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Well Known North Central California Dealership Chooses Supra As Exclusive …


Boat Country in North Central California has gone “all in” to offer the beyond better luxury performance of Supra wake boats @Supra_Boats. A boat dealership who prides themselves on representing engineering-driven brands with integrity and providing superior customer service, Boat Country recently decided to elevate their wake boat expectations to Supra Boats. Boat Country chose Supra as their new lead wake boat brand. Supra Boats, the company where passion meets precision, jumped at the chance to partner with this motivated caring, knowledgeable boat dealership that is a pillar of California’s Northern Central Valley boating community.

Boat Country seems more like a community meeting place than a wake boat dealer. Customers old, new and aspiring all stop by the dealership regularly. And whether it’s to get a boat serviced, to pick-up a new surf rope, buy a boat or just to say hi; they stay longer than they had planned and leave like they came, as part of the Boat Country Family. Many businesses talk about having close personal relationships with their customers, but Boat Country doesn’t say a word, their customers do. Brent Lemcke, owner of Boat Country, doesn’t have to say anything, his amazing list of repeat buyers speak for him.

The customer intimacy that Boat Country enjoys comes from their business integrity and attention to customer service, but probably the biggest ingredient to their success is their boating expertise. Brent and Daniel Indelicato, his lead sales guy, are avid water sports enthusiasts and the level of knowledge they share makes them amazing resources for boating expertise. And when you can get that kind of knowledge from a trusted source, you go back again and again.

It is also this superior boating experience that allows Brent to make extremely educated decisions on the boat brands they offer to their customers. Brent described the process he went through when choosing to represent Supra boats. “We knew right away that we liked the guys at Supra and felt comfortable that they are the type of manufacturer we want to do business with, but in the end the decision came down to the performance and quality of the boats.” Brent continued, “We put the Supras through test after test on the water and off. We had to make sure this was a boat brand we could stake our reputation on. And after all of the consideration was done, the decision was actually a no-brainer. Supra is definitely our luxury performance wake boat choice!”

It was these qualities that drew Supra Boats to Boat Country and vice versa. Dan Miller, Vice President of Sales for Supra Boats, explained the connection between Supra and Boat Country. “We do not sit in an office and dictate how things are going to be. We ask and consider and then make decisions that benefit the entire Supra Boats Family, dealers included. I think Brent and his team appreciate being part of our team in addition to the superior products we produce.” Dan continued, “It is a long term decision for both of us and it’s a perfect fit!”

Visit this newest California Supra Boats dealer in Escalon, CA at 1433 E. Main Street or visit Boat Country on Facebook.

About Boat Country: Since 1993, our family business has grown to be one of the finest boat sales, service and accessory shops in Northern California. Boat Country is located in Escalon, Ca on Highway 120, making us one of the most convenient dealerships for service and accessories for boaters headed toward the foothills from Modesto, Sacramento or the Bay Area.

Boat Country Inc.
1433 E. Main Street
Escalon, Ca 95320
Phone: (209) 838-2628
Fax: (209) 838-3020
Email: sales@boatcountryUSA.com


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    Sailors With Disabilities Find Freedom On The Water

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    Members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors sail every weekend near San Francisco’s Pier 40. The all-volunteer group serves people with a range of physical, developmental and mental disabilities.


    Emily Green for NPR

    Members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors sail every weekend near San Francisco's Pier 40. The all-volunteer group serves people with a range of physical, developmental and mental disabilities.

    Members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors sail every weekend near San Francisco’s Pier 40. The all-volunteer group serves people with a range of physical, developmental and mental disabilities.

    Emily Green for NPR

    If you think sailing at 40 mph sounds challenging, imagine doing it all alone without the use of your arms or legs, or without hearing or with limited vision. Every weekend in San Francisco, a group of sailors with disabilities does just that, taking to the water to push their bodies to the limit.

    Cristina Rubke and her father, Chris, are members of the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors. On a recent Saturday, they were at San Francisco’s Pier 40, where the dock is awash in activity.

