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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’s Watershed Innovations partners with Torqeedo, SeaDek

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, has added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project that Watershed previously announced with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to build an ultra-quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. Watershed has now partnered with SeaArk Boats, Torqeedo, and SeaDek, and UCF’s Senior Design Project Program. Each partner will play ...

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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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Correct Craft hosts industry roundtable on tax reform

Correct Craft recently hosted a roundtable of boating industry leaders who met with U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) on issues related to tax reform and global trade. Buchanan, an influential member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and chairman of its Tax Policy Subcommittee, has been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan to survey business leaders to recommend ...

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Correct Craft hosts leaders from Washington, D.C.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and staff from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s office visited Correct Craft separately today, toured the Nautique boat plant, and learned about issues impacting the marine industry. Correct Craft’s President and CEO Bill Yeargin and Nelson discussed how the new tariffs and trade war are impacting the marine industry. Yeargin shared with Senator Nelson how proud the ...

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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations partners with University of Central Florida

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, is partnering with the University of Central Florida’s Senior Engineering Design Program to develop a quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. The project will be done in collaboration with engineers from SeaArk Boats, Correct Craft’s aluminum fishing boat company.  Students will apply advanced technologies including computational fluid dynamics and electric propulsion to ...

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Correct Craft employees complete Jamaica service trips

More than 60 employees from several Correct Craft companies recently visited Montego Bay, Jamaica, on employee service trips. Two employee groups traveled between June 29 and July 8. Employee volunteers from Correct Craft and its various subsidiaries (Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, SeaArk, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, Bryant, Aktion Parks and Pleasurecraft Engine Group) banded together to help Naz Children’s Center, a school ...

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Freshwater focuses on consumer-driven innovation

Freshwater fishing remains a critical market segment within the boating industry. Recent data from Statistical Surveys confirms that the market continues to exhibit solid growth in the single digit range.  According to SSI, sales of new retail registered outboard-powered aluminum fishing boats in the U.S. increased from 61,000 in 2016 to 62,000 in 2017.  Total freshwater fishing, which includes aluminum ...

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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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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations bolsters online presence

Correct Craft's latest venture, Watershed Innovations, is now represented online with an all-new webpage. Watershed is partnering with global organizations developing technologies that are strategically aligned with its business, including energy and propulsion, artificial intelligence, software and analytics, advanced materials, sensors, wireless, robotics, virtual/augmented reality and automation. These collaborative projects with innovative organizations will position Correct Craft and its brands ...

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