Gonegoosin wrote:Guys, I heard about this post and thought I would hop on and offer some clarification to the ownership and everything I can for Lake Bonneville Layout Boats as I live in Utah and know both Kelly and Tony very well. Tony has indeed sold the company. He helps a bit behind the scenes but has other projects he is working on. Kelly Pope is the new owner. Since purchasing the business he and his family have spent a ridiculous sum of money and time refining an already awesome product. I agree as will he that he is behind through all the refinements but as of late last week, boats started shipping and being delivered. I know the boat for Carl in Texas has been shipped and he will be hearing of his bill of lading soon if he hasn't already. I spoke to Kelly about this before posting a reply. I have one of Tony's Apparitions and now have one of Kelly's. I will post pictures this weekend so you can see the difference, which may appear to be small, but will make a difference for the life of the boat you choose. Kelly really wanted to be sure he had everything updated and above board before shipping boats. Everyone who has or does order one of these will be thrilled! Tony built an incredible boat and Kelly will continue the tradition. Kelly may not be a well known individual in the waterfowl world, he not a Pro Staffer for anyone, just a person who owns a couple companies and loves building memories with his kids and helping to provide tools for other folks so they can as well. As for the future, everything is in place for timely deliveries of future boats. Now, let the attacks begin ...........
Just been keeping up on this as I was interested in one of these , next year.
I run a small transportation company, I can get away with late deliveries, missed appointments, as long as I communicate with my customers, they understand things happen. From what I read, it's lack of communication and updates and pro active updates ( on late shipment or build) that's has me making this post.
Everyone's families work hard, and they work hard to spend their hard earned money of products, such as this!
Frankly, your giving more excuses and selling " everyone will be thrilled"..the product can only sell itself so much..
There are several small compaines on this site that I have bought from , each of them where nothing but up front and communicated through each transaction. In this day of electronics with iPhone , iPads,lap tops, I find the lack of communication unacceptable, it's JOB ONE!
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