Diesels - Sorry a bit about everyone taking the p&ss outta you. I normally try to maintain a postive attitude but in this case I'd like to point out some current
- It's a terrible economic time to start a business selling new boats
- If I wanted a presence in the USA, why would I limit myself to one person and two boats - exclusive dealership
- I have a boat yard that has 12 boats a year in production. Let's say they are $500,000 boats. So lets' say I have about $4m tied up in inventory. Maybe the same again in fixed assets & equipment
. I have 40 people on staff and a payroll of $80k per month. So let's say I have $250k in cash laying around for payroll. I also have 3 months of receivables @ $1.5m. So I have ~$10m tied up in my business.
My distribution network is basically the internet
, boat show
presence, sailing magazine advertising and you come and see the boat at the yard.
What does an exclusive dealer bring to the table?