    Chris explains what he’s doing as he situates Cristina in her boat. “I’m getting ready to tie down the board that holds her chin control under her chin,” he says.

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    Cristina Rubke is unable to use her arms and legs, so she controls her sailboat using a joystick and levers positioned under her chin.


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    Cristina Rubke is unable to use her arms and legs, so she controls her sailboat using a joystick and levers positioned under her chin.

    Cristina Rubke is unable to use her arms and legs, so she controls her sailboat using a joystick and levers positioned under her chin.

    Emily Green for NPR

    Cristina Rubke was born with arthrogryposis, a rare condition which makes her unable to use her arms or legs. Even so, Rubke became a corporate lawyer and gets around town on her own. But sailing using just her chin once seemed crazy, even to her.

    “I was just coming by here and met some of the folks. I mean, the funny thing was that they were telling me they could rig a boat with a chin control and that I could sail with my chin,” she says. “And I really, really didn’t believe them. But then a few months later, it happened.”

    This is how it works: In the boat, a small mechanical box with one joystick and two levers sits on a board beneath Rubke’s chin. Pushing the joystick to the left or right controls the direction of the boat. If she pushes it front to back, the sails move in or out.

    All of the boats are specially made so that they’re almost impossible to flip. But this is a volunteer organization, and as many volunteer organizations go, parts frequently break down. That means the volunteers, like Rubke’s dad, are often fix-it-as-you-go mechanics.

    “I’m making this up as I go along,” Chris says. When asked how complicated the boats are to rig, he laughs, “Just complicated enough … They’re not that bad — there’s just a lot of little tricks.”

    For the sailors, this group provides a sense of freedom. Just being out on the water is enough for some participants. For others, like Kathi Pugh, the drive is more competitive. Pugh was a serious athlete before she broke her neck in a skiing accident when she was 20.

    “So to have something that [lets me] really compete again is really exciting,” Pugh says. She placed third in the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships last year.

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    Pugh is hoisted up out of her wheelchair and lowered into the boat with a crane. One-by-one, she and the other sailors push off to race each other around buoys in the bay, with volunteer Charles Cunningham helming a motorboat to keep an eye on the sailors.

    The boats round a buoy, and Rubke and Pugh are neck and neck. Then, just barely, Rubke edges out her competitor.

    A short while later, there’s a distress signal from Pugh. The electronic switches she relies on to manage the boat have stopped working. As Cunningham pulls up next to her, she’s amazingly calm.

    “We have been having problems with our circuit board,” Pugh explains as Cunningham prepares to tow her in. “And now I have, like, no tiller, no jib, sporadic main.”

    At the end of the day, Rubke’s won four of the day’s five races. But in this sailing club, it doesn’t matter if you can use your arms or legs or if you win or lose a given race. It’s being free, out on the water, that counts.


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    Nautic Global Group recognizes top dealers for brands

    Nautic Global Group
    September 5, 2013
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    ELKHART, IN, September 4, 2013 — Nautic Global Group recognized its top dealers for model year 2013 at an awards dinner during its annual dealer conference. More than 700 boat retailers from over 350 dealerships around the world attended the celebration. The theme of this year’s meeting was Plan To Win, reflecting the continued growth strategy for the company and its dealer partners.

    “Every one of our dealers is a vital part of our business, but by recognizing the top dealers for all of our brands, we hope to challenge everyone to raise the bar even higher for 2014,” said Doug Sexton, Nautic Global Group Senior Vice President of Sales Marketing. “The success and growth of Nautic Global Group is directly connected to the hard work and dedication of our dealer partners, and this event is an opportunity to celebrate successes and work toward the future.”

    Following are the winners for the company’s four primary boat lines including Rinker Express Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats, Hurricane Deck Boats, Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats, and Godfrey Pontoon Boats including Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater.

