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Georgia Governor honors Chaparral founder

On August 9—Chaparral Boats Founder Buck Pegg’s 80th birthday—Governor Brian Kemp flew a flag over the Georgia State Capitol. Additionally, a flag was flown in Buck’s honor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Founded in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Chaparral has called Nashville, Ga. home since 1976. Under Buck’s leadership, Chaparral has grown to one of South Georgia’s largest employers ...

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Chaparral Boats announces expanded role for Mike Fafard

Buck Pegg, Founder of Chaparral Boats, recently announced the expanded role of Mike Fafard, currently Chaparral and Robalo’s senior vice president of engineering and design to include senior vice president of manufacturing. Buck Pegg will continue as executive vice president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats with oversight responsibilities for all operations. Mike Fafard joined the company in 2005 as the ...

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Profiles in Leadership: Ann Baldree

By Wanda Kenton Smith As we celebrate and honor the many “Women Making Waves” this issue, it’s fitting to profile one of the most celebrated female executives to make a name for herself in the marine industry. Ann Baldree is the highly respected senior vice president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats. Hers is a story of true Southern grit, hard ...

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Chaparral and Robalo Boats introduce new technology on their dealer website platform

Chaparral and Robalo Boats have introduced Enriched Lead technology on their Dealer 360 website platform. “This technology will allow us to help customers in their buying journey to better know what they may qualify for and provide our dealers with a very clear credit profile of the customer and likelihood of an approval based off of actual lender programs,” said ...

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Robalo debuts the R266 Cayman

Robalo R266

Robalo is excited to launch its all-new R266 Cayman bay boat. With both bow and aft seating areas which have the ability to convert to casting platforms, an impressive helm set up and a great deal of storage, the Robalo 266 Cayman is packed with innovations that fishermen won’t be able to resist as well as the comfort features you ...

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Chaparral and Robalo award 2021 scholarships

Buck Pegg and students

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded $70,000 in college scholarships to seven graduating seniors who are the sons and daughters of employees of the Chaparral and Robalo family. “We are committed to assisting those who have worked with us throughout the years, and we want the next generation to succeed without feeling the financial burden often associated with ...

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Chaparral and Robalo host virtual sales and service trainings

Chaparral logo

Chaparral and Robalo Boats recently hosted virtual sales and service training programs for their dealer networks. Service training had 300 attendees, Robalo’s sales training had 325 sales professionals in attendance and Chaparral’s sales training saw attendance of 330. The programs included presentations from the executive and sales teams along with exhibitions from key vendors. This program enhances the sales and ...

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Marine Products Corporation reports third quarter results

Marine Products Corporation

Marine Products Corporation, manufacturer of Chaparral, Robalo and Vortex. announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.  Marine Products generated net sales of $68,778,000, a 4.8% decrease compared to $72,212,000 in the same period of the prior year. The decrease in net sales was due to a 10.4% reduction in the number of units sold during the quarter as compared to ...

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Chaparral and Robalo Boats host virtual dealer conference

Chaparral and Robalo Boats hosted their annual dealer conference virtually across three days, from Tuesday, Aug. 25 through Aug. 27. At the conference, Chaparral and Robalo executives and directors covered a variety of topics, including new product development, marketing updates, parts updates, state of the company and state of the industry. The conference also highlighted the dedication of the companies’ ...

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Simrad partners with Chaparral and Robalo

Simrad recently announced it has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats. For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27 Chaparral models and all 22 Robalo models. Simrad systems are now also standard fit on the Robalo R360 center console and the R317 dual-console boats, as well as on 10 Chaparral models: ...

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