Baja Marine: The end of an era? — Editorial — The Boat Guide

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Baja Marine: end of era?

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all know story. The boat market to sink the economic hit especially the U.S. in most buyers lumped boat loans with their And we know happened The Miami show, which normally chock-full high-performance crafts, a dramatic in the of these on display. the 2012 several brands off the altogether. Financial have affected country too, declines in boat sales our side the border also had lot to with high prices.

Baja Marine, Canadian icon

Baja label up shop Quebec in 1980s and fairly impressive in the Part of success was to the that Baja a showroom boat enthusiasts check out models which not something other brands boast. Thus, not surprising since then, Baja models been sold all other brands put This also why there so many Baja products for sale.

For the you should that the boat segment split down middle. One one side products built high-volume manufacturers as Baja, Donzi, Formula a few while the half of equation is up of edition models custom builders as Cigarette, Outerlimits, Nor-Tech a few that offer bigger, bolder more expensive Baja benefitted widespread distribution, it used belong to Group, a that still the Sea and Bayliner

Well-suited for Canadian market

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models were known to the sportiest the segment, did they the most But, their of products well-suited to market. The always offered different entry-level under 30 thereby making possible for common mortal own one their boats. starter products drew in buyers who later progress bigger, more craft.

Another that came play was way Baja were configured. the competition, didn’t put its eggs the performance Baja also the time ensure interiors spacious, user-friendly well-designed overall. a result, boats were simply more Since few could offer much cabin as Baja, stuck with brand.

The beginning the end

the economic reared its head in Brunswick Group Baja to under conditions remain nebulous this day. the time, claimed that wanted to the brand new directions use their to enhance performance of products. The was for to focus smaller craft Fountain concentrated building larger

One year company founder Fountain left Fountain found filing for protection under 11 of law. Its were bought American Marine which owns and Pro-Line. again, promises made to Baja with 2012 models 30 feet two bowriders). struck hope the hearts fans, but thereafter we that the holding company also filing bankruptcy as faced several


In light all this, hard to optimistic. But thing is sure: Baja’s days are for good. models have hard to Is it end of era for Fountain and Probably.

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