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Winnebago Industries acquires Chris-Craft

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has acquired Chris-Craft from Stellican Ltd., which has owned Chris-Craft since 2001. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Chris-Craft is an iconic, premium brand that shares many similarities with our own heritage Winnebago brand, including a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services,” said Winnebago Industries President and Chief Executive Officer Michael ...

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Chris-Craft adds South Shore Marine to dealer network

Chris-Craft has added Huron, Ohio-based South Shore Marine to its global dealer network. South Shore Marine is a full service marine dealership that provides products and services to boaters in the Great Lakes Region. Operating since 1989, South Shore Marine has represented “First Class Boats” and a mission to help customers maximize their enjoyment of boating. Its team of highly ...

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Chris-Craft announces world premiere of Launch 28 GT

Chris-Craft announced the world premiere of the Launch 28 GT, which will take place at a press conference on Feb. 15 at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The Launch 28 GT is a new hull and an entirely new design for Chris-Craft. The new Launch 28 GT has a walk-through transom and reversible sun pad that moves forward and ...

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Q&A with Gavan Hunt, vice president of sales at Chris-Craft

Boatbuilder Chris-Craft has been increasing activity in the past year, hiring key people including vice president of sales Gavan Hunt, formerly of Cobalt Boats; Northeastern and Midwestern Regional Sales Director Norm Kraus, formerly of MasterCraft; and Southern and Western Regional Sales Director Justin Short formerly of Yamaha. Since adding Hunt, the brand has released several new boat models and added ...

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Chris-Craft announces 12 new dealers

Chris-Craft announced the signing of 12 new stocking dealerships: Bayport Yachts Sales – Newport Beach, Calif. Cape Fear Marine – Wilmington, N.C. Gage Marine – Williams Bay, Wis. Hagadone Marine Group – Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Inshore Yachts – Golfe Juan, France Jacksonville Marine – Fleming Island, Fla. M & P Mercury Sales Ltd. – Vancouver, B.C., Canada Nautica Palamos – Palamos, ...

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Chris-Craft to debut Catalina 30 Pilothouse at MIBS

Chris-Craft announced the world premiere of the Catalina 30 Pilothouse, which will take place at the 2017 Progressive Miami International Boat Show. The Catalina 30 is the newest in the center console Catalina family for Chris-Craft. The Catalina 30 features a styled Pilothouse design that combines wind protection with styling, providing a sporting experience enhanced by classic Chris-Craft amenities. The Pilothouse ...

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Weekly 5: Chris-Craft plans $10 million plant expansion

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Chris-Craft plans $10 million plant expansion Chris-Craft is making plans for a $10 million plant expansion and retooling project at its Manatee, Fla., facility, the Bradenton Herald reported. ...

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Chris-Craft appoints Norm Kraus as regional sales director

Chris-Craft announced Norm Kraus has joined the team as regional sales director. Kraus joins Chris-Craft with 40 years of industry experience. He started his professional career in the retail sector, working as a technician/sales/sales management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio market. In addition to his retail experience, Kraus has served as a district sales manager for Eagle Trailers, and ...

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Chris-Craft appoints regional sales director

Chris-Craft announced Justin Short has joined the team as regional sales director. Short began his career in the marine industry at SHOCO, a marine distribution and marketing business that his family owns and operates. Having spent the last 10 years with the Yamaha Marine Group, Short comes to Chris-Craft with an industry background in both sales and operations management.  At ...

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