Jet Boat Junkie
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- Round Lake, IL.
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- 242 Limited S E-Series
- Boat Length
Same here, not only are people gawking but they are actually coming up asking to see it and talk about it and ask questions. I understand the newness and shinyness as an owner wears off over time, but to the convert (I/O to Jet) or curious they don't know much difference. I, as a Yamaha jetboat owner of a few model years, can tell you the specific differences of boats by year, can the average consumer... NO! I'm asked all the time if my boat is new, when I tell them it's a 2016 their jaw hits the deck.I know I'm biased, but I don't think the current 24' lineup looks dated at all. We get compliments on how nice it looks everytime we tie up.
I snowmobile as well and this same, exact conversation happens every year the new models release! The years there is not holistic design makeover, guys start bitching ( not suggesting @haknslash is bitching). But consumers want every new year to be a shiny new redesign, the fact is it's just too cost prohibitive for the manufacturers and the consumers.
Regardless, these boats are great and I don't necessarily agree they need a holistic makeover frequently, that would increase overall production costs that WILL get passed on. If it aint broke, don't fix it...refine it! (unless something radical comes along that massively changes the industry) I do agree there are boating segments such as dedicated wake boats they are "missing the boat" on. If you want a dedicated wake boat, Yamaha isn't your boat, too much of a PITA to make it a wake boat. Stop dicking with all the aftermarket accessories and just make a driveable out-of-the-box dedicated wake boat already!
Good news is that no new redesign should keep the used market values steady and solid!