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    Default ACB Gone!

    Looks like the choices for new boat builders just keeps getting smaller...

    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010...chambered.html
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    seems an interesting business story by reading the comments....

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    Good bye ACB.......Hello Stabi-Craft!

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    Hi John, good to see your post. Hopefully the summer has been good to you. Too bad for ACB, I was just liking their new 2500 series too. If only Stabi would hurry up with their new designs...and the dollar would get stronger...and if I could just win the lotto...

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    If only stabi would slant their front windows forward.

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    Is ACB filling all orders or just shutting the doors?

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    Yep, I toured there shop and came close to purchasing one in 2006, and it is a loss for boat buyers, looked at stabi also and they have there limitations. I ended up with a 30' seasport offshore (out of business also) due to the need for a full galley and other advantages on long range trips.

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    Are we going to see a big auction at the ACB plant?

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    I talked to ACB today.They said don't count them out yet..

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    Here is a interview with the President/COO of ACB by KVOS news regarding the status of ACB. They had some great people working there in 2006 when they built my boat,which has served me well. Hopefully they get it figured out. I think those big government contracts are tough for a relatively small boat builder with all the government requirements and slow payment schedules. Gotta have some heavy money to do the research/development, build prototypes,production and waiting to get payed. Here is the link to the interview.This is my first post although I have been a member for some time. Merry Christmas!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0m2akugdR0

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    Did that mean they are not going to build recreational boats any more?

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    Elim, thats how I understood it from that interview. But since they will(if they make it) be producing the hulls anyhow for the government stuff seems like it would just make sense to sell rec. boats. For example the basic hull of my boat is the same as those Marine bridge boats, but of course everything from there is different. Who knows, I just hope they make it in some form. Just to good of a concept and product to die. Plus those were good jobs for Bellingham.

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    It looks like ACB won't be at the Seattle boat show this year. Do you think this will make them worth more or less. I love my boat, especially when the water get real bad but I have thought about down sizing to a smaller one.

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    I tried to call them today but no one answered their phone.

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    I know they have not filled bankruptcy I check Friday.So maybe there is hope...

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    If you want to start a boat building Co. Here is the auction of ACB...

    http://murphyauction.com/Auction/Details/201

    Hate to see another Co. go down and I hope the employees have good luck finding Jobs.

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    That just breaks my heart!!!!!!!They must have known it was coming.They only had three small boats in production.

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