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By Chris Choich (joseph) on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 1:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The company I work for builds aluminum hull rigid inflatable boats for military, coast guard and search/rescue agencies. The 17’ and 19’ 175 hp jets are like the “HUM-V’s” of the water world. They can go anywhere—up rivers and over huge surf. Is there a recreational market or group that would be willing to pay 30 grand for this ability?
By Ken E (airfreak) on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 9:38 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
If it has a large clean wake, then you might have something. Got to keep the cost down, but if you get it to function then you have a market. A great wake with no hassels or concerns about the "pretty" boat. None of the "don't step on the seat" type of issues. Easy to beach without damaging $$$props.
By Jim Bogden (bog) on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 11:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
at 30 grand I dont think there is a market for it unless you can offer everything else we expect from a wakeboard boat and the functionality of go anywhere. The functionality by itself isnt worth too much IMO
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