View Full Version : Portland Boat Show 2013

01-08-2013, 06:57 PM
Who's going and what day? Opens Wed goes through Sun. Maybe see some of my Moomba/Supra brothers there. I probably won't make it down until Sunday but definitely looking forward to it.

For anyone who doesn't want to sign up on the mailing list, here's the 2 for 1 coupon link:


(I know the URL says 2011 but it really is for the 2013 show)

01-08-2013, 08:29 PM
I think Mike and I are planning on the VIP tonight.

I'll be at Meadows snowboarding on Sunday

01-08-2013, 08:48 PM
Pics or it didnt happen. :)

01-09-2013, 03:26 PM
Exactly - come on fellas give 'em up. I've still got a 4 day wait before I get to go drool on the shiny new fiberglass and vinyl.

01-09-2013, 08:34 PM
Sorry - no pics. I was busy keeping my little girls from tearing the place apart.

01-10-2013, 01:51 PM
I think we are going saturday. Pm me if anyone wants to meet up.

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01-10-2013, 08:32 PM
Sorry i didnt take any pics. I was very sick Monday and in recover Tuesday but didnt want to miss the show.

I might take the camera and snap some shots Sunday but IDK.

They have so many boats cramed in <30> at the AWS display you can really only get inside shots.

I will however be signing paper work on our new boat at the show. Loan just came through today.

01-10-2013, 09:49 PM
So what is it???

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01-10-2013, 09:56 PM
You should see the surf specific pontoon boat Mike bought. The best thing is the matching tower and BBQ grill.


01-10-2013, 10:03 PM
Dude you walked right by my boat. it is the Pontoon with the tan leather interior, wood grain steering wheel big BBQ on the back. I think the MSRP was 80K. Ill have to get you pics since you didnt realize thats the one i picked

01-10-2013, 10:15 PM
With a 300hp IO!

01-10-2013, 10:32 PM
Hell yea man, hey the LSV had 325, im stepping down a little.

Course i have to surf way back so i dont get near that prop, but hey ill pull a first, you can throw me a beer and a chicken leg while im surfing.

01-14-2013, 02:14 AM
Finally made it to the show. Always a good time - nothing really overly exciting. Spoke with AWS quite a while - didn't walk away with a boat or a job but can't blame a guy for trying. They definitely dominated the wake boat displays and as mentioned was difficult to get many good pics.

But a few..

Drew's boat in a 2013?

Love the metal flake

For being a smaller boat, the SA does not feel small inside...


01-14-2013, 02:16 AM
Quite a few Bu's on display, the 24 MXZ being my favorite.





01-14-2013, 02:18 AM




01-14-2013, 02:20 AM
We found the Green Lantern's custom ordered boat over at the MC display... I thought the pics were bad, it's even worse in person. At least their sales guys weren't a bunch of A.H.'s this year.





01-14-2013, 02:23 AM
Few Enzos - definitely like the mojo nose better than this one!



The hole in the floor up front left me wondering as well...


01-14-2013, 02:28 AM


Very weird windshield, uh, wrap?? Yeah, I got dizzy looking at it too.

Gotta say, we LOVED the white/pearl metal flake finish on this one. Didn't think I'd like an all white boat but this one really stood out to us.



01-14-2013, 02:30 AM
This Go-Fast boat was pretty crazy. But a little under powered really...




Only $350k...

01-14-2013, 02:34 AM


Up in the bow it has a full bed, bath and couch in a cabin type area with enough room to stand up.


01-14-2013, 02:36 AM
I tell ya though, the toons are where it's at... If I had a lake house and an extra $75k laying around I'd be all over that!





01-14-2013, 02:43 AM
In the end I still love my boat. Walked away with about 10 new ideas for mods and updates or changes I want to make now of course!

01-14-2013, 08:17 AM
Nice... I see the BU tag says a "monthly investment of 611.00" LMFAO

Also... is that Pinkman looking at that Green nightmare?

THanks for the pics. Our show in 3 weeks or so!

01-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Fugle Green Lantern boat. Green seats, not my thing at all

01-14-2013, 10:05 AM
thanks for sharing the pics. that green mc is horrid..

totally agree with the tooner thing. I love being in my sis' at the lake. it's a great boat to go cruise in the morning/late at night. although she doesn't have barcaloungers on hers :)

01-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Looking at this stuff makes me glad I already have a boat and am not in the market. I liked the Mojo the best of all of them and the price too. Thanks for taking the time to share pics for those of us with no boat show nearby.

01-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Mike's new surf machine.16734

01-14-2013, 11:42 AM
Berg, thanks for sharing,

We were so close to buying a used 24ft tooner two summers ago and thus would have kept the 07 OBV, it would have been so cool too, sold out from under us, so i was not meant to be the 2012 xlv..

plus side , don't have two boats to store..:eek:

01-14-2013, 12:36 PM
Mike's new surf machine.16734

Yea boyee!!

