Originally Posted by blt2ski
My findings re WB, when they shifted there production to south of the border, getting parts, boats, etc went from easy to dang near impossible! I still feel the WB brand of boats, considering what you pay etc, is a decent boat. I would buy one. it is going to be a buyer beware/warranty may be sketchy IMHO. Then again, for a few years, there were some 250-500K boats that had a 15yr warranty, that did not help those buyers either.
They did have a good reputation which appears to be going downhill. There's a predictable trend for most companies that produce things. First they make something really good and people flock to buy the good product. Then, the bean counters almost always take over and methodically chisel away quality to gain a few cents, eventually ruining the product's reputation. Few companies have the long-term vision to avoid this "take the money and run" mentality.