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CHRISWEIGHT posted 01-15-2004 05:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for CHRISWEIGHT   Send Email to CHRISWEIGHT  
Went to the London boat show on the 9th of January and visited the sole importer of boston whalers for the uk, Dorset yacht, I was very surprised to find Yamaha o/bs on the Nantucket and the Outrage on display, the Conquest which i think was a 305 had twin mercury 225's. does this mean that possibly bare hulls are delivered to the uk market? and powered locally.

mind I visited the stand twice and was ignored totally so I can only assume that they were not trying to sell them!

TRAFFICLAWYER posted 01-15-2004 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
I believe that you rig whatever you want on Canadian Whalers also.

However you can rig what you want on U.S. Whalers, only a factor of $$$$$$$$$$$.

jimh posted 01-15-2004 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
It appears that overseas dealers are not participating in the Boston Whaler boat/Mercury Marine outboard tie-in sales requirement.

But give Brunswick a bit of time and perhaps they will bring mandatory tie-in sales to your continent, too. They are proving to be very popular here in the States--sales of smaller Boston Whaler boats are strong and their market share is increasing.

jimh posted 01-15-2004 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Forgot to add: Over here we generally see Whalers fitted with dates and figs more often than with yams.
jaccoserv posted 01-15-2004 11:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Up here in New England I see many that are actaully rigged with the sweet potato before it makes the transformation to yam... talk about having a lot of "eyes" on your rig eh????
erik selis posted 01-16-2004 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Jimh and Chris,

A while back I noticed that Dorset Yacht UK advertised that a Yamaha motor could be fitted as an option on the 170 Montauk. It was (is) on their website and I posted the link to it on this forum. I was totally surprised seeing this.

There's something I don't understand about the whole situation:

-The main distributor for BW boats is based in Amsterdam. From there, the boats are distributed to the different European dealers. Also Dorset Yacht UK.

According to the main distributor in Amsterdam:

-You cannot buy a new recreational Boston Whaler boat other than one equipped with your own choice of Mercury motor.
-For the Legend series you have to take a package deal including the trailer. I'm not sure if this is the case for the larger boats.
-You can't just buy the boat without a motor(Mercury)
-You can only buy a bare boat or hull in the commercial series. But you will pay alot for that.

What's the deal with Dorset Yacht UK. Have they become independant from the main distribution here in Europe and since when?


hooter posted 01-16-2004 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Why stop at puttin' yams just on the back o'your boat? Opalousas, Louisiana, just up the int'astate a bit from Lafayette claims t'be the yam capital of the WOILD, hostin' the annual Yambalee, with her Royalness, the Yam Queen presidin' over all. A feller could friggin' top off the gunwales of his Whaler durin' this festival with fresh picked yams, throw a half dozen babes in orange bikinis up top o' all them sweet-taters and win the friggin' parade float competition, for SURE! Pull her with the old Int'national tractor, cause red goes good in front of a Whaler, don'tcha think?
CHRISWEIGHT posted 01-16-2004 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for CHRISWEIGHT  Send Email to CHRISWEIGHT     

Sorry Jim, in the uk we have suzi's yam's honda's and duke's
read Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, and if your into two wheels Ducati.

Dorset is known for apples and the sole importer of Whalers.


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