Living The Toon Life - Member Profile - Kurt Johnson & Kimberly Anderson live in beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Their journey to find the right boat took almost 5 years in the making, with Kimberly researching every Pontoon Boat manufacturer she could possibly find.
Speed vs Comfort?
Initially Kurt had his heart set on going fast, while Kim on the other hand had her eye on comfort and power. Suggesting the Pontoon Boat also came with some hesitation, and eventually Kurt came around, with only one request: A 300hp Mercury or Bigger?
Kim said she wanted it to be white, as she pointed to a 350hp on a boat they were looking at while attending the Denver boat show. In the beginning Kim had found a brand that she had her heart set on getting, however, the dealer experience for that brand was totally disappointing.
It wasn't until they walked into Got Water Marine, Lake Havasu, AZ. (Unknowing, they were about to meet their new extended Family) They were greeted by Juli who gladly listened to the many inundating questions form Kimberly & Kurt. She introduced them to Vaughn Hoskins (Owner) who gladly stopped to show them the 2018 Avalon Catalina Platinum (windshield edition).
It was 100 degrees outside, Vaughn took his time going from bow to stern, making sure we fully understood each of the accessories, and the operating procedures. "We found our boat!", said Kimberly, and the following day Vaughn and his team had us on the water for the test drive. It was windy, choppy, and Kimberly was not so sure how it was gonna go. However, they both took turns at the helm, as the Catalina Platinum had a smooth, fast ride (just like they wanted) SOLD! & two hours later they were back on the water enjoying their new lifestyle.
Kurt & Kimberly enjoy Living The Toon Life in beautiful Lake Havasu City, AZ. Quote: "We love to spend time on Lake Havasu with our River Whips, Outboard Mafia and V-Hull family, as well as meeting new people in the channel, coves, various and plentiful beaches LHC has to offer. We look forward to exploring more Lakes in Arizona in 2019 with our friends and Family!"
Sharing their passion for their favorite pastime, has turned into a adventure with Vaughn, Julie, Karen & Josh from Got Water Marine. They are now part of the extended family.
Your favorite place to launch?
Lake Havasu Marina, they are a full service marina with as well as the secret Avalon Launch ramp I can not tell you where this is or Juli will not send me my pull-over for Christmas (we get it Kim) Many dealers like Got Water Marine, have a private access boat ramp specifically for their customers to use. That's a huge perk!
Some of your favorite locations on the water?
We enjoy going to Breakfast at Makai Cafe when we're in the channel, it's an easy decision and amazing breakfast food and Shugrue's or Barley Brothers to end the day. I mean really, who wouldn't want to end the day with phenomenal food and those watermelon margs... Yummy!! When we're not on the lake we enjoy Jerseys breakfast buffet, Hanger 24 and of course Bj's .
As we said the night we took the boat out, Cheers to 2018 and the beginning of many adventures together! #LivingTheToonLife
Living The Toon Life - Member Profile - Don and Karen Rhodes - Got Water Marine Regatta 2018
On Saturday September 29, 2018 Got Water Marine of Lake Havasu, Arizona held their second annual customer appreciation regatta. Vaughn Hoskins, owner of Got Water Marine has a recipe for success in AZ. It's called: Great Customer Relations!
Exactly what this event was all about. This year's Avalon regatta brought out MANY Avalon owners to the lower section of the Colorado river, on Lake Havasu. Like, first year attendees, Donnie & Karen Rhodes, who pulled up onto the beach with their beautiful blue and white Avalon.
Quote: We had been looking forward to this event since we took delivery of our Avalon, said Donnie Rhodes. We've had a nice time meeting and chatting with people. We are in the process of moving from San Diego, CA to Lake Havasu, AZ so meeting new friends with the same passion, is always good.
Donnie did his research, he knew what he wanted, Well kinda of. That was until he talked with other Avalon owners from San Diego to Yuma, all referring him to Vaughn at Got Water Marine, he has an outstanding reputation with his Avalon customers.
I started making a list of things I would need for the new boat, options & etc. Only to find out Vaughn has everything you need packaged into the deal. He has done the R&D for these units and knows exactly what his customers like and need.
We were welcomed into the Got Water Family even before we made the final purchase. We’ve made many new friends thru Got Water Marine. This is what it's really all about: Vaughn sells the lifestyle of Pontoon Boat ownership. His customers see the value in the relationships they have developed, both at the dealership and on the water with family & friends. Having a manufacturer like Avalon to support this strategy is a win for everyone. Jim Wolf CEO of Avalon Pontoons is doing a great job promoting their brand like no other.
In this video Greg Knight of Avalon & Tahoe Pontoon Boats takes you on a tour of the regatta, meeting people (Family) and showcasing some amazing boats from Team Avalon. (Click for Video)
A big thanks to Vaughn, Karen, Juli & Josh for making this event a huge success. Just like our new friends Donnie & Karen, we too will be attending next years 3rd annual regatta #LivingTheToonLife
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