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Old 12-20-2006, 02:19 PM
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I, too, own a 41 Luhrs Convertible (2006). I did a LOT of research before buying. I challenge anyone to find a better value in the market for a boat of similar size and amenities! This is a BIG 41' boat (actually 44') with a wide beam (almost 16'). The interior space and layout is exceptional, the flybridge has to be the largest and best layout in it's class... The boat is fast and reasonably efficient. This is my second Luhrs boat (had a 32 Open before). Are they perfect? No... But neither is ANY OTHER brand. Mine has had a couple of MINOR issues, all taken care of by the dealer...

Your "punch list" seems to include quite a few minor to insignifcant items such as loose screws and sticking drawers. Your clogged holding tank vent and swollen tank is almost certainly the result of overfilling the holding tank (so as to force sewage out the vent). Considering that the tank holds over 40 gallons, and the boat has a vacuflush system using a quart or less of water per flush, one has to wonder about the time between pumpouts... All hartops will eventually leak where they are thru-bolted. Keeping those penetrations sealed is a maintenance item, not a defect. Same goes for hatches and relocating antennas/center riggers and not properly sealing or repairing the prior penetrations. A missing remote control for the stereo and/or a poorly performing TV is hardly a cause to bash the boat builder. These are 'off the shelf" items supplied with the boat, not built by Luhrs. As for the steering concern, ALL boats have handling "issues" at some point in their operating spectrum. The prudent mariner should be aware of the excentricities of his vessel and adjust his operation accordingly depending on conditions. Broaching in a heavy quartering sea is common with MANY models of boats. Light bulbs being burned out do NOT represent a warranty or quality issue, replace them... By the way, why did you change the size of the supplied anchor? It fit fine... I know others who have these boats, too... All of them like the boat and think it represents a great value. I know one who is about to buy his SECOND Luhrs 41 Convertible... So, Mr. "LUHRS 41"... I wonder if the problem is really the boat, or is it the owner????
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:05 PM
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WELL HELLO ERNIE
ARE YOU STILL A PARTNER WITH JASKSONVILLE YACHT SALES THE WHOLE STORIE IS COMMING WE WILL SEA YOU ALL IN COURT.
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:13 PM
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Would you please learn how to use spell check!
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:21 PM
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Who cares about the spell check, what are you part of the grammar police?


I will not read posts that have incorrect spelling. dee dee dee...
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:23 PM
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LunaSea

As I stated I own the boat as well -- an 05. There were clearly some problems with the early 41's1.Some of the items on his list are in fact the same as mine. The toilet, A/C, rudders,etc. I do not know the "story" Jags is speaking of, but as an outsider with some of the same issues -- Luhrs should take care of the his problems. As I mentioned Luhrs has responded to my problems -- as they should. If you are spending this much money, over $ 600,000, you should receive a sound boat. To jump all over "41 Luhrs" is wrong ! If you are part of the JYS team -- you know some of these items have been on many of the early hulls
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:26 PM
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41 LUHRS - 12/20/2006 3:05 PM

WELL HELLO ERNIE
ARE YOU STILL A PARTNER WITH JASKSONVILLE YACHT SALES THE WHOLE STORIE IS COMMING WE WILL SEA YOU ALL IN COURT.

Yes, I am involved with Jacksonville Yacht Sales. I purchased both the Luhrs 32 Open AND the Luhrs 41 Covertible PRIOR to becoming an owner in the business... My outstanding experience with these boats is a large part of WHY I decided to buy the business. I stand by my statements in full! I still have my 41 Convertible. It is a GREAT boat, and the best value in it's class...

