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timmyb 08-10-2012 7:58 AM

Do other dealers do this? Annual owners reunion?
 
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The last weekend in July every year is the annual Wakeboard & Waterski Specialty Tige Owners Reunion and every year it's a blast. Us Colorado Tige owners look forward to two events every year, the Mile High Meet and Greet and the WWS Tige Owners Reunion party because they are both great events put on by great people. Tige sends Tony Fussel, director of sales, up with the next model year's boat and basically hands the keys off to the owners and let's them drive it around as much as they like. Besides a great party with some fun people, there is also a giveaway, trophies for best stereo and for best rig (truck/boat combo). The giveaways include wakeboards, tshirts, life jackets, ropes and handles, Wetsounds WS420, etc. After the general prizes are given away, they do a drawing for the grand prize donated by Tige which is $2,500 to Pimp Your Tige or take that money plus some as a discount off of a new boat. This year I was lucky enough to win the grand prize!!! I am still stoked and planning my new boat purchase for next year.

Our other boat dealer's doing these kind of events? Ours has gotten a little smaller due to some of the private lakes having restrictions on the boats leaving due to zebra/quagga mussels but we still had a decent turnout.

timmyb 08-10-2012 7:59 AM

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Here's the '13 Z3 that Tony brought down for us to test drive.

timmyb 08-10-2012 8:00 AM

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Few more pics...
(photo's courtesy of Joe Barnes and George White)

tn_rider 08-10-2012 8:04 AM

Get your lotion out CWB4me

tyler97217 08-10-2012 8:19 AM

Active Water Sports here in Portland usually has an annual event for all their customers. It is really pretty cool. They did not do one this year for some reason, but we always look forward to it.

timmyb 08-10-2012 8:30 AM

What kind of events does AWS have at their's?

lifetimewarranty 08-10-2012 10:18 AM

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I know Sanger has their own event every year at a nearby lake.

Is this the guy in the first picture with the tige shirt?

lifetimewarranty 08-10-2012 10:36 AM

just messing btw. Looks like a great time!

timmyb 08-10-2012 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by lifetimewarranty (Post 1775066)
Is this the guy in the first picture with the tige shirt?

:rolleyes: No, that's the owner of WWS in Denver and the Tige factory rep, Tony, on the right. This is just local to Denver, not for all Tige owners.

boardjnky4 08-10-2012 11:18 AM

There is an annual malibu/axis meetup that I believe is affiliated with Pro Marine in Durham, NC.

timmyb 08-10-2012 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by boardjnky4 (Post 1775083)
There is an annual malibu/axis meetup that I believe is affiliated with Pro Marine in Durham, NC.

:cool: Would love to see pics! I think it's cool when you get a whole group of the various models from the same mfr together so you can see the progression of the brand.

boardjnky4 08-10-2012 11:28 AM

I haven't actually gone. I don't own either brand, but I know it goes on out at Hyco. I'll bet the folks at themalibucrew.com have pics.

hunter660 08-10-2012 11:28 AM

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4.) Most towed towboat.

:p

tyler97217 08-10-2012 11:29 AM

Timmy!
Raffles, show and shine, cruise a few miles in formation, etc.....

timmyb 08-10-2012 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by hunter660 (Post 1775089)
4.) Most towed towboat.

:p

5. #1 selling towboat in Colorado. :D

polarbill 08-10-2012 11:33 AM

If I was a dealer I would do this. I would try and have something in late spring/early summer. I would bring over all the new models to show off to people the new model boats. Do some sort of classes on boating etiquette, how to drive, dock, trailer, etc... Seems like a cheap way to show off your new stuff to boat enthusiasts and keep great relationships with your current customers. Only problem here in washington is there isn't a lot of great places that are warm enough to have fun at till May, June, etc..

simplej 08-10-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by hunter660 (Post 1775089)
4.) Most towed towboat.

:p

Should've bought an MB...

boardjnky4 08-10-2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by polarbill (Post 1775094)
If I was a dealer I would do this. I would try and have something in late spring/early summer. I would bring over all the new models to show off to people the new model boats. Do some sort of classes on boating etiquette, how to drive, dock, trailer, etc... Seems like a cheap way to show off your new stuff to boat enthusiasts and keep great relationships with your current customers. Only problem here in washington is there isn't a lot of great places that are warm enough to have fun at till May, June, etc..

