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Old 01-18-2015, 05:31 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by manyboats View Post
GB could have done it years ago w Perkins engines ....... but they didn't. Their bad IMO.
They didn't do it because their market wouldn't have touched it with a ten foot pole. Their market was not and is not people like yourself who are willing to creep along in a displacement boat with a tiny bit of horsepower. The fact that they have sold thousands of boats worldwide bears that out. And as time went by, their market wanted even more power so they would have the ability to cruise slow and economical when they had the time and go (relatively) fast when they were in a hurry.

Their market for their new boats was and is relatively wealthy people to whom fuel cost is not as important as other considerations. American Marine was very smart in their understanding of their market. Had they followed your line of reasoning they most likely would have gone out of business long ago.
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