Promo Boat With Tower ?

blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 58 Baller
I have a strong potential buyer for my 2017 Nautique 200 Promo Boat and he wants to put a tower on the Boat. When he got the price from the Nautique dealer for factory tower, it was a bit pricey. Does anyone have advice that I can pass along regarding quality after-market towers? I am told that the brackets under the gunnels are already pre-installed. Any help may get my boat sold so that I can pull some tournaments this year in the next boat.
Blake Yates
Nautique Promo Rep, GA

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,347 Mega Baller
    Blake. Reminder the tower reinforcement in the deck is specified for the tower designed for that boat. Adding an aftermarket tower may cause cracking or undue stress on the areas where the aftermarket tower lands. Not saying a aftermarket unit can't be installed just that their is a very hi risk of deformation and potential for gel coat cracking.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    escmanaze
  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 58 Baller
    Jody, thanks for the update. Sounds like he should either dish the idea, find another boat with a tower, or pony up, huh?
    Blake Yates
    Nautique Promo Rep, GA
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,978 Mega Baller
    How about order your 2018 with a tower and then remove it for the guy? Out of curiosity, how much are they asking for a tower? 4k is around what any good aftermarket will cost.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • WaterSkier12WaterSkier12 Posts: 177 Baller
    Blasphemy!!!
    Unless he wants a tower for Barefootin!
    Good luck selling it.
    Bout warm enuff to get started ;-)
    Jody_Seal
  • jimskijimski Posts: 199 Baller
    I've said it before and I'll say it again we love the tower on the 200
    My advise would be to buy the factory tower they are so simple to use and if you do want to take it off and hide the holes a simple strip of sea deck does the trick
    Jody_Seal
  • jimskijimski Posts: 199 Baller
    Also the factory cover fits there towers. If you buy aftermarket you may run into issues finding or modifying one
  • bigskieridahobigskieridaho Posts: 794 Crazy Baller
    @blakeyates The factory tower is built by Roswell. I would suggest buying the Roswell aftermarket tower and get the factory bases for it. My buddy did it on his 2012 SN200 and it looks and works great.
    eleeskiDrago
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,956
    In the PNW, Samson is the aftermarket tower of choice. When properly installed and supported it will last the lifetime of the boat. Covers can be easily modified by a competent upholstery shop. Factory towers are nice, but there is nothing wrong with adding a tower if that makes for a boat sale.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
    eleeski
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 418 Baller
    @oldjeep promo guys have no control on how the boat is ordered. It’s done by the factory.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 2,978 Mega Baller
    edited February 17
    Ah, that is weird. I assume you can at least pick colors and if you get the ugly hash mark graphics? If i were plunking down the money i would want to make sure it was salable in the local market.

    Side note, i wonder why my post with the roswell tower got deleted? Another apple/forum incompatible link?
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • dave2balldave2ball Posts: 418 Baller
    @oldjeep new program for Nautique. The promo owners don’t have control of the boat anymore. They also cut the team by 15 or so.
    Jody_Seal
  • LoopSkiLoopSki Posts: 285 Crazy Baller
    edited February 18
    Thats a bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it works out for them!
    keithh2oskierescmanazeBrennanKMNBroussard
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 546 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I would just tell the dude to pony up for the factory tower. Not even a question. Now the concept of Nautique not letting the promo guys decide their own stuff? Wow!! It's hard for me to imagine how that ends well.
    schaferallycatWaterSkier12
  • skierjpskierjp Posts: 560 Crazy Baller
    edited February 18
    @dave2ball @oldjeep @escmanaze This is Blake’s 2017 that he is trying to sell. The potential buyer is interested in installing a tower. Yes Blake custom ordered this boat, check it out, it may be the best looking boat on Ski It Again. Red Metal Flake and Black. This boat is in show room condition with low hours.
    SIA42564, Georgia.
    WaterSkier12tdusin
  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 58 Baller
    @oldjeep, I believe the factory tower is pushing $10K from hear-say but not confirmed. The Roswell after-market, if it is close to OE is intriguing. My potential buyer may have already dried up; I haven’t heard back from him recently.
    Blake Yates
    Nautique Promo Rep, GA
  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 58 Baller
    @skierjp , thanks for the post compliment. You’re right, it’s one sweet boat. Heck, I might wet it today.
    Blake Yates
    Nautique Promo Rep, GA
  • blakeyatesblakeyates Posts: 58 Baller
    @jimski , is that your boat lift with soft roof? Tell me more or send private reply.
    Blake Yates
    Nautique Promo Rep, GA
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