As spring rapidly approaches its BOAT SHOW SEASON! I love boat show season. More than that stupid hedgehog seeing his shadow, boat show season gets my motor running for spring.
I recently went to a few in our region. I continue to be amazed by:
1. How expensive boats are these days
2. How much each manufacturer is drinking their own kool aid.
I simply can't believe most of what I hear from the dealers at these shows. I had a dealer, who did not know that I already owned a particular manufacturers towboat, try to tell me things that were "wrong" with my model boat. He went on and on about my boats shortcomings. The majority of everything he said was a full out lie.
Perhaps that's a bad example. One person.
But my advice to you if you are in the market for a new towboat is to get multiple opinions. The best source for that kind of information would be each of the main manufacturers list serve (online communities). There you will generally get good opinions for actual users. While not void of bias, you can generally get a fair opinion on what is good and what is not.