Hey, I live in the SE, and am in contact with a large Confluence dealership in the NE, that has a rotomolded boat I'd like to buy. 'Course, I won't be able to inspect it, personally.
The sales guy was pretty straightforward in answering my questions, stating that it had been stored and displayed outdoors, for about a year and a half.
Wow, outdoor storage has always been a deal-breaker, when I've been shopping used boats. I was surprised that new boats would be stored this way.
So, sales guy says this is standard procedure... that they've never had a warranty issue with these boats, for plastic damage... that Confluence is using UV inhibitors in their plastics (first I've heard of this). And, during summer, they apply 303 on the boats a few times a month. Really? Think about the cost of 303 and labor that would be involved, with 100 or more boats.
What do you think of this? I've never been to a LARGE dealership before. Have you seen boats stored this way? Would you buy such a boat, particularly old stock?
Oh, they did send me photos. The boat appears ok, though I have seen boats that appeared much worse in person than they did in pixels.