Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

boat shortage???


Recommended Posts

so I have been thinking of trading in my 17 21vlx for something a little bigger. Went to my dealer and they only had 1 tow boat in stock-a 21' axis. They said they can't get boats...

Link to post

In a manner of speaking, its probably been over a year since I've been on the forum. Then I see posts about people getting new boats....

Link to post
ndahlberg12

Ordered in December, took delivery 5 days ago. Shortage is an understatement. 

Link to post
23 minutes ago, Weaklink said:

In a manner of speaking, its probably been over a year since I've been on the forum. Then I see posts about people getting new boats....

Keep your boat if you want to be on the water this year. Your only real option is to get lucky on finding a used boat or order a 22 (if possible) or a 23 model year. 

Link to post
vaporbluebu
45 minutes ago, Weaklink said:

In a manner of speaking, its probably been over a year since I've been on the forum. Then I see posts about people getting new boats....

Quick recap of the last 18 months:

Last year Covid sent everyone outside driving up the demand for anything outdoor related including boats. That demand only increased this year and manufacturers have had difficulty sourcing materials to build new ones. That has led to a market with huge demand and very little supply. The good news is your 2017 is probably worth more than you paid for it new. The bad news is if you do sell it finding a boat to replace it with will be extremely difficult and extremely expensive.

  • Like 3
Link to post

If you're serious about getting another boat for next summer, I'd suggest you put $ down with your dealer now. Like this week if possible, and definitely before July is over. Then stay in touch to make sure they will keep on that timeline.

You'd be surprised how many boats dealers typically sell to summer walk-ins, and many of those are signing up on the waiting list for next year, once they get over the shock of not being able to get a boat this summer. Dealers are going to really struggle to build much stock inventory again this year.

  • Like 3
Link to post
23LSVOwner
17 hours ago, Weaklink said:

so I have been thinking of trading in my 17 21vlx for something a little bigger. Went to my dealer and they only had 1 tow boat in stock-a 21' axis. They said they can't get boats...

 

Link to post
Posted (edited)
16 hours ago, NWBU said:

If you're serious about getting another boat for next summer, I'd suggest you put $ down with your dealer now. Like this week if possible, and definitely before July is over. Then stay in touch to make sure they will keep on that timeline.

You'd be surprised how many boats dealers typically sell to summer walk-ins, and many of those are signing up on the waiting list for next year, once they get over the shock of not being able to get a boat this summer. Dealers are going to really struggle to build much stock inventory again this year.

A buddy of mine just ordered a new Axis yesterday and it won't be done until March or April.

Edited by dcarl
Link to post
  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the replies-all good info. I'm not close to a big volume dealer and so I wasn't sure if it was an issue of boats going to larger markets. I'm about 3 hours from Dallas, TX and they seem to have some boats-at least on paper. I can't even get service at my dealer-they are having trouble finding and keeping employees. I'd definitely like to get into a new boat before the warranty runs out-seems like I need to get something fixed every season.

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...