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hamkj 05-23-2007 10:56 PM

Just out of curiousity... is there a standard that new boat builders have to go through before introducing their product to the market? <BR> <BR>ie ISO, US Coast Guard (UCG), Canada Coast Guard (CCG), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)... <BR> <BR>I can't remember seeing any of these decals in the Epic or WakeCraft.... <BR> <BR>Yet they are posted in almost all other established boat manufacturer's boats... <BR> <BR>Is this important? Capacity ratings? Or is this a tax or money grab by these associations? <BR> <BR>Just wondering... to me it adds credibility to the company's boats... <BR> <BR>Does anyone know the legal issues? Or is it just forms of advertising?

deltaboy 05-23-2007 11:12 PM

In the states Coast Guard is a must from what I figure NMMA is a certification process.

ldr 05-24-2007 10:57 AM

ISO isn't really a requirement in any industry. If anything it's more for sales than anything else. <BR> <BR>I would think that that each boat would have to have some sort of coast guard certification.

hamkj 05-25-2007 3:11 PM

What is up with the latest signings by Epic. It seems they are working hard getting a pro team behind them... correctmeif I am wrong... doesnt that only cost money... paying contracts... salaries.. supplying boats... what about lowering the price to hit the market within a stone's throw of what the price was originally intended to be... $50,000... but now I see prices floating around $65,000... thats 30% higher. Either manufacturing costs have gone way up.. or there are too many "signings"... <BR> <BR>To all new boat builders out there... my opinion is... build a good quality boat... at a price lower than the big boys... and you will have some interest from consumers. <BR> <BR>I don't know that many people who buy boats... care who is on the "team". <BR> <BR>Other than Ryan and his "Barbed Wire X-Star" or the new guys with his "X-80" to make everyone else jealous. <BR> <BR>Isn't it more important to pay money to get proper Coast Guard Approvals/Certifications? <BR> <BR>Just a thought. <BR> <BR>Also... have there been any fully documented warranty details on these new boats coming out. Who and how warranty issues will be taken care of? What does the warranty cover? <BR> <BR>Does anyone own one? What kind of manuals... warranty certificate... came with the new boat purchase?

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