My bud and I were solving world problems today and lamented the fact that there are rarely, if any, 3 event boats displayed at Boat Shows by the Big 3. We could remember not that long ago that not only was this the Flagship boat of said companies, but also the ONLY boat of said companies.
Now it is the least expensive, least profitable, and (usually?) the worst selling boat in their inventory, and probably has been for a decade or more. Knowing that, why would any company put countless cash and man hours into R&D for their bottom feeding product?
Look at Correct Craft as a starter. Ten or twelve years ago, why would they completely redo the 196 and introduce the 200? Better boat, we are sure, but that much better for the money expended on the caboose of their fleet? Now the '19 comes along and same question. Seriously? THAT much better for mucho bucks expended?
MasterCraft did the same thing a few years ago when replacing the TT197, an outstanding boat. We can understand better gauges or screens or amenities, better bells and whistles, better engines and trannys, but ridiculous R&D money spent on the boat itself?
Then Malibu does the same thing a couple of years ago and just got us to wondering what we are missing. Of course, we are the Masters of the Universe (just ask us) while being clueless, for sure, but does anyone have some inside baseball knowledge as to why they do this for their least profitable boat?
Makes for good Winter time jawing, anyway.