I want to start by thanking everyone for coming to our Drive for Perfection Event earlier this month. It was great seeing everyone again and being able to show off all of our hard work over the past 12 months. Releasing (9) new boats over the past 12 months has been a Herculean task for us and seeing the reactions from everyone checking out the new boats for the first time made it all worth it. We even sold the first 477 Evolution in the first couple of hours of the event! Not to mention the ones that are sold behind it.
Not only do we have a large selection of new models to show you, we also have a 300 Open with a pair of the new OXE 200 Diesel Outboard engines.
We are very honored that OXE chose to partner with Intrepid on this project and we will be working together going forward to dial in this engine package for more Intrepids in the future! We love the idea of having diesel outboards and we love what we see so far from OXE and the Team at Laborde Products .
As always, our customers are our best designers and you wanted more selection and we delivered. Be sure to come see them in person for yourself at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show starting this Wednesday, October 30th – Sunday, November 3rd.
We’ll all be there, and we are looking forward to seeing you all once again!!
I also want to give a shout out to Joe Brenna, my VP of Customer Service and our Customer Care Team. I gave them the task of creating a video that explains how we service and give support to boats all over the world without having a dealership network because that is a question we often get and as usual, they never disappoint and they exceeded my expectations. Be sure to check it out in his portion of the newsletter below.
See you at FLIBS!!
|Thanks to everyone who came to see us at our Drive for Perfection Event in Dania Beach this month. And a very special thanks to our friends from Formula 1 Sports Cars in Coral Gables for collaborating with us and providing such incredible exotic cars. We’ve accomplished a lot in the past year, so we were happy to be able to give our customers a preview of what we will be showing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It’s been an exciting time in that we’ve been able to develop an unprecedented nine new models over the course of this past year. They will all be on display at the show. We will be in our usual Bahia Mar location with our landside display space 1020. Adjacent to that we have our in-water boats display on G Dock.|
|We’ll have the boats listed below in the water:
· 300 Center Console
· 327 Center Console
· 375 Nomad FE
· 407 Cuddy
· 407 Panacea
· 410 Evolution
· 430 Sport Yacht
· 475 Panacea
· 477 Evolution
With these boats on land:
· 345 Nomad SE
· 345 Valor
· 407 Nomad FE
· 407 Nomad SE
· 200 Flats Boat
Our new 477 Evolution is a very special boat with lots of new features, as is our new 345 Valor. We’ve rounded out our Nomad series with the 407 Nomad SE, and the 407 Nomad FE. All these boats provide our legendary ride and are packed with the latest features. Now we can’t wait to show all our new models to the world!
We’ll have all the members of our sales staff at the show to help you learn our new boats. Our factory team will be in attendance as well to answer any questions. Hope to see you there!
|Over the years we’ve delivered many boats to our customers in the United States as well South America, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, etc. We have always been able to provide excellent service to our customers wherever they may be. Sometimes we are asked about how we care for and service boats that aren’t in Florida. Our contacts for service are numerous. We work with all engine manufacturers and have relationships with many marinas and boatyards. I prefer our service model to that of other boat manufacturers because we choose who is the best. Sometimes going to a vendor that is designated as a company’s servicing dealer doesn’t allow for that choice. We understand that service is the most important aspect of owning a boat. Leisure time is priceless, so we do whatever needs to be done to allow for uninterrupted use of your boat. We have a very strong team of support technicians and administrative staff who are instrumental in following through on whatever service is being done in the field. Our factory technicians can travel to your boat if repairs can’t be accomplished by a vendor local to you as well. We’ve done business this way for many years and it has always given us excellent results. The video in the link below explains all of this. Please view it and send any questions or comments that you may have.|
|We are excited about the new models that we will be showing off at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Amongst them are six new Nomads, a 345 Valor, and a very special 477 Evolution. The 407 Nomad SE that we will be showing is the new boat for Jim Kelly and the FLIR Fishing Team. She’s pictured below and is quite a fishing machine!|
|Because of the boat show, the FLIR team will have to sit out the Wild West King Rush tournament that takes place on October 26th in Madeira Beach. We’ll certainly be ready for our next chance to fish a tournament though!
We have been the title sponsor of the Wild West Series since its inception and are proud that this sponsorship benefits our local community. There will be 75 teams participating with a $65,000.00 first place, so it’s an exciting event that is great, family fun.
|If you find yourself in the Tampa Bay area at any time, I would love to arrange a tour for you to show you our manufacturing facility. Call me if you have any questions.