Boaters world liquidating
Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis took to Twitter Sunday to correct the record, telling followers the liquidation sale only means Gander Mountain will sell off its current inventory.“I keep seeing reports from news organizations in cities where Gander Mountains exist that all stores are closing and they are not,” he said on Periscope Live Sunday.In dollar volume the model was the company’s biggest seller, although in unit volume it was outsold 2 to 1 by the Islander 30.
Instead, the names of 817,000 active customers and more than 1 million inactive customers will be sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
In separate interviews, Kaplan, Wilson and Hammond each opened with the same observation, a surprising consensus that underscores the Islander 36’s impact on the sailboat industry.
The Islander 36 was a forerunner among dual purpose racer/cruisers â “ boats with enough performance for competition-minded sailors and enough comfort for cruising folks.
Gander Mountain announced over the weekend it will liquidate all 162 locations — though the company’s new CEO said about 70 stores will continue operations with refreshed inventory.
The “going-out-of-business” sale advertised on the company’s website caused widespread confusion about the fate of Gander Mountain, with multiple reports surfacing of the Minnesota-based chain’s plans to close all of its storefronts.
“All stores are liquidating and the inventory in there is going to go away, but the stores aren’t closing.” Camping World, the nation’s largest recreational vehicle dealer, bid $38 million last week for Gander Mountain’s intellectual property, store leases and its Overton’s boating business, all valued at $390 million.