SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Boat builder Scout Boats, Inc. has helped its dealers reduce their inventories in an effort to spawn sales for 2010, the company reported in a statement yesterday. Aggressive sales incentives and a proprietary Dealer-Linked Inventory program have helped the company reach their lowest inventory level in 15 years, it explained.
“Other companies are still trying to stop the bleeding while we’ve been mending the wounds,” said Scout Boats National / International Sales Manager Alan Lang. “Because we’re a debt-free independent company, we’ve been able to take the necessary steps to ensure we not only weather this unprecedented recession and help our dealers through these hard times, but to perfectly position ourselves to prosper in 2010.”
In addition, Scout debuted nine new models for 2010 at its annual dealer meeting. Its 10th new model introduction will be the unveiling of its flagship center console Sportfish at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show: the 345XSF.
Scout has also been aggressively pursuing new dealer prospects, and it recently added Pawley’s Island Marine, Pawley’s Island, S.C. to its network. This new dealer is one of three new dealers signed in the last few weeks alone, according to Scout Boats.