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Cruisers Yachts announces factory expansion

Cruisers Yachts announced it has partnered with Alliance Construction on a 56,000-square-foot expansion to its Pulaski facility with a completion date of January 2024.  “One of our core values is to look to the long term, and this expansion project is a testament to that belief. We have been looking to expand since we acquired the Pulaski facility in 2021,” ...

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VETUS appoints sales manager for Spain, Portugal

VETUS has appointed Eva Aresté as Sales Manager (electric) engines for Spain and Portugal. Aresté, who joined VETUS in 2019, stepped into the role with effect from Sep. 1, 2023. Based out of the VETUS Spanish office, Aresté will be responsible for sales of electric propulsion systems, together with promoting and supporting sales of internal diesel combustion engines and gensets ...

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Yamaha expands propeller manufacturing facility

Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, a division of Yamaha Marine Systems Co., Inc. (YPPI), placed the final beam on a new 110,000 square foot expansion of its current facility in Greenfield, Ind. The new building will house all of the YPPI propeller finishing capabilities currently housed in the YPPI facility in Indianapolis, Ind. As a result, the YPPI team in Indianapolis ...

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VETUS boosts global teams

VETUS, creator of complete boat systems, and innovator in electric propulsion solutions, has made significant employment announcements as part of a sustained initiative for growth and development. Recently appointed as Sales Product Manager Glazing, Geert van der Veen returns to the VETUS family with additional experience in commercial and B2B sales. He will focus on expanding and strengthening relationships across ...

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Highfield USA opens new warehouse, rigging facility

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of aluminum-hull Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), announced the opening of its new 50,000-sq.ft. warehouse and rigging facility in Cadillac, Michigan. The facility is already operational, and deliveries are set to commence this month. “We are thrilled to take advantage of this opportunity to open a centrally located U.S. facility,” said Christophe Lavigne, president of Highfield Boats USA. ...

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Brunswick announces Fort Wayne expansion

Brunswick Corporation's expansion of its Fort Wayne, Indiana facility.

Brunswick Corporation announced the expansion of its Fort Wayne manufacturing facility with a new 17,000 square feet freestanding building next to its existing facility, where the company will produce fiberglass parts for its Harris and Cypress Cay pontoon brands. The multi-million-dollar investment will reduce lead times, help manage costs and bring nearly 50 new jobs to the Fort Wayne community. ...

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Perko names new VP of sales and marketing

Perko — a Miami-based manufacturer of various boatbuilding components — recently announced Michael DeLillo has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the company. DeLillo is replacing George Bellwoar, who will be retiring later in the year, though the company said Bellwoar will stay on part-time to help with the transition. DeLillo will oversee sales, marketing, and execution ...

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Florida-based Lippert team wins top manufacturing award

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), global manufacturer and supplier of highly-engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets announced that Lippert  Plant 113, located in Bradenton, Florida, was recognized as one of three Gold winner recipients for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award ...

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BRP expands Manitou manufacturing capacity

BRP Inc. announced the creation of close to 200 new jobs at its Manitou manufacturing plant in Michigan, nearly doubling its workforce in the state. BRP will begin the construction in April to expand its existing Manitou pontoon boat plant in Lansing while adding manufacturing and warehousing capacity in St. Johns, Michigan. With the assistance of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), BRP received performance-based workforce training credits ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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