A custom designed Hacker-Craft has been selected for inclusion in the famous Neiman Marcus Christmas book, which is being mailed to 1.2 million recipients today. The publication will also be displayed on the Neiman Marcus web site and the Apple iPad.
“All of us are thrilled to have a Hacker-Craft selected for the Christmas Book”, said George Badcock, President & CEO of the Hacker Boat Company.
“The annual holiday tradition continues this year with a new selection of fantasy gifts that cater to people’s wildest dreams and promise to provide truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said John E. Koryl, President of Neiman Marcus Direct. “This year’s gifts live up to the time honored tradition of presenting our customers with the rare and unusual, while also incorporating connections to a group of wonderful charitable organizations that will see a tremendous benefit from the sale of their corresponding fantasy gifts.”
Ginger Reeder, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Neiman Marcus Group Services, said of Hacker-Craft’s selection, “We look for the best. If we’re looking for a speedboat, we have to find the best on the market.”
The Christmas Book includes this description of the Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker-Craft:
"Chart a glamorous course in what is considered by boating enthusiasts worldwide to be the gold standard of pleasure boating. Entirely hand built in the USA, this 27-foot, solid mahogany wonder is the result of 1,400 hours of meticulous craftsmanship. Underneath 15 coats of hand brushed varnish and premium mahogany sits a glistening Mercury Marine 8.2 High Output 425-horsepower engine-CE, also compliant for use in Europe. A custom-designed bow burgee, gold-leafed waterline, underwater lighting, and deep violet bottom are among the rich details exclusive to the NM edition, which will feature the name you bestow it in gleaming 23-carat gold leafing. The ultra-posh, customized interior includes cream-colored seating with purple piping, a monogrammed humidor, topnotch refrigerator, GPS, and premium stereo sound system. Also included are the all-important sea trial, commissioning, and instructions in operation and maintenance. For every speedboat sold, Neiman Marcus will make a $3,000 donation to the Double H Ranch, a program that provides year-round support for families with children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Co-founded by Paul Newman and Charles R. Wood, the ranch offers unique camp experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, and empowering."
($250,000.00; page 58) at www.neimanmarcus.com.
Since 1939, Neiman Marcus has issued an annual Christmas catalog, a tradition of unusual and extravagant gifts not sold in its stores. Some have included the 'his and hers' themed item, trips and cars.
Purchase a Hacker Speed Boat from the Neiman Marcus 2011 Christmas collection and get a 27-foot mahogany vessel that takes 1400 hours of detailed craftsmanship to build. 15 coats of varnish form the perfect finish. The engine is a marine 8.2 with high output of 425 HP of displacement capacity, meeting some of the highest standards of European boating. The limited edition production of 10 boats includes features like underwater lighting, a gold leaf waterline, cream-colored seats with purple piping, a GPS, a refrigerator and a premium stereo system . There is also a monogrammed humidor to store your favorite cigars. With each boat sold a donation of $3,000 will be made to the Double H Ranch, which provides a Summer Residential Camp, an Adaptive Winter Sports Program and Spring and Fall Family Programming to children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.