Big Nautique Week!
Sport Nautique 200
Bill with Phil and Michelle Smith at the Buxton celebration
This past week has been eventful for our Nautique family for several reasons. Nautique won a big award and some of our dealers had exciting events.
First, the award. Nautique was recognized this past week as winner of the towboat segment’s Excellence in Design award presented by Trailer Boats magazine. Of all the products in the towboat segment our new Sport Nautique 200 was recognized for 2011, joining our new Ski Nautique 200 which won the award last year! In fact, the Excellence in Design award has been given out for only the past four years and we have been privileged to win it all four years!
Winning this award is a real honor for us at Nautique and the result of two important factors:
- First, it is a result of an awesome team. Greg Meloon and the Nautique Product Development team are incredible. They have been hitting home runs and have most recently demonstrated their talent with the 210 Byerly Icon Edition, the Ski Nautique 200 and the new award winning Sport Nautique 200.
- Secondly, it is a result of a strong commitment to product development by our company. While many in our industry have been significantly cutting back on product development we at Nautique have stepped up our investment. We understand the importance of continually getting better and are obsessed with giving our customers the best product on the market.
The now award-winning Sport Nautique 200 has already become a legend in our industry. It is a v-drive that has received the coveted “record” rating which allows it to pull the most prestigious ski tournaments in the world. It is also a great wakeboard, wakeskate and wakesurf boat; truly a boat that does it all. Dealers have been telling me that this boat is selling almost as fast as they get them; so, plan to stop by your local Nautique dealer soon for a look at this new Nautique!
Also this past week, we celebrated the Grand Opening of Buxton Marine’s new location. Buxton is our dealer in the Dallas Fort Worth area and I was honored to be part of the celebration at their fantastic new facility. During the day (this past Saturday) one Buxton customer after another told me how much they love both their Nautique and the incredible service they get from the Buxton team. Congratulations to Phil, Michelle, and the entire Buxton team on a great facility and a great event!
Also this past week I had the opportunity to visit the team at Pacific Nautiques in Seattle, Washington. They were in the middle of their annual food drive and it was exciting to see the food that they were collecting pile up. Doug, Ron, Rob and the entire Pacific Nautiques team (even including Cleo!) not only care about making sure Nautique customers in Washington State have a great time with their Nautique boats but also trying to help their community.
Finally, in the Detroit area Jeff and Patti Smith at Silver Spray Sports were having their annual Polar Ski where Nautique lovers get a chance to ski on some pretty cold waters! This is always a great event held annually at Silver Spray. Plus, these aren’t the only ones; Nautique dealers all over the world are having enjoyable events to celebrate the Christmas season.
This was a great week to be in the Nautique family; it always is!
Enjoy the Nautique life!