If you wish to post the "WHOLE STORIE"(sic) please DO SO... Make it the WHOLE STORY, and the WHOLE TRUTH, if you dare...
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:29 PM
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Please 41 LUHRS state the "whole story"
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:33 PM
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WELL HELLO BOBBY SHEPARD
(aka) OWNER OF JYS THE DEALER THAT SOLD ME THIS BOAT. THIS IS WHAT I MUST DO TO GET THINGS DONE ON MY BOAT. I HAVE HEARD ALL THE STORIES ON WHAT YOU WILL GET DONE AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED FROM YOUR END. YOU PASSED IT ALL ON TO CLARKS LANDING AND LUHRS TO TAKE CARE OF BUT IT ALL STARTED FROM THE BOAT AND ALL THE PROMISES THAT YOU SOLD MY WIFE AND I
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:52 PM
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41 LUHRS: It would be a lot easier to read your posts if you TURNED OFF THE CAPS LOCK KEY and used normal capitalization.
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:07 PM
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41 Luhrs - I'm curious to hear more. What model year was the boat and how many hulls in to production of the 41? I assume you bought the boat new? How long did it take for all of these issues to show up? Were they in the first year of warranty? I'm in the business too and understand that these issues can and sometimes do happen. However, that is where the warranty and the dealer support should come in. It's a shame your problems have been so severe that they've forced you to voice them here. I wish you the best of luck in getting a speedy resolution.
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:41 PM
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This thread has certainly captured my attention.
I am not taking sides.
41 Luhrs, I was in a similar situation awhile back but on a much smaller scale. Thousands of dollars, not hundreds of thousands.
I also attempted resolution with the manufacturer/dealer before posting here on THT.
Things started off much like they have here. I posted and the company in question attempted to discredit me here.
Skipping the gory details, it came down to who was actually telling the truth and who was lying.
Once the company in question realized I was 100% upfront and their poster was less than honest, they came through pretty quickly.
Problem resolved.
Be it 41 Luhrs or the dealer posting here, please tell the whole story and the truth.
The honest party WILL prevail.
And EASE UP ON THE CAPS LOCKS. We already know you're ticked off.
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:43 PM
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this guy buys a 600k boat new and has to put up with this crap. let him vent- not that I would want a lurhs but that would be enough for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:53 PM
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Hello Rick,
This is an open forum and everyone is free to post whatever they feel like posting and usually it is very informative to all. You may choose to "bash" anyone you like, but most forum members would appreciate the "truth", as is the name of this forum. We are not your servicing dealer, but it is my understanding that you were not comfortable with a few repairs being done in Jersey, so Luhrs offered to pay a captain (at their expense) to bring the boat to the factory, repair the issues on your list (at their expense), store the boat for you until April (at their expense) and ship it back to you April the 1st, 2007 ( at their expense). Luhrs has offered and stood 120% behind their boat and will continue to do so and I don't understand why you will not take them up on their offer or have your local dealer repair the few real items on your list. You purchased a demo boat with 260 hours on, spent 2 entire days and nights checking out the boat and left for New Jersey. Even though we are not your local dealer, we have made many attempts to ensure your happiness, as has Luhrs and your local dealer.
The rest of the truth is that I would really appreciate you settling your financial obligation with regards to the boat, along with having your ex-wife sign off of the title to the boat you traded, which by the way, has been since April.
As stated above, please tell the fellow forum members the truth. The truth is that you do have a few items that need to be addressed, you have been offered assistance and warranty repairs, you do owe us a bunch of money, and you still have not delivered us a proper title to the boat you traded, but please do not blame the boat builder needlessly. My sincere apologies to the real forum members for airing laundry, but felt you should know the real and rest of the story. I will not post to this thread again, but please call me if I can assist you in any way!



