Kort Wittich - New Orleans, LA
I was originally introduced to Sunsation when I joined a boat club back in 2006 in the Destin Florida area. There were several Sunations in the club at that point and the brand was growing year by year. Throughout the next 4 years, watching people like Mike Goldbaugh who had a 32’ dominator and Bill Harrison, who had just recently purchased his 2nd F4 (Sunsations Flag Ship Model), I was ready to take the leap from an impressive line up of Bajas to a major high end boat brand.
I was set to meet Joe & Wayne at the 2010 emerald coast poker run in Destin Florida to test drive the latest F4 powered by new Illmor Engines. The test drive was amazing and I was positive that I would end up in an F4 in the next year. Over the next few months I worked with Joe & Wayne to purchase that F4 and took delivery of the boat in March of 2011. The rest is history!!
Once the 34CCX model was released in 2013 it caught my eye, I began to do my research and rode on a few in the summer of 2014. I was hooked again and ended up ordering one in mid summer of 2014. We named the boat “Kort Ordered”. It was debuted at the 2015 Desert Storm Poker Run in Lake Havasu and was the first center console ever to grace the cover of Speedboat Magazine. The boat was also Sunsation’s Show Boat for the 2015 Key West Poker Run. This boat got a ton of exposure and really helped to promote the CCX line up nationwide.
After years of enjoying this boat I decided to sell it and build a new 34CCX that would be something special for years to come… This boat would be the first to have the triple Mercury Racing 450 engines, a new interior layout, lithium ion batteries to power the stereo system and all the onboard power including AC & heat. The boat would be have the largest stereo system at the time to be installed by the factory. Of course we kept the same name for the new boat (Kort Ordered). The new boat was featured on the cover of Speed On The Water Magazine and was Sunsation's show boat at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
I really pushed the envelope on the last build with doing a lot of things that Sunsation had never done to a boat before, these guys never flinched at the challenge. They worked to incorporate new design work and new equipment and materials to do something that was one off at the time. This a very rare to find a manufacture that will try to do thing that have never been done before just because some customer has a crazy idea.
One of the reasons I decided to go with Sunsation in the first place, (outside of the fit/finish, the ride and how well of a boat they build) was how responsive the owners were to their customers, I always heard about it from other sunsation owners but until you experience it for yourself then your really cant imagine how valuable that is and how it makes you feel as a customer. I remember several times calling Joe on a weekend when I had an issue with the F4, If he didn’t have the answer he would call me back with it in 10-15 minutes and remarkably we would fix the problem.
I recently had an issue on the new boat where the trim tabs weren’t working and I couldn’t figure it out. I called Kyle Miller and he had one of the guys at the factory call back within five minutes. They guided me through how to fix the problem.
This is the type of service that you get when you buy a Sunsation, your not only a customer but you’re a part of their family. Over the last 12 years I’ve formed relationships with the owners and some of the team members at Sunsation that I’m truly grateful for and that will last a lifetime. I really cant say enough good things about the company.