Nov 04 2008

Recession Hits the Surf Charter Industry – Indies Trader IV for Sale

Published by at 6:25 pm under Boat trips,Indonesia

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There was no doubt the recession was going to hit the surf industry and in predictable ways. Surfers would be traveling less and opting for less expensive destinations. I’d would expect surf charter bookings to be down significantly. The surf apparel companies like Quicksilver and Volcom have taken big hits, most notably in their stock prices which are down close to 90% from their highs.

Quicksilver owned the luxury surf charter Indies Trader IV. For the past few years, it’s been the stretch limo of choice for pro’s venturing to the Mentawais. Martin Daly and Indies Trader Marine Adventures launched a website for booking charters on the boat in 2005 along with the other three Indies Traders of the fleet.

Now the Indies Trader IV can be yours for a cool $5.5 million. Freedom Marine of Australia has the boat listed on their site.  Doesn’t seem there’s as much an appetite for surf charters that book at $2000/night with this economy.

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5 responses so far

  • http://www.mmta-mentawai.org Nasdion

    Please join discussion with Martin Daly at http://www.globalsurfers.com
    You can find subject “We find them Virgin…..”

  • http://Acne-Product-Review.COM Tina Thompson

    Nice site, very clean, lots of content and loved having a look.

  • http://www.banyakislandlodge.com nat

    Surf Lodge North Sumatra-2 seasons 1 location. For surfers who want maximum time in the water
    http://www.banyakislandlodge.com

  • http://www.mmta-mentawai.org Nasdion

    Debate about surf industry predator now at http://surfindustry.collectivex.com

    All surfer with interest in Mentawai and surf tourism should visit and join as member.

  • Martin

    Business is fine thanks, your article is inaccurate. Quiksilver have absolutely nothing to do with my business apart from previously being a client. The Mentawai island surf tourism market continues to thrive despite the American Recession
    Thanks