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Discontinued Operations (Notes)

Discontinued Operations (Notes)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 29, 2018
Discontinued Operations [Abstract]  
Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations, Disclosure [Text Block]
Discontinued Operations

On December 5, 2017, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to exit its Sea Ray business, including the Meridian brand, as a result of, among other things, a material change in strategic direction and a review of the expected future cash flows, market conditions and business trends. The Company engaged in a thorough sales process and determined that the offers received did not reflect an appropriate value for the brand. As a result, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to end the sale process for its Sea Ray business. This action was announced on June 25, 2018. As part of this action, the Company decided to restructure the businesses, including discontinuing Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht models and winding down yacht production, while reinventing Sea Ray Sport Boat and Sport Cruiser operations. The winding down of Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht operations was largely completed as of the third quarter of 2018.

Due to the change in the plan of sale discussed above, the Sea Ray long-lived assets were measured at the lower of their carrying amount before being classified as held for sale, adjusted for any depreciation expense that would have been recognized had the assets been continuously classified as held and used, or their fair value at the date of the subsequent decision not to sell. As a result, the Company recorded a charge of $3.3 million, $2.4 million after-tax, for an impairment of long-lived assets for the three months ended September 29, 2018 and $12.7 million, $9.7 million after-tax, for the nine months ended September 29, 2018. The Company used independent market appraisals (a Level 2 input) to estimate the fair value of the two yacht manufacturing facilities. Additionally, the Company utilized experience from similar historical disposals and internal expertise related to current marketplace conditions (Level 3 inputs) to estimate the fair value of specific fixed assets related to the production of yacht models to be discontinued. The reassessment indicated that the carrying value, which included $3.8 million of catch-up depreciation for the period the assets were classified as held for sale, was greater than the fair value.

In connection with the wind down of Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht operations, the Company recorded $0.3 million and $15.8 million for the three months and nine months ended September 29, 2018, respectively, as a reduction of revenue related to estimated retail sales promotions payable to customers to support the sale of sport yachts and yachts in the dealer pipeline. Further, the Company recorded charges necessary to facilitate the wind down of yacht production as discussed in Note 5 – Restructuring, Exit, Integration and Impairment Activities.

The assets and liabilities of the Sea Ray business, which were previously reported as held for sale, have been reclassified to assets and liabilities in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for all periods presented. Additionally, the results of these businesses are no longer presented as discontinued operations in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income and the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in any period presented.