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mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:29 AM
Ok peeps, made it up to the Seattle boat show. What a spectacle to be seen. After you pay 11 bucks for parkering Holy chit man, you pay 12.50 a ticket you can feast your eyes on all the shinnies.

Ok honestly I wasnt impressed at all with the show. I expected there to be a lot more ocean stlye boats since we are in Seattle but i still expected a better showing of wake boats, and river boats, and open bow I/O boats. There just wasnt as many as i really expected.

Venders ohh my god there was a lot of venders, mostly all big boat stuff but still pretty decent to walk threw and look at lol.

Over all i dont think i will be attending the Seattle show again, with the gost of fuel to drive the 425 mile round trip, food, drinks, parking, entry fee, and time spent it just wasnt worth it. I can say that i went and saw now lol.

Ok on to the boats.
these first 4 are standing on the north entry way over looking the boats. Can you find the wake boats here?
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0530.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0531.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0532.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0529.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:31 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0609.jpg

This was kinda cool, Its a display of all the football teams in the state of washington.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0613.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0614.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0615.jpg

Correct answer is there is only 1 actual V drive wake boat in all those shots. Most of the wakeboats were hidden behind curtains, or in the east hall.

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:37 AM
Master Craft was the first boats we found, decent little display.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0534.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0535.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0536.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0537.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:38 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0538.jpg
Classic looking ski boat.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0539.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0541.jpg
I liked the colors of this one. It matches Serenity
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0540.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:42 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0542.jpg
On to Malibu.
AWS cant display Malibu in Seattle as there is a Malibu dealer in Seattle. I was disapointed in the display because all the boats where jamed up next to each other with only 2 or 3 inches of space. You had to stand on platform and look inside from the rears.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0545.jpg
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mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:44 AM
We really liked the interior of this one, I think it the VLX version. It has very simular colors to Fierah, and the outside had matching colors to the truck.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0548.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0549.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0550.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0553.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:47 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0554.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0555.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0556.jpg

They had a pretty cool display how the Wedge works. I used sport mode and held the button on the camera, it took 21 pictures in the 4 seconds it took to move the wedge. I wont bore you with them all.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0557.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:50 AM
Now heres a boat i have never seen at any shows. The Sanger, ive herd a ton about this boat but never seen a new one before. Was a pretty nice looking boat but the sales guy didnt know anything about V drives, why they exist or even why they were designed. He just kept fumbaling threw answers with his customers, i almost wanted to tell him to shut up and i would help them out LOL.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0543.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0544.jpg

Not a wakeboat but man these bad boys deserved a second to awe at.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0581.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:53 AM
Heres some pics for our man Sled.

I couldnt believe they made this type of boat still. Claudia was like whats that? Why doesnt it have a bow? LOL
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0594.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0593.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0610.jpg
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mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:56 AM
Heres the engine from the Nautique Ski boat.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0586.jpg
This is the open bow direct drive.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0582.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0584.jpg
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mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:58 AM
Drivers area of the Ski Boats.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0587.jpg

Nautique V drives
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0585.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0589.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0588.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 05:59 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0590.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0591.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0592.jpg

All nice looking boats.

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:03 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0595.jpg

Centurion only had 1 boat here, same as the Portland show. When i asked the sales guy point blank why they only have 1 boat at each show? Hes a jerk and got all offended saying how the economy sucks, no one can get money to buy boats, and yada yada yada LOL. I looked at him puzzled and said, thats funny because i know several dealers selling boats left and right, maybe its your attitude lol.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0598.jpg
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http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0596.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:05 AM
MB had 3 boats, all pretty nice. No one there to really talk about them though, only some teens standing around.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0599.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0600.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0602.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0612.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:07 AM
Claudia really likes these boats as well, might be one in the future of the Mandley garage.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0604.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0603.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0605.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0606.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:10 AM
This is also an MB but i didnt take pics, it had squatters.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0607.jpg

The only Supreme at the show. I was disapointed you couldnt take a good look at the boat. It was wedged in the corner.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0608.jpg

Found the East Hall, Found AWS of course, and Tige.
AWS had the biggest display by fare, they had the largest wakeboard gear, boards, assesories area at the show.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0616.jpg
OBV
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0617.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:13 AM
LSV which was wold at the show and will going home soon to its new owners.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0618.jpg
MoJo
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0619.jpg
Matt manager of AWS. Gerry O wasnt at the show Russ sorry.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0620.jpg
Supra
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0622.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:15 AM
Supra 242 also sold at the show. It will be going home to its new owners.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0621.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0623.jpg

On to the Tige
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0624.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0626.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:22 AM
Claudia really liked the colors on this Tige
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0629.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0627.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0625.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0628.jpg

Sorry guys, No Axis boats. The Malibu dealer in Seattle didnt bring any.