    Rinker

    Hideaway Harbor Yacht Sales in Harrison Township, Michigan, on Lake St. Clair was named the Top Rinker Dealer for 2013. Brothers Rick and Rob Velger are part of a family that’s been in the boating business since the late 1800s when their relatives began selling aluminum boats and bait on the Detroit River. This is the third consecutive year Hideaway has been named the top Rinker dealer in the world. Hideaway Harbor Yacht Sales was also recognized for top sales at a single location for all Nautic Global Group brands.

    Hurricane

    The Boat House, part of an ownership group that runs five dealerships in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin, was named the Top Hurricane Boats Dealer for 2013. Tom Hansen, who runs the company’s two Florida locations, is a second-generation boat retailer who says the protected waters around Southwest Florida are a perfect match for the Hurricane Deck Boat design. Dealer Principal Kevin Code was also honored for top sales at multiple locations for all NauticGlobal Group brands. “We are excited to be partners with the team from Nautic Global Group,” said Code. “Hurricane Deck Boats and the Godfrey Pontoon line are a big part of our dealerships in Florida and our Midwest locations.”

    Godfrey

    Krupa’s Boat Mart in Jackson, Michigan, was named the Top Godfrey Pontoon Boats Dealer for 2013. Located in South Central Michigan and surrounded by hundreds of small pontoon-friendly lakes, Krupa’s is a second-generation dealership that’s run by Gary Krupa and a tight-knit group of longtime employees. Krupa’s has been among the top Godfrey Pontoon Boats retailers for many years.

    PolarKraft

    Hamlin’s Marine, with locations in Waterville and Bangor, Maine, was named the Top Polar Kraft Dealer for 2013. Owner Dave Hamlin attributes the success of his dealerships to hard work, customer service, and keeping a fully stocked boat inventory. The tough Polar Kraft line is a great fit for fishing on Eastern Maine’s rocky lakes, rivers and shoreline. Hamlin’s Marine is consistently ranked among the top Polar Kraft dealers in the world.


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    New Zealand boats have dominated the inaugural Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco.

    The Team New Zealand-Sailing New Zealand joint entry skippered by Peter Burling has won the regatta ahead of another New Zealand boat, Full Metal Racing.

    Burling’s boat finished fourth in race seven, enough to win the regatta on 57 points after the double-point race eight was canned due to high winds.

    Burling says they have grown as a crew throughout the week.

    “I think our results kind of showed that as well, that we’re actually getting a lot better during the racing, and we feel a lot more comfortable sailing together now.

    “But yeah, it was just amazing for us to take the win.”

    The result comes just over a year after Burling and fellow crew member Blair Tuke won silver at the Olympic Games.

    Burling says he’d like to think he’s got a good in with Team New Zealand now, but he is unsure what his cup future will hold.

    “Really looking forward to watching the cup over the next few weeks.

    “And I think it’s all fully going to depend on who actually wins the America’s Cup and what kind of programme they set for the cup going forward.”

    Burling will head to Marseille with Tuke early next week to compete at the world 49er championships, before heading to Hawaii for the moth worlds.


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    Sailing: NZ boats dominate Youth America's Cup

    New Zealand boats have dominated the inaugural Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco.

    The Team New Zealand-Sailing New Zealand joint entry skippered by Peter Burling has won the regatta ahead of another New Zealand boat, Full Metal Racing.

    Burling’s boat finished fourth in race seven, enough to win the regatta on 57 points after the double-point race eight was canned due to high winds.

    Burling says they have grown as a crew throughout the week.

    “I think our results kind of showed that as well, that we’re actually getting a lot better during the racing, and we feel a lot more comfortable sailing together now.

    “But yeah, it was just amazing for us to take the win.”

    The result comes just over a year after Burling and fellow crew member Blair Tuke won silver at the Olympic Games.

    Burling says he’d like to think he’s got a good in with Team New Zealand now, but he is unsure what his cup future will hold.

    “Really looking forward to watching the cup over the next few weeks.

    “And I think it’s all fully going to depend on who actually wins the America’s Cup and what kind of programme they set for the cup going forward.”

    Burling will head to Marseille with Tuke early next week to compete at the world 49er championships, before heading to Hawaii for the moth worlds.


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