Jeff Harris, CEO of Iconic Marine Group (comprising Fountain, Donzi, Baja) told Powerboat Nation that the company enjoyed its best Miami Show since it started exhibiting at the event.
“It was clearly the best show we’ve had since we started about three years ago,” he said.
Iconic displayed six Fountains and two Donzi models, the 38 ZRC and the 41 GTZ. “They created a lot of excitement,” Harris said of Iconic’s lineup. “Our dealers sold boats at the show and continue to follow-up and close on deals almost every day following the show. We’re just really pleased with the momentum we’ve gained in the first part of the selling season.”
Mega-dealer Big Thunder Marine, based in the Lake of the Ozarks, was responsible for bringing two of the Fountains to the Iconic display this year: the 34 Sport Console and the 34 Thunder Cat. The 34 Sport Console (pictured above) was sold at the show to customers who had taken it for a demo ride; it will now be shipped to the Virgin Islands.
In addition, Harris said Iconic is looking to expand its dealer network, and met with a number of new prospects, both domestic and international, at the show. “We’re setting up visits with some dealers in areas where we don’t have coverage. “We’re taking a team approach,” he says. “We need to make sure we get the right people, who understand our product and our passion about what we’re doing, who understand the heritage of our brands.”
Looking forward, mega-dealer Big Thunder Marine will gather “BFD” (Baja, Fountain & Donzi) customers for its annual Fun Run this summer, to kick off with a Registration Party on Thursday, July 23, and the main event on Friday, July 24. “We already have a good number of people signed up for it,” says Big Thunder Marine general manager Jeremy Anderson. “We started with 70 boats our first year, and last year—our second—we had more than 120 boats. So it’s a very well-represented event for all of the Baja, Fountain and Donzi customers at the Lake of the Ozarks, and anybody else who travels in for it. So it was a great event last year, and it’s going to be a bigger and better one this year.” Register now by going to bigthundermarine.com.
The two Donzis on display, the 38 ZRC and 41 GTZ, were both painted “Black Cherry.”
Big Thunder Marine brought this gorgeous 34’ Fountain Thunder Cat, powered by Mercury Racing 450s.
Fountain 34TC (Tournament Edition), powered by twin Mercury 400 Verado outboards.
Fountain 39NX, powered by triple Mercury 300 Verado outboards.
Fountain’s 34CC LS, powered by triple Mercury 300 outboards.