DOUGLAS, Ga. — Marine Manufacturing, the Douglas, Ga.-based manufacturer of Key Largo, Palm Beach, Cape Craft and Clearwater boat brands, resumed production Nov. 1, eight months after a devastating fire that claimed the entire production facilities of three of its brands, as well as corporate offices, the company reported in a recent statement.
Steve Harris, president, said the multi-million dollar fire destroyed a significant number of boat molds, as well as a 50,000-square-foot building. However, he said the molds have been replaced and the new facility, a significant upgrade with 350,000 square feet of work space, is now up and running.
“It’s been tough these eight months as we were totally shut down for all but our Clearwater brand, which is manufactured at a second plant in Douglas,” said Harris. “We are very appreciative of our dealers’ patience and loyalty through this difficult time, and we look forward to the resumption of shipments of our product.”
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