WOW FRIGGIN WOW. I am so POed that I can barely type. My pride and joy that i saved up to by just turned into an AMC pacer overnight. There is not a snowballs chance in hell of ever getting what this thing is worth. Really a crappy way to do things. Nice to see that they wrung one last season out of their "valued" customer. I guess that the brain trust at BRP doesn't realize how brand loyal we are. I have 2 Ski Doo, 2 Sea Doo and one Can Am in my stable but this will make me rethink the next purchase as I am sure that this letter cost me about 10 grand today.
I don't think this will affect boat value since used boat values have always sucked anyway. They depreciate way faster than autos, are generally harder to sell, and make very poor investments to begin with. They're frivoluus and unnecessary purchases and the only way to recoup your money is to drive it like you stole it and just enjoy it. If you pull the powerplant there's not a whole lot of internals that are uniquely Sea-Doo except for the decals and the powerplants aren't going away since they're used in the PWC line.