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BW Factory Closed?
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posted 07-21-2004 05:42 PM ET (US)
I just purchased a Nantucket and dropped it off at my dealer for its initial 10 hour service. There was some very minor problems that required a couple of parts from the BW factory. I was told that I would have to come back for the parts install because the factory was closing for a week due to some sort of BW dealer meeting/convention.
I love it...close the factory and parts department in the height of the boating season! Surely this must be in jest.
posted 07-21-2004 05:57 PM ET (US)
My understanding is that this is the time when the factory switches to produce the next model year.
This would require a brief interruption in production and other operations while the necessary changes/upgrades, etc. are made.
This is also one of the hottest times of the year in Florida - I would think it is the perfect time to take a short vacation given that very few of their customers need urgent service in a given week. You just happen to be one such customer.
I bet the busiest time at the factory is actually the fall, when their dealers are ordering next year's inventory, which probably takes several months of production to supply.
I'm sure that your parts will be rushed to you just as soon as the BW factory personnel are back at their posts.
posted 07-21-2004 07:12 PM ET (US)
I just laughed and said no problem. I was in the military.....so ....I am an expert at waiting.
posted 07-21-2004 09:28 PM ET (US)
That is the way it was when I attended the 1984 dealer meeting. We did though get a full factory tour without disturbing production workers.
On the plus side rumors should start flying soon about what will be new in 2005.
posted 07-27-2004 12:40 PM ET (US)
And the 05 model line is going to blow ya'll away...
There are some really nice lines on the boats, along with some great features.
posted 07-27-2004 04:19 PM ET (US)
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