From the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in mid-January and the Miami Boat Show Poker Run at the end of February to the company’s regatta on Arizona’s Lake Havasu in late September and the Monster Bash Poker Run on the same lake in November, Dave Hemmingson and the team at DCB Performance Boats had a very long and busy year in 2014. And, according to Hemmingson, 2015 just might be even busier.
What are your expectations for DCB and the performance boat market in 2015?
This was a very stellar year for DCB and we’re expecting 2015 to be as good as, if not better than, 2014. The forecast for 2015 looks bright as we’re blessed with a substantial amount of back orders and we’ve got some really cool boats expected to hit the water throughout the year. We’re probably most excited about the new M41 we’re building for the factory to do another poker run tour. We’re expecting to have the 41-footer, which will be powered by Mercury Racing 1350s and have a really cool combination of colors, finished by mid-year and we’ll provide some sneak peeks as we get farther along. We’ll also have the M35 Widebody being painted by Mark Morris at Visual Imagination—we’re looking forward to doing more stuff with Mark and his crew.
Of course we also have Jeff Johnston on the sales and marketing side of things now (read the story). We’re super excited about him being part of the team and look forward to his contributions this year. We’re also excited about the great events coming up throughout the year. We’re going to the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale again in a couple of weeks—we had a good time out there last year and met a lot of neat people. The Desert Storm Poker Run should be bigger and better this year, too. Then we’ve got a whole list of fun events from the DCB Regatta to the Lake Powell Challenge to the Big Cat Poker Run that we’re planning to attend with many of members of the DCB family.
Overall, we made a lot of new friends in 2014 and expect to do the same in 2015. Here’s to safe and prosperous New Year!
Forecast 2015 Complete Series
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DCB Hires Jeff Johnston
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Highs and Lows from 2013
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