousand mountaks around the country, buy it and then repower. Whaler is missing a huge market for the shallow draft flats style boats, they should come out with something to compete with the scouts, hewes and all the others. That is all you see anymore on the east coast in small boats under 18 - 19 feet.
mcahill2 posted 02-08-2002 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for mcahill2  Send Email to mcahill2     
I have a fishing shack that I rent right down the street from whaler factory , they will take you on a tour through the factory I will be over there in the next few weeks and I have been wanting to ck it out,seems like a good time to ck it out. We fish behind the factory all the time

mark
ps will see if we can get info from the horse,s mouth

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