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Whalers fitted with yams
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posted 01-15-2004 05:58 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 01-15-2004 07:36 PM ET (US)
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 $$$$$$$$$$$.
posted 01-15-2004 11:43 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 01-15-2004 11:46 PM ET (US)
Forgot to add: Over here we generally see Whalers fitted with dates and figs more often than with yams.
posted 01-15-2004 11:57 PM ET (US)
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????
posted 01-16-2004 08:27 AM ET (US)
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.
What's the deal with Dorset Yacht UK. Have they become independant from the main distribution here in Europe and since when?
posted 01-16-2004 01:35 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 01-16-2004 02:58 PM ET (US)
Sorry Jim, in the uk we have suzi's yam's honda's and duke's
Dorset is known for apples and the sole importer of Whalers.
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