01-14-2013, 12:41 PM
I puked in my mouth when I saw that x-star in person.
I have to say the most impressive boat I saw was the G32. That is until I saw the price. I paid less than that for my first house.
Good grief, who can afford these things?
Stupid, stupid money.

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01-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Looking at this stuff makes me glad I already have a boat and am not in the market. I liked the Mojo the best of all of them and the price too.

If I were a rich man I would be eyeballing the G23 or Bu MXZ 24. In reality I too liked the Mojo best out of all of them for the $$. Warren of AWS mentioned it was his top seller for the show and of course would have loved to put me into one.

Looking at the Enzos I was a bit surprised at how short they are in the rear by comparison to other hulls. For being touted the surf king, they had pretty close to the same profile/height in the rear as my old MobV (eyeballing it), just more of a sharp V on the bottom.



01-14-2013, 01:01 PM
I went back to the boat show Yesterday on free passes thanks to AWS. Just me and Claudia which is the first time we went on a main day with jsut us. We normally go with a group of people. We were there about 4-5 hours and spent the bulk of it at the AWS booth, and Tige booth.

We did go through the MC booth and talked to the guys there, as soon as they firgured out who i was they didnt talk sales to much. Not sure why? Maybe it was the sweatshirt i was wearing and they had already bashed SC brand for being so much less then MB and MC. They were nice guys though just bad tactics to ever say a bad thing about another brand, my motto is, say the differences, fact only not your personal thoughts when you are selling boats LOL.

I too saw the Black and Green X-Star, this is the second time i seen it, when i was on the SA450 in Oct i saw them lanch it for the first time and it looks better in the water then in a show room, but yea the green is way over the top nausiating.

Hanging out in the Tige booth was a lot of fun and knowing as many people in the Tige world as i do made for interesting conversations with the Tige rep and River City who is now the Tige dealer up here.

The R20 seems to be there big boat this year for sales at the show, followed closely by the RZR <20 ft>
The Z1 wasnt really getting any bites but i think its the 75+ price tage for a 21 footer. The Z3 got lots of attention and possible sale with custom order.

At the SC booth it was madness for a while. They had so much traffic at one point it felt like a night club that you cant walk through with out rubbing everyone LOL.

The White Worlds SA they had was spectacular to look at and got a lot of attention.
Sitting next to that was a Black and grey Supra 21V that looks to be sold at the end of the show to a younger couple. He looks a lot more excited then his wife LOL. Me and him were talking % rates since i just got my loan all done and locked in. <yes that means im a boat owner again>

Next to the 21V was the Infamous Moomba LSV in Black with Blue and looked really sharp.
Then you had the Winner of the Moomba Line the Back and Blue Mojo 2.5
Up till the show they only sold 1 Mojo and it was a 2013 also
At the show they sold 5 more and got some serious intrest in the 2012 White on White that was on display in the used boat section. i think they had it there because it has 170 hours on it lol.

Next to the Mojo they had a nice A22 from Axis, and i have to say in the last 4 years this boat is really starting to look like a family wake boat instead of the orginal plan of hard core take a garden hose to spray it down and walk away approach it started with.

You had the Malibu line sitting next to it, i think they only brough 3 new Malibus to the show. 24MXK, 23 LSV and 30th edition 20FT which i dont recal the tag name but its 90K 20fter with 3 computer screens and surf gate LOL. Its the most pimped out 20fter ive ever seen lol.

In the middle of the display floor was the Nautique line and they had 1 of each including the G25. The only way to see the G25 was to ask and they would take you to its special showing area. The back docks because there was no more roon for it inside LOL.

Over all it was the best time ive had at the boat show and i really enjoyed hanging out in SC and Tige booth. I didnt talk to any potential customers at Tige, but i sent several to the SC booth and even sent some personal friends who are looking at upgrading there I/O to V drive.

01-14-2013, 01:06 PM
If I were a rich man I would be eyeballing the G23 or Bu MXZ 24. In reality I too liked the Mojo best out of all of them for the $$. Warren of AWS mentioned it was his top seller for the show and of course would have loved to put me into one.

Looking at the Enzos I was a bit surprised at how short they are in the rear by comparison to other hulls. For being touted the surf king, they had pretty close to the same profile/height in the rear as my old MobV (eyeballing it), just more of a sharp V on the bottom.

You are exactly correct sir.

This also really limits the amount of weight the boat can really have in the rear. At the Polar Bear this boat was maxed out and water was over the rear rub rails. It does throw a nice wave but most of the riders agreed it wasnt as good as the hype on this boat.

Not only is the side shallow but look at the swim deck, that sits in the water with no ballast, so you can see how low it sits all the time.

This boat isnt really designed to have a lot of rear weight, only its factory system and then you can nose or center weight heavy. Also i was hearing a lot of the pro riders are going as fast as 14-16mph surfing now to clean up the waves and make the pockets longer.

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01-14-2013, 01:37 PM
Sorry did I miss where you talked about your new ride Mike? :)

01-14-2013, 01:45 PM
Sorry did I miss where you talked about your new ride Mike? :)

Huh What? I dont see any threads about that yet LOL