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Has anyone heard about Lund coming out with a fiber glass boat next spring?

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LMITOUT

I would be surprised if they did considering Ranger is under the same ownership and it would be somewhat like competing against themselves.

On the other hand, Ranger has essentially priced themselves so far from reality ($55k+?? get real!) that maybe they will bring a 'bargain priced' or entry level fiberglass boat to the market with the Lund name. I find that hard to believe though as they are not going to offer a comparable fiberglass boat less than aluminum, and if it has the Lund name it is already priced up there. I don't see the Lund fiberglass trailing the Ranger prices too far.

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Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Brunswick Boat Group is the largest maker of pleasure boats in the world. 2005 net sales were $2.8 billion. The Boat Group makes Sea Ray, Bayliner, Maxum, Hatteras, Meridian and Sealine pleasure boats from 16 to 100 feet; Baja high-performance boats from 20 to 44 feet; Albemarle, Boston Whaler, Cabo, Laguna, Palmetto, Sea Boss, Sea Pro and Trophy offshore fishing boats from 11 to 52 feet; and Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft and Triton fishing, deck and pontoon boats from 10 to 35 feet; Land ‘N’ Sea parts and accessories distribution; Attwood, marine parts and accessories; Kellogg Marine Supply parts and accessories distributor; Diversified Marine Products parts and accessories distributor; and Integrated Dealer Systems (IDS).

i'm not seeing ranger in there.

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LMITOUT

My bad. Didn't Brunswick buy the aluminum boat lines from Genmar (who owns Ranger)? How that all went down slipped my mind and thought they were still under the same corporate umbrella. Thanks for reminding me.

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If that is the case, then it makes sense for Lund to attempt to compete with a fiberglass offering.

Unfortunately like I mentioned before, if it has the "Lund" name you can more than likely expect to pay $50k+ for their glass boat too. frown.gif

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ChuckN

No, but I bet you might know more about this Freckles...please tell!

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JohnMickish

Yes, Genmar has Ranger and either Skeeter or Triton (I cant remember exactly which one) while Brunswick now has Lund and Crestliner. I can see them dipping into the 'glass market, especially after seeing the increase in high dollar glass fishing boats running around here the last few years.

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LMITOUT

Brunswick has Triton as Blacksheep mentioned above.

Skeeter is owned by Yamaha. They also own G3.

After doing some poking around, it has been rumored that Lund will be using a Triton hull.

Maybe someone here who was at the dealer meeting on Monday can enlighten the readers??

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Northlander

Man a Lund with a Triton Hull! Man if that happens I may be buying a new boat. My two favorite boats in one. Too good to be true. Like said eralier I just hope they arent $50,000.

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JohnMickish

My bad, it was Stratos that I was thinking of. Just checked it out at Genmars website.

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Freckles

Brunswick owns Lund and Tritan

Genmar owns Ranger

Spring of 2007 The Ultimate Glass Boat, a Lund fiberglass boat with a hull and Interior built by Tritan but designed by Lund.

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Freckles

Please excuse my spelling Tritan should read Triton.

Sorry Freckles

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Black_Bay

On another message board, walleye central, they're talking about this. It sounds like a very interesting deal.

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Shorelunch

This will be VERY interesting. Ranger owns the glass market in the upper midwest with the 619/20/21 VS series, Reatas and the new 1860 Angler. Now I believe/read they(Genmar/Ranger) own Stratos. I'd guess they would probably sell Stratos as a price point boat to go after the first time glass owner and the potential aluminum boat buyer.

To me Lund is a day late and a dollar short on this deal. They've carved their market and made their bed with aluminum and Genmar IS glass and now selling glass boats in the mid-price range.

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