Jan 5, 2021

Chaparral and RobaloChaparral and Robalo Boats continue to innovate in 2020 by hosting Virtual Sales and Service Training Programs for its dealer network. Service Training was held on Dec. 8 and 9 and had 300 attendees. Robalo’s sales training was live on Dec. 14 and 15 with 325 sales professionals in attendance. Chaparral’s sales training took place on Dec. 16 and 17 with 330 sales professionals. The programs included presentations from the executive and sales teams along with exhibitions from key vendors. This program enhances the sales and service training experience and guides the sales success of the companies’ outstanding dealer network and sales professionals around the world. 
 
“We are so proud of the hard work and success that our team has accomplished during this unique year,” said Chaparral Founder Buck Pegg. “Our leadership team was excited to virtually collaborate on ways to increase our growth and to provide more boaters the opportunity to experience the incredible experience that Chaparral and Robalo provide.”
 
Topics discussed during the training events included: 
· Marketing, Engineering & Sales Initiatives 
· New Product & Key Upgrade Introductions
· Competitive Product Analysis
· Strategies for Sales Success with low inventory and high retail sales
· Providing World-Class Service 
 
For more information about Chaparral and Robalo boats, please visit www.ChaparralBoats.com or www.Robalo.com.

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Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

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