Don’t go to a boat show…..you may end up spending some money. We went to the boat show a couple months ago that re-sparked interest in a new boat. This time, things got a little more serious. Lots of looking at different boats, putting down a deposit on one that took about a month before they had that model in town to test drive, then it just didn’t meet our needs. We finally turned focus on the Prostars deciding we were ready for a dedicated ski boat, I already knew that was my favorite boat of the primary ski boat options, tho we did look pretty closely at one 200. Got a couple weeks into negotiations on a Prostar, financing approved etc, then they sold it out from under us…. showed up for a test drive with a different boat. So we continued looking around, finding one we liked, but a little farther away. After inquiring about it, conversations proceeded until we had a deal done within a couple days. Just picked it up Friday, and can’t be happy enough with our purchase. Perfect colors for us, great wake, many great ergonomic features. After enjoying it over the weekend despite some windy days, its all we thought it would be.
Rave: The boat, and Mastercraft. The build, and ergonomics seem to be top notch. We constantly find things that standout in terms of being well thought out. And the wake…..or lack there of….
Rave: Bennetts Boat and Ski, in particular Steve that we dealt with. Great/classy color combination they chose. Straight up dealing and very helpful in making the deal work for us. Immaculate boat, even after spending the summer working the ski school. Everything you hope you encounter in a dealer when making a major purchase.
Rant: The weather. You get a new boat on Friday and end up with high winds all weekend.
Rant: The former Mastercraft dealer, particularly Rich the salesman we dealt with, that sold the boat in negotiations out from under us. Weeks had gone on in negotiations, partly due to a brief interruption as a hurricane passes through. There’s a lot more to this story than needs to be described here, just to say there were multiple lies in attempt to cover up the fact that they sold it and tried to make us go away, then they show up for a test drive with a different boat. Good news for skiers in the future is, they aren’t Mastercraft dealers anymore. They had already stopped selling boats and just had a little inventory left. Just beware buying cars in the Winter Haven Fl. area.