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Old 12-20-2006, 05:07 PM
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And these are the days of our lives.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:10 PM
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jys - 12/21/2006 3:53 PM



Hello Rick,
This is an open forum and everyone is free to post whatever they feel like posting and usually it is very informative to all. You may choose to "bash" anyone you like, but most forum members would appreciate the "truth", as is the name of this forum. We are not your servicing dealer, but it is my understanding that you were not comfortable with a few repairs being done in Jersey, so Luhrs offered to pay a captain (at their expense) to bring the boat to the factory, repair the issues on your list (at their expense), store the boat for you until April (at their expense) and ship it back to you April the 1st, 2007 ( at their expense). Luhrs has offered and stood 120% behind their boat and will continue to do so and I don't understand why you will not take them up on their offer or have your local dealer repair the few real items on your list. You purchased a demo boat with 260 hours on, spent 2 entire days and nights checking out the boat and left for New Jersey. Even though we are not your local dealer, we have made many attempts to ensure your happiness, as has Luhrs and your local dealer.
The rest of the truth is that I would really appreciate you settling your financial obligation with regards to the boat, along with having your ex-wife sign off of the title to the boat you traded, which by the way, has been since April.
As stated above, please tell the fellow forum members the truth. The truth is that you do have a few items that need to be addressed, you have been offered assistance and warranty repairs, you do owe us a bunch of money, and you still have not delivered us a proper title to the boat you traded, but please do not blame the boat builder needlessly. My sincere apologies to the real forum members for airing laundry, but felt you should know the real and rest of the story!



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Well, that settles that.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:13 PM
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Wow, put on the boots and get out the shovel, cuz it sure is flying here. I would be totally embarrassed if I conducted business like this.

I hope that the OP owes these guys some money for his sake, but I kind of find it hard to believe that the seller would be foolish enough to transfer title of new property and accept less that verified unencumbered consideration at that. I hate to say it, but I think the OP should lawyer up at this point because, to me, this post clearly shows that there is some serious game playing here.

Hey, I got an idea. Since he didn't pay for it anyway, why don't the appropriate parties take it back? I mean, this boat is such great value for $ and so, so many people love them, and the problems are so minor, shouldn't be a big deal (total sarcasm here).

I have to admit, this was a most interesting thread.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:20 PM
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Yikes--hard to believe a dealer would take a boat in trade without the title in hand. I've never done a trade-in, though, so who knows.
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First, Deadwood...........now.....................Deadbea t
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:26 PM
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Wheww, glad to hear the rest of the story. I've been to the Luhrs factory and seriously considering the 41 for a charter business out of St Augustine. Held my breath on this one. Alot of boat for the money, but still alot of money. I see there's extenuating and mitigating circumstances. Wonder how it will all flush out?
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Shin-Dig - 12/20/2006 5:10 PM

jys - 12/21/2006 3:53 PM



Hello Rick,
This is an open forum and everyone is free to post whatever they feel like posting and usually it is very informative to all. You may choose to "bash" anyone you like, but most forum members would appreciate the "truth", as is the name of this forum. We are not your servicing dealer, but it is my understanding that you were not comfortable with a few repairs being done in Jersey, so Luhrs offered to pay a captain (at their expense) to bring the boat to the factory, repair the issues on your list (at their expense), store the boat for you until April (at their expense) and ship it back to you April the 1st, 2007 ( at their expense). Luhrs has offered and stood 120% behind their boat and will continue to do so and I don't understand why you will not take them up on their offer or have your local dealer repair the few real items on your list. You purchased a demo boat with 260 hours on, spent 2 entire days and nights checking out the boat and left for New Jersey. Even though we are not your local dealer, we have made many attempts to ensure your happiness, as has Luhrs and your local dealer.
The rest of the truth is that I would really appreciate you settling your financial obligation with regards to the boat, along with having your ex-wife sign off of the title to the boat you traded, which by the way, has been since April.
As stated above, please tell the fellow forum members the truth. The truth is that you do have a few items that need to be addressed, you have been offered assistance and warranty repairs, you do owe us a bunch of money, and you still have not delivered us a proper title to the boat you traded, but please do not blame the boat builder needlessly. My sincere apologies to the real forum members for airing laundry, but felt you should know the real and rest of the story!



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Well, that settles that.













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