AustralAsian Hobie Dealers are the same. I checked different states and even Hong Kong but came back to my local dealer who threw in some extras but I paid the RRP of $5,800 AUD. Glad I supported the local dealer when I punctured the scupper holes and used the dealer's Hobie welder and rods to fix it up, freee of charge. Bet they couldn't do that if they were discounting.
If you price the fittings, sail, mast etc and give them a few dollars for a brilliant innovative design that works so well, you would be at the RRP price. My previous boat cost $28,000 and didn't give me any more fun that the TI.
It is ILLEGAL in Australia for the retail price to be fixed. The crime is called "retail price maintenance" and wholesalers/distributors can face very hefty fines.
The price is referred to as the RRP, or recommended
retail price. My dealer has quoted me hundreds off the RRP of a brand new 2012 TI (as well as a bit more off one which has been used a few times for demos)
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