I guess it may still work that way in some cases CD...but if I were gonna drop a 1/4 mill or multiples of that on a boat today, I'd be heading to the internet to see what others thought of it and what to look out for....just like the posts we see here all the time.
Now Boat US is reporting stuff....a google search can do the rest. Wish the other industry magazines were more independent and did some actual reporting, but hey...we certainly have broken the cone of silence for those buyers who do their homework.
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