The United Marine Manufacturers Association named Seminole Marine Group as the 2015 “Boat Builder of the Year” at its annual conference in St. Louis.
Seminole Marine Group, based in Cairo, Ga., is the maker of the Sailfish line of offshore fishing boats and the SouthWind line of deck boats.
The award was presented to Paul Hoppes, founder and president of the 30-year-old Seminole Marine Group, who was in attendance at the associations’ annual conference.
“We are honored to be recognized by UMMA for our role in the promoting the marine Industry,” Hoppes said. “However, the credit for this award belongs the entire staff of Seminole Marine Group for the hard work and dedication to their craft that they demonstrate every day.”
The “Boat Builder of the Year” award is presented each year to a UMMA member in recognition of the recipients “contribution and commitment to the success of the organization."