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Old 10-18-2015, 07:53 PM   #9
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City: Lottsburg, Va
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Vessel Name: Amazing Grace
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I understand that GB had discussed an exclusive arrangement with a SE FL dealer. This was after the acquisition of Palm Beach. This dealer apparently had no use for the Palm Beach guy now running GB. So GB has hired a couple of experienced GB sales folks from this dealer and is going direct. Not sure how this will play out.
I agree that GB abandoned their original market. Nothing wrong with complementing the trawler with down east boats but the trawlers became fast cruisers. The Palm Beach influence will likely bring about the end of the "classic" line, which is classic in name only. B&B is right, new boat buyers seem to want the speed.
We own one of the older GBs, a '91, which has a larger Cummins engine than the old Lehmans at 315 hp. She runs well at 1700-1800 rpm making about 9 kts and burning about 5 gph.
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