Definitely, keeps people loyal to the brand, and in most cases where there is only 1 dealer per brand per market, it keeps them loyal to you.

timmyb 08-10-2012 11:41 AM

Same here Brett, that's why they wait until the end of July to hold it. The good/bad part is that the summer is over and CO is running low on water but the next model year boats are just being announced. It's usually our chance to see the next years model right as it's being pushed out the door.

In all seriousness, if you guys know of other events, I really do want to see the pics and check it out. I love that our dealer does this and imagine that other brand owners would love their dealer/mfr to do it as well.

P.S. - please don't turn this into a cwb4me/Tige bash fest... :D

hunter660 08-10-2012 11:41 AM

I think it's a great idea. I always planned on going to MasterBash when I had an MC.

polarbill 08-10-2012 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by timmyb (Post 1775099)
Same here Brett, that's why they wait until the end of July to hold it. The good/bad part is that the summer is over and CO is running low on water but the next model year boats are just being announced. It's usually our chance to see the next years model right as it's being pushed out the door.

In all seriousness, if you guys know of other events, I really do want to see the pics and check it out. I love that our dealer does this and imagine that other brand owners would love their dealer/mfr to do it as well.

P.S. - please don't turn this into a cwb4me/Tige bash fest... :D

Come to think of it maybe June or early July would be perfect because that is when the next years models start hitting the show room floor.

davenk 08-10-2012 2:44 PM

Texas Tige north of Houston has a reunion every fall in October. We have been going for 3 years and took delivery of our Tige at our first reunion. It is always a good time. Pretty much only for Tige owners who purchased boats from Texas Tige. They ocasionaly have the same awards as menioned above and occasionally have demo boats from the factory there as well.

kkong72 08-10-2012 7:56 PM

No Wake Marine in Cincinnati has one every year at the end of July at Norris lake in TN

08-10-2012 8:59 PM

^^^its funny How many people go to Norris from OH. I know more OH at norris than TN people

kstateskier 08-10-2012 9:27 PM

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Here is a pic from the Williams Brothers Ski and Sports Reunion at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. This is the best pic I can find but I know they get over 100+ boats and have pics in the shop of the entire tie-off.

timmyb 08-11-2012 10:08 AM

Wow Nick! That's a cool pic! LOT of boats right there, thanks for sharing.

mhunter 08-11-2012 11:04 AM

Supra /Moomba reunion 2008 hosted by Ultimate Wake in Fox Lake IL. The SC line was taken over by Lauderdale Lakes they have continued with the annual northern IL reunion.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...ion2008048.jpg

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CC holds multiple informal reunions across the country . They are not hosted by dealers the members of the CorrectCraftFan forum puts them together. One of the largest was at Green lake Wisconsin. 60 boats from the 50s to currant 200 people great fun.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...reunion039.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...reunion038.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...reunion012.jpg

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http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...reunion013.jpg

882001 08-11-2012 11:55 AM

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Supra /Moomba reunion 2008 hosted by Ultimate Wake in Fox Lake IL. The SC line was taken over by Lauderdale Lakes they have continued with the annual northern IL reunion.

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only 3 boats showed up? thats not much of a reunion

mhunter 08-11-2012 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 882001 (Post 1775260)
only 3 boats showed up? thats not much of a reunion

There were actually about 20 there were more behind me.

riddick 08-11-2012 2:18 PM

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2012 Bryant owners reunion

tommyg 08-11-2012 4:25 PM

great that boat owners show pride of ownership in their chosen manufacturers...but that Tige shirt takes the cake. Yes, the boat "i wish I had"...lol.

timmyb 08-13-2012 8:38 AM

Nice picture Brad!

That Nautique reunion looks sweet too, show and shine in the parking lot is nice.

tyler97217 08-13-2012 9:24 AM

Here are a few pics from AWS boat buyer reunion last year....

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http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...IMAG0357-1.jpg

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timmyb 08-13-2012 9:28 AM

That looks like a great turnout!

jbird 08-13-2012 10:06 AM

Wakecraft out of Atwater, Ca. was doing an annual deal at Tulloch!


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