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A five day long Miami boat show draws over a thousand visitors every here.
Nearly half of them come from out of state to see thousands of new boats and yachts.
Cheryl Casone sale the -- And downs of the show from New York -- so jealous Cheryl how is it.
Well -- a -- Rainier right now to be quite analyst and -- but still a 100000 visitors expected over five days that you mentioned for the Miami international boat show what the things.
That we're saying this your particular is that you during the Great Recession -- sells like many things were down but how about sales jumped about 10%.
Last year still the price point of those boats.
Bit of a contentious issue how -- you a go from well.
Building and selling it got within the last hour of markets -- -- this is actually reaching out to that lower and consumer to make it affordable for them to inspire them to buy about that is -- -- the president.
A chaparral boats is doing an engine.
You really are changing the way -- talks -- you bitterness a whole new line at 20000 dollar line.
To get that lower tier customer into the door.
Yes that's very true Cheryl.
We build boats from eighteen to 42 feet but the very top end of the market was very slow we want to go back and build entry level product.
And as a result our revenue is up 40% over last year.
We found that customers like entry level product you shipped about 26 countries -- international buyer right now the international -- has been very strong but on the other hand.
We have found that it's not as strong as there was again prior to the downturn.
If your sales have been higher bit obviously prices have been lower that's one of the things that you had to do at what point do you do you got a 160 profitable quarters -- your company's history fifty year history of chaparral.
Boats by the way but are you worried at what point they get a break when those prices get clo sales volume -- not but it is not you don't have the same amount of profit margins for you -- you know.
-- the profit margins are definitely off but for us through the real benefit is that people were selling to now -- ultimately move up to our larger product.
That does carry a higher margin so we're very happy with what we're doing and we did that with our second -- also revolve -- entry level product.
-- let them move up to the larger boats on the next go around.
No one of the things with and again do we talk about those power but cells let me 2012 you know more than a 150000 power -- Oversold so there was a little bit of a build over a couple ears of those power but sales.
And again you're here in Miami particular 6% of Florida's votes are sitting right here in the Miami.
They had -- getting a lot of the traffic -- interest from buyers over the weekend.
We have by the Miami international boat show is very important for us because it's an international Cheryl.
We bring in an international sales group we entertain our international dealers.
And everyone that we need is very interested in votes at this -- very positive.
Noble Jim -- chaparral buzz as against fifty years in business national Georgia you make by the way all of the -- are made.
In the United States so made in the US sold from the United States absolutely correct we're very pleased you know.
Thank you very much good to have young -- this is -- markets now obviously coming up we're gonna we -- into another CEO of another boat company.
You probably heard the name one of the biggest both companies in the world -- -- -- maybe joining me and the next sour markets not as the chairman and a CEO Brunswick that make the -- -- -- -- Odyssey -- This morning they really do target that upper income customer.
Europe is a big market for never going to be talking to him about how the Europeans are doing -- if there's any any margin issues there and also we're gonna play with some toys and the next hour of markets Nell Melissa know what before that back Cheryl Casone thanks Martin what about.
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