Glastron produces first boat at Michigan plant

CADILLAC, Mich. – Glastron has produced its first boat on the new production line in the company’s Cadillac, Mich., manufacturing facility, according to a release from the brand’s owner Recreational Boat Group. The move from Glastron’s Little Falls, Minn., factory to the Cadillac, Mich., plant began in February 2010.

The first unit, a 2011 DS 205 deck boat, rolled off the production line last week. The company said as the move to the Cadillac facility continues, product availability remains stable and on track.

“The new line is up and running and producing boats according to plan,” Roch Lambert, president for the Recreational Boat Group, said in the release. “Our key objective, all along, has been to move this production without disruption to our networks and the team has achieved this objective. Our investments and business plans for the Glastron brand continue to move forward as planned.”

Glastron will launch its entire 2011 product line by early July.

“We want our dealers to know that we are kicking off our 2011 model year with more energy, more resources and more focus than ever before,” Lambert said. “I’m excited about Glastron’s future and look forward to building new business relationships with our sales network and providing consumers with the ultimate on-water experience Glastron boats deliver.”

Glastron produces 22 models of boats ranging in size from 17 feet to 28 feet. The Recreational Boat Group, a division of Platinum Equity affiliate Project Boat Holdings LLC, manufactures and distributes Four Winns, Glastron and Wellcraft. The Fishing Boat Group of Project Boat Holdings includes the Ranger, Champion and Stratos brands.

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