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  • Marine Franchise

    anyone know of a good place to go for research on marine store franchises? i.e. West Marine, Boaters World etc....


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    Re: Marine Franchise

    A very generous bank.

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    • #3
      Re: Marine Franchise

      what type of info? like prices of parts for sale or franchise rights? or profit margins???

      question may be too vague.

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      • #4
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        As far as I know, neither one you mentioned has franchises. Don't know of any other.
        sigpicIf it were easy, any Caveman could do it.

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        • #5
          Re: Marine Franchise

          i'm interested in researching how to purchase or obtain a marine store. i thought the 2 i mentioned were franchises - maybe not??

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          • #6
            Re: Marine Franchise

            Your information may best be found researching "Franchising" or "Franchises".

            sigpicIf it were easy, any Caveman could do it.

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            • #7
              Re: Marine Franchise

              If you are considering opening one just contact their corporate office. They usually have requirements such as sq footage, store front, location, and liquid capitol.
              This is a great link to boat specifications http://boatspecs.iboats.com/
              Please, shop iboats first!!

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              • #8
                Re: Marine Franchise

                I was wondering about this kind of thing the other day. Does iboats have any store fronts anywhere? Have bass pro, cabellas, west marine, but I have never seen an iboats store? Do they exist?

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                • #9
                  Re: Marine Franchise

                  vipzach,

                  I believe iboats business model is almost entirely virtual . . . Their inventory is actually "held" by partner stores. They network all of it together. i.e. no storefronts . . .
                  Torque gets you there. Horsepower gets you there in time for dinner.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Marine Franchise

                    Thanks QC! I was just wondering if they had one or not. I have never bought from online places, I like to go see and touch stuff before I buy. I am getting ready to buy some smart tabs from iboats though. It makes sense to have it virtual........low overhead! Does it make for a slow turn around on your order though?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Marine Franchise

                      Quote Gary H NC
                      http://www.iboats.com/bbboard/bbBoar...0;gtid=1117855
                      There is a marina for sale too...wish i could buy it!

                      If your interested in moving might check this thread out.

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                        Re: Marine Franchise

                        thanks for all the feedback folks...

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