(The following is commentary from Partner Lanette VanWagenen)
9:00 a.m. Wed Brochure Shoot.
Today the shoot is buzzing with excitement. Our biggest Fan has arrived, with his lovely wife, Denise. Bryan Hermann is from Clinton, Iowa, and has been a loyal Manitou boater for years. He has arrived to check out the new models, and to be part of our photo shoot.
It was a pleasure to meet them both. Down to earth, with a deep love of boating, Bryan has been a supporter, advisor and general all-around Manitou Man on our Facebook page since the beginning! They arrived to a beautiful day on the lake, and we were so grateful the predicted storms did not arrive. Watching him take off on a 2012 Legacy SHP 27 with a 300 ETEC motor was awesome. But I think the smile on his face told it all.
The jokes were flying as Team Manitou swapped his shirt out, adjusted his makeup and hair, and asked “Did he know how to drive one of these?”. But as expected, he sure did and looked great at it.
I think the part I liked best was when he mentioned that it was Denise who now wanted a new boat. The look on her face was priceless.
The day rolled along, with lots accomplished, and even a factory tour for Denise and Bryan.
The shoot is nearly finished, maybe a couple boats tomorrow. It has been a great experience, and completed with speed and efficiency. Always a good thing. Thanks to Bryan and Denise, for making this year so special!