Originally Posted by Bamabonners
Here is a good video of their factory and boat building process, I have heard that they do use the Gortex thread plus many other high quality components. I also like that their graphics are geled in. Bassboats have been doing this for years and it really does add to the longevity of the exterior.
Cheaper price doesn't always mean they use cheaper products. Many times, the higher price comes from more overhead like advertising, sales people, name recognition.... I am in IT consulting business - many times the big name product is more expensive because of the above reasons, not because they use better materials. No doubt that the Nautique is a well built boat, but to say something is made from higher quality materials just because it is more expensive is ignorant.
Walk the boats and you will see where the extra price comes from. I've walked many boats recently because we are int he market. I've walked MBs right beside malibus, since they are at the same dealer, the malibus were more expensive and much nicer inside and out. I walked the TIges, they are nicer than the MBs and on par with the malibus. I've walked MCs and they are nicer than all three I've mentioned. The funny thing is as you talk about price point you start to see where the money goes as the price goes up.
Wake to wake you aren't going to see much difference, other than shape, until you get into some of really expensive boats. You're going to get less bling with less money, it's simple economics. THis isn't the crappy littleague teams where no one can lose, if you pay less you're going to get less on most products. MBs are still expensive and still nice and people don't want other to minimize a purchase like that, but it's reality.
The CCs are going to give you more and better otpions, because you are paying for more and better options. Much like Chat has said about axis, people want more out of the axis options wise and then bitch they cost too much. Once you start to bling out a boat it's going to quit being a price point boat. MBs and axis are price point boats, you aren't going to get everything you get with the other boats at that price point. Not everyone wants the bling, and not everyone can afford bling, so that's why the price point boats are there. If you can buy a blinged out boat for a price point price you snatch it up because it makes fiscal sense, and you'll have equity in it off the lot.