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flycycle posted 10-30-2005 08:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for flycycle   Send Email to flycycle  
Does Boston Whaler offer incentives to the dealers to use during the winter boat show season? Is it worth it to wait to order a new boat until then?
WT posted 10-30-2005 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Yes and yes. I got a $1500 factory rebate when I bought my 2004 Montauk at the Alameda Boat Show. Or call the Outboard Motor Shop and ask them if they are expecting rebates this year. My guess is yes.

Good luck,

DonD posted 10-31-2005 05:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for DonD  Send Email to DonD     
I agree. I've worked boat shows for my loacal dealer as a "Whaler Ownwer" e.g. "Ask me about my whaler" and the boat show rebates come direct from Whaler, especially to reduce current inventory............ so they only usually apply to boats in the dealers inventory. (by serial number.) But they are true rebates to the dealer/buyer, so if you are going to make a move and you have time, you certainly want to check out the boat show, especially if you are satisfied with a current inventory boat.
The rebates are only supposed to be good for the show and are dated and expire. The trick is to find out when they expire so you can figure your wiggle room.............some rebates run longer than others....
Good luck........
kamie posted 10-31-2005 05:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
BOSTON WHALER "OUTRAGEOUS CONQUEST SALE" (FACTORY PROMOTION) Effective dates are between October 1st and November 30
210 Outrage - $2,000.00
240 Outrage - $3,500.00
270 Outrage - $5,000.00
205 Conquest - $3,500.00
235 Conquest - $4,000.00
255 Conquest - $5,000.00

Perry posted 10-31-2005 06:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
no discount for the 190 Outrage?
LHG posted 10-31-2005 06:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
And look at the large discount on the 205 Conquest. This boat must not be selling well for a new model.
kamie posted 11-01-2005 07:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     

I have no idea. I actually found the list on a dealer site, not the Whaler site.

swist posted 11-01-2005 08:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
You gotta approach boat shows the right way - they depend on the glitz and the hype inducing emotionally based decisions, at least for some of their sales.

However, if you do your homework, know what you want, and know what the prices are outside the show before you even walk in, you can do well.

Another thing to watch out for - are you making a deal on the exact boat on the floor, or will it be one "just like it" back in the dealer's yard? Cynic that I am, I would look at the one "just like it" to see if it in fact is.

Also boat show boats are detailed to within an inch of perfection. Do they do that with their in-house inventory before delivery? The good dealers do.

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