Chaparral holds dealer conference

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Chaparral Boats recently hosted its 2012 worldwide dealer conference at Chateau On The Lake in Branson, Mo., with more than 400 dealers, vendors and employees attending the three-day event.

There were discussions about Chaparral's recently introduced H20 Series, including new 18- and 19-footers in sport and ski/fish offerings. Powered exclusively by MerCruiser, the boats will be sold at package prices, including a trailer, starting at $21,885, not including freight and dealer prep.

“Judging by dealer reaction and initial sales orders our H20 line has already far exceeded expectations,” company president Jim Lane said in a statement. “This is the first time we've offered boats at nationally advertised prices. The H20 Series is competitively priced and on target for today's value-minded buyers.”

In the last five years, the company has introduced 30 new boats at its dealer conferences.

Another highlight of the meeting was the attendance of 20 new dealers. The worldwide conference also included 25 dealers from around the globe, including China, Egypt, India, Australia and throughout Europe.

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