Owners of the Wright Performance 360 sport catamaran—and five of the Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engine-powered 36-footers reportedy will be in tomorrow’s 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run fleet—will be delighted to know that when it comes time to sell their cats, a buyer is guaranteed to be waiting. That’s because Missouri-headquartered Performance Boat Center is launching a guaranteed buy-back program, according to Brett Manire, who co-owns the full-service Cigarette Racing Team, Sunsation Boats and Wright Performance dealership with Mark Waddington.
Thanks Performance Boat Center’s new buy-back program, owners of the Wright Performance 360 catamaran won’t have to search for a buyer when it comes time to sell. Photo courtesy/copyright Brad Glidewell/Brad Glidewell Photography.
The program is available to all current Wright Performance 360 owners, as well as clients with boats in production and future buyers.
“We know how much everything costs, from the hulls, to the power, to the paint, to the rigging and to the interior,” said Manire. “I have all the variables of the cost to build in front of me. So we will buy back any Wright Performance 360 catamaran when a customer is through with it, even he wants to buy another boat brand from another dealer.”
Manire said that a number of variables such as engine hours and general wear and tear will determine the payout.
“Nobody has ever done this in our industry before,” said Manire. “It’s not a marketing gimmick—it’s the real deal. After we make the determination on what a given Wright Performance 360 might need, from paint or interior repair to repower if necessary, we will write the owner a check.
“The outboard sport cat market trend has been huge for us,” he continued. “Our goal was to sell and build 12 Wright Performance 360s a year, and we’ve done 10. It keeps our paint shop busy, and we’ve been able to create a dedicated rigging department for it. It’s worked really, really well, and Doug Wright is building another set of molds for us so we will be able to build 15 boats a year. We are booked out for the next five months right now.”