MELROSE, Minn. – Four Midwestern businessmen have purchased much of the assets of Warrior Boats and plan to resurrect the brand, with models expected to be ready by the spring.
Chuck Barth, who was on the Warrior pro staff for almost a decade; Joe Hellerman, a former Warrior dealer and former owner of Melrose Marine and Sports; Al Leinen, an investor; and Dave Andersen, a Professional Walleye Trail Championship winner, together purchased the molds, tools, rights to the name, trademark and other assets of Warrior Boats this past spring, according to The St. Cloud (Minn.) Times.
Warrior Boats, which began manufacturing pontoons in the mid-1980s and became known for its high-end fiberglass fishing models, went out of business more than a year ago. The four men who purchased the assets plan to produce about 50 boats in the first year and will manufacture the brand’s top six selling models at retail prices of $32,000 to $52,000 each.
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Businessmen attempt to resurrect Warrior Boats brand.