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Charger Boats #12598482
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Curious as to what people think of them. You don't see them mentioned on here too often.

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598488
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I tried to buy one a couple of years back when they came out with the new model. I couldn't find a dealer near me that wanted to deal. Not very many dealers. I bought another Phoenix for a lot less.

The 797 or whatever the model is, is a nice boat.


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Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598506
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The 210 is awesome, but as stated not many dealers in Texas

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598556
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J & J marine, at Lake Fork, is a dealer. They are on 515.

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598584
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Their dealer network is growing substantially with 2 new boat models in the last 2 years splashed from the Champion line. There are at least 3 dealers now in Texas. The one mentioned above and 1 in Corsicana and 1 in Beaumont. I've had 2 Chargers - 1998-19.5' (195) and currently a 2014-496 (20.5'). The company has great customer service and builds a high quality boat with a very high customer loyalty and retention. Here is a picture of my 496


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Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598629
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I thought I was going to be buying one of their new 198 rigs coming out soon, until I saw the price.

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598643
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I bought a 2014 181 a couple months ago. It's awesome. I would love to have gotten a bigger boat but that's all that would fit in my boat house.

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598699
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They've always been a good solid boat, but IMHO the old Chargers had that funky bow-down look that kept a lot of buyers away. Can tell from Barbarian's 496 above that the new models (Champion) look much better. Good looking boat.

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Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598712
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Great riding boats. One of the top In the rough stuff for sure.


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Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598723
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Been running Chargers since 1993, have had a 195, 396 and now I have a 596. Great rough water and dry boat, I wouldn't own anything else. The 396 had a different hull, it was more of a speed boat, not as smooth riding. Here is a pic of my 2013 596


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Re: Charger Boats [Re: davisxx] #12598795
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Originally Posted By: davisxx
J & J marine, at Lake Fork, is a dealer. They are on 515.


I am pretty sure J&J quit selling Chargers a few years back. I am not sure why I thinking they struggled getting people around fork to buy them.

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598798
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J&J may have quit a little soon I think the 210 at a good price would have sold around fork.

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Originally Posted By: Stompy
Been running Chargers since 1993, have had a 195, 396 and now I have a 596. Great rough water and dry boat, I wouldn't own anything else. The 396 had a different hull, it was more of a speed boat, not as smooth riding. Here is a pic of my 2013 596



nice looking boat congrats

Re: Charger Boats [Re: Sambow] #12598841
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That 496 & 596 are both pretty dang sharp! We don’t see many Chargers down here, mostly Skeeters.

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I've always liked the Charger line since the first time I saw one way back when at Jordan Marine


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