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DitchRider
04-05-2013, 04:42 AM
http://www.gibsonboats.com/gibson_boats_4_sale.htm

42gibson
04-05-2013, 06:04 PM
it was just a matter of time

Frantically Relaxing
04-10-2013, 10:57 PM
I kind of have to laugh- a failing company wants to sell, but are being picky about the new buyer? Seems to me that "someone familiar with the marine industry" is going to ask themselves "if the original company can't make money building their houseboats, what makes me think I can?"

Noble approach I guess, but the real world is pretty harsh... Good luck, Gibson.

DitchRider
04-11-2013, 11:01 AM
I reached out to Gibson's emall listed as I would be interested in the acquisition but a week went by without so much as a reply.

I do deals all the time and that is enough to make me walk away.

Much of the time some new management with an eye on cost reductions and increased sales can save companies like Gibson.. But one thing you can't fix is stupid, or big egos.

Miller Tyme
04-13-2013, 09:07 AM
Bet they wish they had took the money an ran after the tornado a couple of years ago.

Stmbtwle
04-13-2013, 09:35 AM
I think all the big-boat manufacturers are going to have reduced sales for the next few years. The economy might be picking up but I think the days of easy credit are gone for a long time.

DitchRider
04-13-2013, 01:10 PM
The email I received from Bill Brummett indicated that he was meeting with "the Chinese"

Stmbtwle
04-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Well they DO have lots of money... mostly ours.

42gibson
04-14-2013, 06:14 AM
if the chinese buy gibson,will you be able to buy them and parts at walmart?

Zilpo55
04-16-2013, 10:17 AM
I was going to predict that another manufacturer might pick up the name and designs, like Thoroughbred did with Sumerset. The Chinese thing surprises me.

Miller Tyme
04-19-2013, 08:22 PM
I was going to predict that another manufacturer might pick up the name and designs, like Thoroughbred did with Sumerset. The Chinese thing surprises me.

Doesn't suprise me since he has had dealings with the Chinese on Tiawan with Jefferson Yachts/KYS.

Zilpo55
04-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Regardless, I hate to see Gibson go down. They are unique and well built boats, even though I don't want one myself. There are a couple of nice older ones on our marina row and I always enjoy seeing them.

Frantically Relaxing
04-24-2013, 05:56 PM
The Chinese are building some very stunning megayachts, maybe they can build a decent houseboat too?