Rec Boat Holdings has rolled out its 2016 model year lineup at boat dealer meetings this week, introducing 15 models across the four brands.
The company’s annual dealer meeting – themed “20/20 Vision” – not only provided the opportunity to trial the new boats, but also delivered a twist to the norm for dealers in attendance.
“We wanted to offer our dealers a more valuable experience outside the normal business meeting and new boat review,” stated Roch Lambert, president at Rec Boat Holdings. “Providing speakers and seminars that relate directly to improving their business delivered a very exciting format for the dealers as well as being informative."
The company offered insights from valuable marine partners such as GE Capital, Boatsetter (recently merged with Cruzin), Freedom Boat Club and the Water Sports Industry Association. New product seminars were conducted for each of the brands allowing dealers an interactive training session with product engineers and designers.
Four Winns launched a new line of deck boats, a new TS model with Volvo FWD drive system and
the Vista 255 sport cruiser.
The new HD 270 was launched at the meeting, with promise of additional models to come, available in sterndrive and outboard configurations. The TS series adds a big brother, TS242, powered by the Volvo Penta FWD drive. Finally, the all-new Vista 255 premiered recently at
a number of European shows. The trailerable 25-footer packs in plenty of cruising amenities – on deck, the cockpit features plush seating, premium sound options and
refreshment center choices to fit your needs. Down below, the cabin boasts 6’3” of headroom with
plenty of sleeping area and enclosed stand up head. The V255 is designed to give the family many
options on where they boat and how they boat; for a day cruise or long weekend, the Vista 255 fits
Glastron adds a new outboard model to the fleet – the GT 240. As consumers call for more efficient
power choices, Glastron answers the need with this new boat. Created from the GT 245 platform, the new GT 240 delivers a significant amount of additional storage while maintaining the same spacious cockpit and lounging area. Consumers can choose their power with outboard horsepower options ranging from 200-hp to 300-hp. Still the affordable driving machine, Glastron continues to provide the perfect boat for the new or seasoned boater.
Scarab has grown the offering by introducing a new Wake Edition option to the Scarab 215 and 255 models, respectively. The new package includes radical new graphics, ballast and custom tower with racks. A state-of-the art Medallion touch screen communication system is also available as an option.
In addition to the new Wake Edition package, the iST (Intelligent Shift & Throttle) from BRP is now available on all Scarab boats 19-feet and larger. The iST system monitors boat speed via integrated GPS and modulates both throttle and reverse gate position to deliver smooth, predictable deceleration when shifting to reverse. The iST system gives boaters the control around
the dock, increasing safety and confidence.
Wellcraft has nine new models coming in the next year: bay boat, center console and walkaround offerings.
The RBH design team, along with pro fishermen in collaboration, has built a brand new offering as well as new identity. Filling a gap in the Wellcraft line up the 22-foot Fisherman bay boat model, 24-foot Fisherman bay boat and the 24-foot Fisherman center console are all scheduled to be in market by the busy winter boat show season.
A brand new hull design, the bay boats and center console models will come fully equipped with all the fishing amenities needed for a day-long outing. The new center and dual console boats, available in 22-feet, 24-feet and 26-feet, are packed with flexibility for fishing or cruising.