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    Default SeaSport Out of Business?

    I saw some posts in another forum saying that SeaSport has gone under. Anyone know anything more?

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    Just give them a call to find out:
    http://www.seasportboats.com/index.php
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    I did--goes to an unidentified answering machine. And Boondocks' number is no longer in service.

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    Bummer, sounds like they went under. We own a 24 XL and love the boat but the customer support (or lack of) received from Sea Sport was never impressive.

    But in a positive note it should make the existing Sea Sports hold their value even better than what they been doing.
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    Didn't SeaSport just buy C-Dory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod in Wasilla View Post
    Didn't SeaSport just buy C-Dory?
    From the info I could find, yes they did.

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    Osprey, Skagit-Orca, C-Dory and Tomcat all now seem to be owned by an outfit by the name of Triton Marine. At first, I thought SeaSport might have formed an umbrella company by the name of Triton Marine. But now, there's no mention of SeaSport at the the Triton Marine website.

    http://www.tritonboats.us/

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    Triton makes good boats for down south. We did quite a few hops to the Bahamas in a 26' Triton. She purred. Had a head, too. It was tight but it was there.
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    Don't think that's the same Triton.

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    Default Seasport

    I just checked there website and Seasport is on it. Seasport, Skagit Orca, Osprey, CDory, Tomcat, wow!!!! Thats basically a list of all my favorite boats. That will be one fantastic factory tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmeeks View Post
    I just checked there website and Seasport is on it. Seasport, Skagit Orca, Osprey, CDory, Tomcat, wow!!!! Thats basically a list of all my favorite boats. That will be one fantastic factory tour.
    Is there a different site than bhollis posted??????????? seasport is not on that one?
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    Yes gone under the whole works...boon docks sea sport ospry sea dory red do not cross foreclosure tape across the doors.

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    Default Sad story ... but

    The hulls that were produced can be maintained for a long, long time, CAC plastics in Wasilla and others can make them perfect for a few bucks. I hate to think that I can't upgrade to a new 28' with twin diesels. The middle class in the lower 48 is dissappearing, thanks to the current government policies and socialist, deficet spending, anti business ways. At least for now in Alaska the average Joe can make enough to get one really nice toy.

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    Unhappy WOW!!!

    That totally bites!!!

    When my brother-in-law brought home a North River, a boat I wasn't firmiliar with until then, I was totally impressed with it, and really surprised to fined they went under also.

    If Skagit is gone and the others, how about Ocean Roamer?

    The cost of my Sea Sport just doubled and now it's not for sale!

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    Real bummer for sure. If everything worked out ok had plans to buy a 30 foot Offshore model within 2 years.
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    Well, here's what I dug up. Triton Marine currently lists Osprey, C-Dory, Tomcat, and Skagit Orca as brands they manufacture. Looks like they recently downsized from 95 employees to 15 due to the lagging economy, but according to their president, they are still building these boats.

    Last year, Seasport bought the Fluid Marine brands (C-Dory, Tomcat, and Skagit Orca). Then Triton either bought them from Sea Sport, or Sea Sport simply changed names (likely to avoid creditors). Based on a cached Google page, Triton clearly owned the Sea Sport brand, until they stopped production. And Jeff Lindhout, former president of Sea Sport, is now the president of Triton Marine.

    I'm not sure how Osprey fits in to all this (did Sea Sport buy Osprey back in 2005?), but however it worked out, Sea Sport has apparently shut it's doors. Hopefully the molds will survive and the brand will be reborn when the economy picks up. I was seriously looking at buying an Explorer 2400 in the next couple of years.

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    Yea Seasport was listed on their website yesterday, right in front of Osprey. Your right, its not there now, clearly they are doing some corporate restructuring and such.
    They have positioned themselves well though, once the economy picks up and people start buying boats again this new "Triton", which I'm pretty sure is just a parent company the seasport guys created, pretty much have the market cornered on fiberglass boats in the NW. Who else is left on the west coast? Glacier Bay, Arima......?????

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    Curious why Triton says it will continue building the other lines but not SeaSport? My guess--and it's only a guess--is that SeaSport's assets are tied up in some sort of foreclosure.

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    For the record, Islands Marine Center is rocking - but basically because their price-point is higher. It goes along with what was already said about the middle class getting smaller down south.

    A bear bones Ocean Sport Roamer new is going to set you back about $300,000. Loaded up with BIG twin diesels, teak floors, generator, underwater lights, entertainment, networked electronics, watermaker, etc etc - you can spend over $550,000. There are rumors of a long cabin layout for the 34 hull too someday.

    Basically every boat is custom though - that's why over 5+ years, they've only made 75 hulls so far. Less than 15 boats a year is a boutique business.

    It's fun to see a few Roamers in Whittier and Seward though. I'll be ordering my own one of the days (years).

    When I spend half a mil on a boat though, I'm tempted to look at Coastal Craft's 37. I just REALLY like having as much deck space as cabin length. And I'd like it trailer-able through the tunnel.

    So basically, I'd like a 42x12' Coastal Craft with 1100+ HP that would cruise at 40knots. They don't make it...yet.

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    I think Sea Sport has moved their sales department to used boat yards across coastal Alaska. They have a strong showing there. They are starting to outnumber Glasplys and Fiberforms.

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