My experience with Walker Bay Boats

Discussion in 'Dinghies' started by wetpaint, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
  2. Vince_nj1

    Vince_nj1 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Aug 25, 2008
    North Barnegat Bay
    2006 320 V-Drives 6.2s, Bow Thruster, Generator, Raymarine C80, Radar, Fish Finder
    6.2 Horizons 320HP
    Thanks for sharing! Sorry for your problems.
     
  3. Jaws

    Jaws Member GOLD Sponsor

    549
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
    That's unfortunate. I've had no issues at all with my 340 Console Deluxe hypalon model over three seasons.
     
  4. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Did you have anything in writing indicating they were sending a check? Did they give any reason why they changed their mind?

    Good luck, MM
     
  5. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    I am doing another post with all their promises
     
  6. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Incredible, :smt021

    I will look forward to updates on this process.

    MM
     
  8. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Sorry to hear about this Wet. I have been considering Walker Bay and other center consoles based on their beam. Looks like Walker Bay is out for me.
     
  9. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Amazing documentation of incompetence.
     
  10. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Ditto!!!
    Wet,
    I'm sorry to hear of the headache you had to deal with thus far. I know how it feels & it's not good. I hope you tear 'em a new one in court!! Best of luck with the case.
     
  11. Go Aweigh2452

    Go Aweigh2452 Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Olalla, WA
    its in my signature
    6.2 Horizon MPI w/guardian system
    I sold my Walker Bay but it was the hard shell. It could not hold up to Weaver Davits designed for the hard shell though they claimed it would and lasted for one week before I had major repairs to do.

    They told me it was not designed to be transported on the swim step while underway??? Huh?

    I'm glad I sold it to a private party. I will not deal with them either.
     
  12. boughtabouy

    boughtabouy New Member

    434
    Jun 6, 2008
    San Diego
    Sea Ray 36 SD/Caribe DL12
    Twin 496, 8.1 Horizon/Yamaha 40HP
    My God, Man!!!

    That is the most ridiculous thread of emails I have ever seen.
     
  13. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    So let me get this straight.... your not supposed to transport a Walker Bay boat or, as John was told, get it wet or put it in the Sun. Wow! Can you at least fill it with ice and use it as a cooler? I won't be buying one of these either.
     
  14. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    I will do anything for material for my blog....slow winter
     
  15. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
  16. Big Island Lifer

    Big Island Lifer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2010
    Minnesota
    '96 330 Formula SS
    For Sale '85 255 Amberjack
    Single 5.7
    Good for you. Too bad it had to come to public humiliation to get them to come to their senses.




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. MaddyDean

    MaddyDean New Member

    545
    Nov 25, 2009
    Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
    280 Sundancer, 1991
    Twin 5.7 Mercruisers w/alpha drives
    What about pain and suffering? What about emotional distress and reimbursement for your time and anguish? :grin:

    Seriously, Happy for you--they should have done this in the first place. Like you mentioned in your Blog, "This economy." In any economy it is all about Customer Service.
     
  18. wetpaint

    wetpaint New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 2, 2007
    Cape Cod/Caribbean
    41 Lipari Catamaran
    2 x Volvo 30hp
    If I brought mental distress and anguish up I would be committed....i am on that fine line as it is
     
  19. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    [I just got off the phone with the President of Walker Bay Boats, Mr. Stefano Rista. We had a nice conversation and he was a gentleman in how he handled this issue over the phone. We both wanted to move on and this was being counter productive for both of us. We are both in business to make money (in a tough economy) and keep our customers happy. Mr. Rista offered the full cash refund of $1,380.19 for what I paid for a new tender, which I appreciated.

    Until the Lines are Untied Again! ]

    John,
    You've been down this road before. Talk is cheap! Let's save the champagne popping for when the check clears!!
    I hope they really mean it this time!! Good luck this time around.
     
  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Do you think the blog had an impact in the decision? :smt038
     

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