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:24 AM
I posted some pictures of the Ferrari boat from Portland, it was here and i got a couple other shots of it.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0631.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0630.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0632.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0633.jpg
Couldnt get a good shot of the bow, but its a seating area and a bed.

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:25 AM
Some nice fishing boats.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0634.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0636.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0637.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0638.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 06:26 AM
Last but not least.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0635.jpg

wolfeman131
01-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Mike, thanks for all the pics!

Interesting that there were 2 DD's at the show. I don't know if there was a single one at Atlanta. Anyone know what that smaller shift lever is on the ski boats?

Interesting on the Sanger - the logo font on the boat & trailer don't match. OCD personality like mine wouldn't be able to stand that.

Not surprised by Centurion rep. I've seen that "our poop don't stink attitude" before.

Not surprised by MB reps. Other than Dallas, I hear their dealer network is weak.

The 'bu's always look nice.x

Looked like AWS had some great pricing on their Moomba & Supras, so not surprised to read some of those rides were sold.

KSmith
01-31-2012, 08:40 AM
Anyone know what that smaller shift lever is on the ski boats?

Drew that small shifter is on all Super Air models too. It is evidently called a hydro-gate, seems it works somewhat like Moombas wake plates, but a different design.

newty
01-31-2012, 09:06 AM
Thanks for all the pics Mike. I always wanted to go but now... not sure.

KG's Supra24
01-31-2012, 09:15 AM
Nice pics MM. I came away wanting one of those fishing boats, ha.

jpetty3023
01-31-2012, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the write up mike. What did the 242 go for do you remember?

dusty2221
01-31-2012, 10:22 AM
This looks real familiar to how the Dallas Boat show is set up.

kaneboats
01-31-2012, 11:12 AM
Super job, Mike! Felt like I was there. Lots of good pics of what's out there. Interesting that Supra and Moomba are selling at the show. That's great news.

04OUTBACK
01-31-2012, 11:35 AM
In Seattle today and may go for a bit. Great pics. Anyone from exile there?

bergermaister
01-31-2012, 11:40 AM
Looks a lot like the PDX show. Thanks for the update Mike - now I know I don't need to spend the gas to venture up there! Pretty sure I crawled all over in that very black/gray Supra that sold!

I got a look at the little shifter thing as well at the PDX show and was wondering - looks like a wakeplate type of control.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/pdxboatshow12/P1080799.jpg

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k414/grberglund/pdxboatshow12/P1080798.jpg

Boonejeepin
01-31-2012, 05:15 PM
What?? Is Gerry slacking. :)

I think he spent his fair share of time at the Portland show.

sandm
01-31-2012, 06:18 PM
thanks mike for the pics.. amazing boats...


that shifter is called a hydro-gate. look at the back of the hull and you will see it. there's a channel designed to funnel water against the bottom of the hull and through it. works like a wakeplate, but looks way different...

http://www.planetnautique.com/CorrectCraftManuals/211-3.jpg

mmandley
01-31-2012, 07:23 PM
No i dont recall the price on the 242 =(
Gerry didnt go because they said he was cleaning and reorganizing everything after the Portland show LOL.
No one from Exile, Exile doesnt do the boat shows or the booths, since they are in a partner ship with Sampson, Sampson gets the vender space and does everything.

Exile is a direct manufacturer and the fact Brain even sells to us direct is more then he has to do. When he sells to us direct hes taking buisness away from shops like Earmark who sell retail. This is why you dont see Brain at boat shows setting up booths.

Sampson was there and i stoped by but mostly to look at the tower mirror i want to buy.

viking
01-31-2012, 10:53 PM
thanks for the pics Mike.

Jet
02-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Thanks MM. This is just like giving a alchoholic a drink. Im smiling!! Dallas is Feb. 3-5 & 9-12. Get ready Dusty

KG's Supra24
02-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Thanks MM. This is just like giving a alchoholic a drink. Im smiling!! Dallas is Feb. 3-5 & 9-12. Get ready Dusty

Sorry Jet, Dusty made other arrangements. He ditched me too :(

wolfeman131
02-01-2012, 02:20 PM
Sorry Jet, Dusty made other arrangements. He ditched me too :(

You ladies can join us. We're going Friday @ 3:00pm.

