Alumacraft
TCESOX
Posted 9/25/2023 5:07 PM (#1023847)
Subject: Alumacraft





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Just saw on the news, that Alumacraft is laying off 68 workers due to declining boat sales and supply issues. Started making aluminum boats in the '40s.
rpike
Posted 9/25/2023 6:37 PM (#1023850 - in reply to #1023847)
Subject: RE: Alumacraft




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Location: Minneapolis
Bummer. I hope it's temporary. Lots of fish came over the gunnels of my Navigator 165. To say nothing of the 18' canoe my parents had.
TCESOX
Posted 9/26/2023 7:18 AM (#1023856 - in reply to #1023847)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft





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Paper said they still have 200+ employees, and trimming from two shifts to one, so still making boats.
North of 8
Posted 9/26/2023 3:39 PM (#1023865 - in reply to #1023856)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft




Since so many new boats are financed, wonder if rising interest rates impacted sales.
TCESOX
Posted 9/26/2023 4:52 PM (#1023868 - in reply to #1023865)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft





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North of 8 - 9/26/2023 3:39 PM

Since so many new boats are financed, wonder if rising interest rates impacted sales.


Probably to a certain degree, but you also had to expect a lull after the buying frenzy of the pandemic.
upnortdave
Posted 9/27/2023 3:06 AM (#1023874 - in reply to #1023868)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft




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Location: mercer wi
Or maybe 4 years ago a 185 competitor fully loaded was only 35k now its 60k. I know because I priced them. It's a shame
kjgmh
Posted 9/27/2023 8:05 AM (#1023877 - in reply to #1023847)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft





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Location: Hayward, WI
Alumacraft was pushing boats on their dealers the past 2 years. Dealer inventory is at all time high. Dealers are not ordering more boats and this is what happens.
gregk9
Posted 9/27/2023 8:44 PM (#1023895 - in reply to #1023847)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft





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What goes up, must come down....
JKahler
Posted 9/29/2023 12:48 PM (#1023943 - in reply to #1023874)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft




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Location: WI
upnortdave - 9/27/2023 3:06 AM

Or maybe 4 years ago a 185 competitor fully loaded was only 35k now its 60k. I know because I priced them. It's a shame


I paid 27500 for a 185 tiller in 2019. This past winter I saw one at a boat show for 43k, everything was identical. Ridiculous.
BustedTip
Posted 10/2/2023 3:07 PM (#1023998 - in reply to #1023943)
Subject: Re: Alumacraft




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I really regret not going bigger when i got mine in early mid 2020. The 205 is just a long lost dream now.