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Old 03-11-2014, 01:11 PM
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Anyone have one of these?
They dropped the price point to open up the market. Thinking about one to keep the kids interested in family time.
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A buddy of mine has a dealership and he was telling me how impressed he was with the performance. The higher hp (which is only a computer difference) model is much preferred. While he was impressed with the performance he was disappointed with his potential margin. Base model he only makes $180 per unit at msrp so beware of shipping, prep and those fees. I like the looks of it and would seriously consider it if I was in the market.
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Look pretty good, I checked them out at the boat show, I really liked the composite hull construction like a kayak much better than fiberglass and gelcoat for durability. 3 seater with the HO motor and storage gets up there in price through, much smaller than other 3 seaters as well.
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Check one out in person. Its made cheaply (makes sense with pricetag) and its size only makes it fun for riding in lakes. Even my GF saw it in person and couldnt stop talking about how cheaply its built.
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Originally Posted by abeal2 View Post
A buddy of mine has a dealership and he was telling me how impressed he was with the performance. The higher hp (which is only a computer difference) model is much preferred. While he was impressed with the performance he was disappointed with his potential margin. Base model he only makes $180 per unit at msrp so beware of shipping, prep and those fees. I like the looks of it and would seriously consider it if I was in the market.
Are you sure about that number?

$180 wouldn't make any sense for a dealer to stock them. There is more profit in some wetsuits!
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I work with a major retailer that sells these. BRP is really pushing the product hard. Make sure you ask your dealer about delivery times. They may have trouble getting product for the meantime. But that will change with time.

They are very basic, no frills, but are lots of fun and great for beginning riders.
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They look good to me for the price.
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While I like the idea, in person I thought they looked a bit silly sitting next to a normal waverunner. Definitely more like "something for the kids" but I'd be curious to test drive one.

Having said that, at the Miami boat show, there were a dozen people checking these out vs only 1 or 2 checking out the real yamaha waverunners across the aisle. In comparison though the Yamahas were obviously 4x the machine for 2x the price.
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Add a few options and your around $7200, nice little ski
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
While I like the idea, in person I thought they looked a bit silly sitting next to a normal waverunner. Definitely more like "something for the kids" but I'd be curious to test drive one.

Having said that, at the Miami boat show, there were a dozen people checking these out vs only 1 or 2 checking out the real yamaha waverunners across the aisle. In comparison though the Yamahas were obviously 4x the machine for 2x the price.
Very true, but that is because Yamaha did nothing special (better motor on sho/fzr/fzs lineup) this year and the spark is a new model. It caught everyone's attention.

Seriously? LOL

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