KG's Supra24
02-01-2012, 02:34 PM
You ladies can join us. We're going Friday @ 3:00pm.

No No ... I don't need the after-thought invite. You two have a good time.

wolfeman131
02-01-2012, 02:36 PM
Oh, goodness. I believe I have caused a rift in the bromance.

dusty2221
02-01-2012, 02:43 PM
Hey guys, Drew and I are hitting the boat show Friday at 3:00. Having lunch and some beers (I hope) around noon. Feel free to join.

rdlangston13
02-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Really like MB for the money but I HATE the tower design on them. U G L Y

think i saw an OBV for 46??? is that how much they are these days?? that seems high

wolfeman131
02-01-2012, 04:22 PM
Nope, that's about the going rate for the OBV w/ the options most would want:

- GIII ballast
- Wakeplate
- Digital Cruise
- Bimini

saberworks
02-01-2012, 07:36 PM
I went the day it opened and again on Monday. The most interesting story was that Supreme. The dealer was new at it and the factory told him it was a new boat, but he was all over it because he thinks it's actually used. I took a look and it definitely doesn't seem like a brand new boat inside or in the engine compartment, more like a demo boat. He seemed pretty pissed.

kaneboats
02-01-2012, 09:09 PM
"New" is a relative term when you are talking to dealers. To a consumer "new" means "in the box". In dealer speak it means "never titled" and thus "demos" are "new". Funny the dealer was the one complaining when dealers do this to customers all the time.

wolfeman131
02-01-2012, 10:28 PM
That's the second time in a week I've read of a po'd Supreme dealer. There is a serious flame thread on WW started by a dealer about his issues with Supreme.

Jet
02-03-2012, 10:47 AM
3:00!! some of us have to WORK!! Hydrous ceremony tonight, you not going?? KG next sat night?? if your around.

hmm no mention on here about my wife texting dirty to KG while we were snowboarding last week?? Good Its all quite.

dusty2221
02-03-2012, 11:07 AM
It wasn't KG she was sexting. :)

chawk610
02-03-2012, 11:26 AM
I know Jet... beers at noon!!! Screw you guys! :)

I guess yall don't have the child support payments I do!

wolfeman131
02-04-2012, 05:55 AM
The beers didn't start until 1:00pm. But, they soon were flowing very quickly. At the boat show, they were $8 a each. I bet we easily dropped $150 at the show on beer and had a blast. Made the mistake of agreeing to a second round of Mexican food after the show. A quick 4 hr nap & I'm getting on a 6:00 am flight. I feel sorry for the folks that have to share the enclosed tube with me.

Big thanks to Dusty & Ash!!! Had a great time.

04OUTBACK
02-04-2012, 10:19 AM
Living like a college kid are ya Wolfe?

wolfeman131
02-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Gawd no! In college $150 was enough for beer for a month & I didn't feel 1/2 as crappy as I do today.

kaneboats
02-04-2012, 12:03 PM
I'm sure glad I'm not on that plane.

Mikey
02-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the pics. Good Job. Our boatshow is next weekend,looking forward to it. As for the shift lever on the Nautiques ,all responses were correct. Hydro gate is essentially wakeplate. As for the pics of the 200 closed bow ski boat comes in open bow ,exact same weight. Also standard motor is the 343 with option available of 450 HP. Would be nice to have a similar option for the Outback. Yes i realize Moomba has a 400 hp 6 Litre motor but not available in boats other than LSV and up.

Although ski boats are more than adequate with the 325hp i have, or the 340 hp ,more power is usually required ,much prefered,by Jumpers and such. If Moomba wants to play with the Big Boys ,maybe it should at least offer the option on the bigger motor?

As for the comments on the Sanger boats.They are a simple designed boat,with few changes over the years ,But QUALITY HAND built. We have a local dealer,but the Dealer himself has a bit of a ???? Reputation.

Looking at the boats posted ,ive always felt Malibus have by far the nicest styling,finishs etc. Not prices though... Mastercraft usually dominates our show and likely the Canadian Ski team will be present to help influence / meet and greet.. Looking forward to the show. We may have a smaller market,but we have a Healthy,cash loaded ,work force with many people ready and willing to buy,so dealers will put a Very Big Push selling boats here. Looking forward to seeing what is new and exciting.

wolfeman131
02-04-2012, 04:07 PM
I gave a new meaning to "the Speedy Gonzales."

Andale! Andale! Arriba! Arriba!

I'm sure Delta was disappointed in granted me that 1st Class upgrade.