Boat Building News
St. Lucie County set to offer Pursuit Boats almost $50000 incentive for creating 30 jobs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Long-time boat builder Pursuit Boats could receive up to $49,500 from the county for creating 30 jobs, retaining 300 jobs and completing a $2.1 million expansion project. The County Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Tuesday. Pursuit Boats, which has more than 320 ..
|Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin
Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder’s grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup, called Vexus, in his hometown of Flippin. The fishing boat manufacturer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the .
|Success in Sumter for Manufacturing Industry
“Boat building is a very craft-related process, and we need a lot of skilled labor,” he said. While Florida only employed .02 percent of the United States’ manufacturing workers in 2016, Jaros said he wishes more people knew how many manufacturing job opportunities there are in the area. Crevalle and …
|Customer accuses boat steering mechanism manufacturer of negligence
CLEARWATER — An Oklahoma man is suing the manufacturer of a boat steering mechanism, alleging product liability. Richard J. Cody filed a complaint Nov. 15 in Pleasants Circuit Court against BRP US, Inc. alleging manufacturing of a defective Spark boat steering device, causing injuries to users.
|Pushing the Limits of the 9-foot Kayak
In the past few years, a new generation of nine-foot boats have taken extreme whitewater racing by storm. With nearly every kayak manufacturer bringing designs to market, there is no lack of options out there for everyday boaters with the need for speed. Yet with the release of each new speed demon, …
|The future is now at Benjamin River boatbuilder
BROOKLIN — There’s a shakeup in the normally low-key world of high-end boatbuilders along the shores of Eggemoggin Reach. Last week, D.N. Hylan & Associates Inc. announced that it was changing its name to Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders. The fresh off the presses name reflects a longtime reality .
Coomera deal charts course to float even bigger luxury boats
Gold Coast luxury boat builder Bill Barry-Cotter’s Maritimo has significantly expanded its footprint with the $6 million acquisition of an adjoining facility at 9 McPhail Rd. All parties involved in the deal are remaining tight-lipped about the future plans for the 3.1ha site next to the company’s existing …
|Metal Shark Bags Pilot Boat Build Contracts
The Louisiana-based shipbuilder is building a 45-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Virgin Islands Port Authority at its Jeanerette, La. production facility. At its shipyard in nearby Franklin, La., Metal Shark is building a 64-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Brazos Pilots Association of Freeport, Texas. Both vessels ..