Question 3: Is it true that different speargun companies often use the same factories to produce their exclusive products too?
Answer: YES! Speargun companies, including MAKO Spearguns, assemble a product line based on relationships with many factories. And, some of those factories make products for our esteemed competitors too. This is no different than Ford, Chevy and Chrysler.
For example, the factory that makes our MAKO Spearguns Competition Freediver Fins also makes fins for two of the most widely known and well respected dive gear companies in the world. The fins offered by these two companies are very highly regarded which is why I chose to have my fins made by the exact same factory. But because we sell direct, our prices are lower.
Again, we may not sell as much as the dive shops, but we like our smaller business model and we enjoy what we do.
There are even relationships, whereby, competing speargun companies from different countries will partner with a factory to produce a product or products. This is done with the understanding that the two speargun companies will not market in the other companies country or territory.
This reminds me of that lake in Massachusetts called, "Chargoggagoggmanchauggogoggchaubunagungamaugg". That's right. That is the name of the lake. I swear, I am not making this stuff up! Google it, if you don't believe me. To my understanding, this is an Indian name which means..
"You fish on your side of the lake"
"I fish on my side of the lake"
"And nobody fishes in the middle"