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Old 01-13-2015   #1
 
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Tributary fabric change for 2015??

I heard a rumor that Aire are going to change fabrics for their Tributary line for 2015. Can anyone confirm or deny this? If it is true can anyone tell me about it. If it?

I hope it is as good or better. I really like the Tribs for the money and was hoping to pull the trigger on one this spring. If the fabric is better, maybe I should wait.

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Old 01-14-2015   #2
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Hello FatGuynaLitlBoat,

Yes, Tributary is getting a whole new look and fabric in 2015. I would have it all posted to our website, be we are literally about 2 weeks away from launching a new site, so I have not done any updates to the old site.

When comparing specs, the new fabric is "as good or better" The old Tribs had a base denier of 1670 and a material weight of 37 Oz. Per Square Yard. The New Fabric has base denier of 2000 and is 42 Oz. Per Square Yard. The old fabric was the same brand we use on our AIRE products (Ferrari), we liked the Ferrari because their manufacturing process creates a light, strong fabric. Unfortunately, it was causing us to price Tributary right out of the market. So we went on a year and a half long quest to find comparable fabric in tear strength, abrasion resistance and durability. We found it!

There is a price to weight trade off. We were able to bring the price of Tributary down, but the weight of the boats went up a little, (42 vs. 37 oz per square yard).

The Price of the New Tributary Line:
Trib Sixteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,999.00
Trib Fourteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,699.00
Trib Thirteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,499.00
Trib Twelve HD with 2 thwarts: $2,199.00
Trib Nine.Five HD with 1 thwart: $1,599.00

Other Changes:
-We switched out the old hing/pin thwart system for the strap in thwarts.
-New colors: Trib 16 & 13 Grey with Blue, Trib 14, 12, 9.5 Blue with Grey.

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Sheena Coles
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I'm sure it'll be bomber. That boat is sexy!
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Hope that grey isn't really as dark as it looks in that image?....

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Thanks Sheena. I went to your site first, but for some reason I have a VERY difficult time accessing aire.com. My computer/net only works on your site about half of the time and that half is EXTREMELY slow. I'm pretty sure it is my computer or network but I havent been able to solve the problem. Thanks for responding.
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Hello FatGuynaLitlBoat,

Yes, Tributary is getting a whole new look and fabric in 2015. I would have it all posted to our website, be we are literally about 2 weeks away from launching a new site, so I have not done any updates to the old site.

When comparing specs, the new fabric is "as good or better" The old Tribs had a base denier of 1670 and a material weight of 37 Oz. Per Square Yard. The New Fabric has base denier of 2000 and is 42 Oz. Per Square Yard. The old fabric was the same brand we use on our AIRE products (Ferrari), we liked the Ferrari because their manufacturing process creates a light, strong fabric. Unfortunately, it was causing us to price Tributary right out of the market. So we went on a year and a half long quest to find comparable fabric in tear strength, abrasion resistance and durability. We found it!

There is a price to weight trade off. We were able to bring the price of Tributary down, but the weight of the boats went up a little, (42 vs. 37 oz per square yard).

The Price of the New Tributary Line:
Trib Sixteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,999.00
Trib Fourteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,699.00
Trib Thirteen HD with 2 thwarts: $2,499.00
Trib Twelve HD with 2 thwarts: $2,199.00
Trib Nine.Five HD with 1 thwart: $1,599.00

Other Changes:
-We switched out the old hing/pin thwart system for the strap in thwarts.
-New colors: Trib 16 & 13 Grey with Blue, Trib 14, 12, 9.5 Blue with Grey.

Cheers,
Sheena Coles
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New site?! Sweet. I will have to check it out.
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Interesting trade off - 10% retail price savings and 13.5% weight gain - assuming I didn't fumble the math there. Nice price on the close-out older model Tribs.
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Hope that grey isn't really as dark as it looks in that image?....

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It's definitely a charcoal grey. Pantone 431C to be exact.

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New site?! Sweet. I will have to check it out.
Yes! I'm populating all the data this week / this weekend. A few things are causing some hang-ups (dealer locator, thwart selection, etc.) but I think we'll have all the details worked out in the next 2 weeks.

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Interesting trade off - 10% retail price savings and 13.5% weight gain - assuming I didn't fumble the math there. Nice price on the close-out older model Tribs.
The weight gain is actually even more than the 13.5% ratio because of the increased base denier as well. I have all the new specs from the design department, but the weight wasn't on the .pdf they sent. I have an email in to them, when I get the weights, I'll post them to this thread.

Yes, the closeout Tribs are priced to move!

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