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Correct Craft hosts students for Manufacturing Day

Correct Craft and its manufacturing companies across the country participated in Manufacturing Day by hosting students at its factories. Five Correct Craft plants from Florida to California invited students to learn about both boat manufacturing processes and job opportunities in marine manufacturing. Correct Craft companies also gave the students plant tours. Centurion and Supreme Boats partnered with the Merced County ...

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Outdoor recreation is driving the U.S. economy

As we move into the autumn months, many are looking back fondly on time spent this summer enjoying America’s great outdoors. Whether a family vacation to one of America’s majestic national parks or an afternoon enjoyed with friends on one of our country’s countless waterways, the memories made will be everlasting. And, in the process, many played an important role ...

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NMMA ramps up advocacy efforts after Congressional summer recess

Last week, NMMA and their members held several events and meetings on Capitol Hill and with the administration to highlight the recreational boating industry’s priorities – including trade, the Modern Fish Act, E15, and workforce development. The November midterm elections are just around the corner and NMMA is working diligently to accomplish the industry’s objectives before the end of the ...

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Correct Craft mourns loss of boating industry icon Ralph C. Meloon

Correct Craft has announced the passing of National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame member and industry icon Ralph C. Meloon at the age of 100. The middle of three brothers, Meloon was seven years old when his father Walter C. Meloon moved the family from New Hampshire to Florida and started the Florida Variety Boat Co. (now Correct Craft) ...

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Correct Craft acquires electric boat drive system

Correct Craft recently announced its newest acquisition, an electric boat drive system, Ingenity P220, that originated in Austria. The acquisition is a result of Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations initiative and will help prepare Correct Craft’s Pleasurecraft Engine Group and the company’s boat brands for the inevitable future beyond internal combustion engines. Previously built by Ortner Electric in Villach, Austria, the ...

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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable participates in key advisory meeting

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is pleased with key outcomes from the inaugural meeting of the Interior Department’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee discussed approaches that would allow more Americans to enjoy the nation’s great outdoors, and committee leaders were elected. ORR is the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations. It is committed to ...

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Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin will represent industry on U.S. Interior outdoor recreation committee

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the addition of Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin to the U.S. Department of Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The announcement was made Friday, May 11, during the recreational marine industry’s annual legislative conference, the American Boating Congress, in Washington, D.C. The committee advises the Secretary of ...

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New Bass Cat, Yar-Craft production facility breaks ground

Correct Craft’s brands Bass Cat and Yar-Craft’s recently announced expansion plan will increase their production capacity of boats by over 50 percent. The construction of the new facility will begin in May. Since Correct Craft acquired Bass Cat and Yar-Craft in 2015, the company has experienced significant growth, more than 80 percent in sales. Demand for the Bass Cat and ...

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TPP – Thank you President Trump for reconsidering

Global trade has been in the headlines recently and many are concerned about the impact of a trade war. The U.S. and China have both been using threatening rhetoric that has some people worried. Because of these developments, President Trump has recently asked his team to reconsider the administration’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP was a hot campaign ...

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The Future: An open letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President, You have a big job, in fact, the biggest. I cannot imagine the number of items you must consider each day. Therefore, I want to be respectful of your time while also asking you to consider some thoughts that I believe are critical to the future of our country. Mr. President, as you know, the world is ...

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