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Former CC Owners Now Teaming with MC


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Anyone know the skinny on this. Seems like there has to be bad blood at CC.

Orlando, FL - MasterCraft and the Walter N. Meloon family announce a new dealership for the Central Florida market. MasterCraft has joined forces with Walter N. Meloon, of the famed marine industry family, to open MasterCraft of Orlando, a full sales and service facility that will offer the entire MasterCraft product line.

The Meloons recently sold their shares in Correct Craft, the manufacturing company built by their family, and will reopen the site of their former dealership, Southeast Correct Craft, as the new MasterCraft of Orlando. The family's long-term desire is to continue their stellar dealership tradition since 1972 of sales and service of high quality inboard wakeboard and waterski boats in the market, and is pleased by the exciting new dealership affiliation with MasterCraft.

"In the many years we were in the marketplace with MasterCraft, we were always aware of their strong commitment to quality and product innovation," says Walt Meloon, owner of MasterCraft of Orlando. "As we analyzed the various options available to us in light of our recent sale, we felt we had an outstanding, win-win opportunity to partner with an industry leader like MasterCraft and firmly believe we have tremendous opportunity to gain market share. Over the years, we have built a dedicated reputation based on taking good care of our valued customers and servicing their boating needs. We are very enthusiastic about continuing this same high level of commitment and in providing superior sales and service for MasterCraft customers."

Scott Crutchfield, senior vice president of worldwide sales for MasterCraft, agrees. "When we were in the initial talks with Walt, it was always about two main things. How do we bring the MasterCraft reputation of quality, innovation, service and integrity into the Orlando marketplace, and how do we gain a competitive advantage in such a crowded yet important market? Walt came to the table with a proven history of being able to deliver a world class consumer experience and, based on their tremendous history, have an inherent advantage to take over and absolutely dominate the marine market in Orlando."

"We have enjoyed a great history in Central Florida, but we are totally focused on the future," added Walt Meloon. "We have very aggressive plans for the market and look forward to maximizing the brand power of MasterCraft and the quality of products to benefit boaters here."

MasterCraft of Orlando is located at 7576 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL and is due to officially open for business upon new product delivery.

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I didn't know they sold it. Who owns CC now? And is the whole Meloon family out of the CC company?

Heres an article.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/or...0,3758496.story

"Meloon, who has been in the family boat business for 52 years and was Correct Craft's CEO for 20 years, "basically retired" from the boat maker in 2002 but had remained one of its biggest stockholders and a dealer. He recently lost his dealer status, however, and earlier this week Correct Craft announced a new local dealer: Nautiques of Orlando, named after the company's popular line of water-skiing boats."\

Sounds like there is some bad blood there.

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