2019-06-28

Boat Buyers - Netflix

Life is better on a boat! Follow couples and families as they go on a wild hunt for their dream boat, exploring new destinations and all the fun activities that can be accessed by water. Along the way, buyers learn what boat features they can't live without before they ultimately decide to make this life-changing purchase see it all unfold on Boat Buyers.

Boat Buyers - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-31

Boat Buyers - Malibu Boats - Netflix

Malibu Boats is an American manufacturer of recreational boats, founded in Merced, California in 1982, and currently headquartered in Loudon, Tennessee with additional production facilities in New South Wales, Australia. Malibu is “the world's largest manufacturer of watersports towboats”, used both recreationally and in water skiing and wakeboarding events.

Boat Buyers - Cobalt Boats - Netflix

Founded in Neodesha, Kansas in 1968, Cobalt Boats manufactured “high-end speedboats”, specifically “mid- to large-sized sterndrive boats, and recently expanded into the surf and outboard markets”. Cobalt Boats has its own portfolio of intellectual property, having won a patent infringement lawsuit against Brunswick Corporation, parent company of Sea Ray Boats, over a popular “'retractable swim step', a partially submerged platform off the rear of the boat that allows boat passengers to easily enter and exit the water”. The infringed patent was upheld in inter partes review, including claims reciting the “spring-biased locking mechanism” key to operation of the Cobalt swim step, and the infringement judgment was upheld in Federal Circuit Court in September 2017. For the 12 month period ending March 31, 2017, “Cobalt generated approximately $140 million in net sales” selling 24 boat models “through a dealer network of 132 locations in the United States, Canada, and overseas”. In 2017, Malibu acquired Cobalt Boats for $130 million, and indicated that it would continue the Cobalt brand and maintain a substantial presence in Neodosha.

Boat Buyers - References - Netflix