Boat dealer went out of business...

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Mr.T, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    I'm a little irritated.

    The dealer where I bought my new Xpress boat a few months ago closed up shop last week. The nearest dealer is now about 3 or 4 hours away so if I need warranty service, I'm pretty much screwed. :sad2:

    So if you're thinking of buying a new boat, it would seem prudent to get and idea of whether the business is going to be around in 6 months before you purchase...
  2. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

    Dang, that sucks.

    Chances are that someone in the area will take up a dealership. A lot of the boat dealers make sure there are no dealers within a certain range to keep competition down for the same brand, but they don't want too big of a gap because they can loose market share in those areaa quickly.

    Probably your biggest chance for a warranty repair will be on the motor, and typically there are several dealers for the majopr brands within your area.