Tag Archives: Scout Boats

Scout promotes new director of purchasing

Scout Boats, Inc. announces the promotion of Robert J. Openlander to director of purchasing effective immediately.   With a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Pennsylvania State University, Openlander came to Scout in October of 2017 as Supply Manager and was promoted to Purchasing Manager shortly after. His previous experience as a Senior Buyer and Supply Chain Specialist includes ...

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Scout founder Steve Potts takes over as CEO

Scout Boats, Inc. has made a number of personnel changes at its South Carolina-based headquarters. Steve Potts moves full time to CEO of the company, Dave Wallace has been named President, William Ferguson has been promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing, Courtney Guice has elevated to Administrative Vice President and Stevie Potts is Vice President of Product Development & Engineering. “I’ve been a boatbuilder all my life, starting in my teens,” said Steve Potts. ...

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Scout Boats expands product development capabilities with new facility

Scout Boats, Inc. is building a new dedicated 21,000 sq. ft. product development & engineering building (PD&E) on its manufacturing headquarters campus in Summerville, SC. The new $3 million facility is set to be completed in Spring of 2022. Of the 21,000 sq. ft. two-story building, 4,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to Scout’s Research & Development (R&D) offices. The building will also ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair joins NMMA members on the water

NMMA members Scout Boats and Sportsman Boats welcomed Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) to an on-water showcase of their respective products made in Summerville, South Carolina.  A native of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Representative Mace is currently in her first congressional term and serves as Co-Chair to the Congressional Boating Caucus.  While on the water, Representative Mace discussed the manufacturing process ...

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Scout Boats honors top performers

Scout Boats, just completed their 2022 Dealer Meeting, and awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for their performance during the 2021 model year. Seven Seas Yacht Sales of Ft. Lauderdale, was named 2021 Top Worldwide Dealer. And Ryan Wallace, of the Viage Group, in St. Petersburg, was honored as 2021 Top Worldwide Salesperson for Scout. ...

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Scout honors top dealers at virtual annual meeting

Scout Boats just completed their 2021 dealer meeting, and because of the pandemic, this year the event was held virtually. During the meeting, Scout awarded its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2020 model year, including naming Seven Seas Yacht Sales in Ft. Lauderdale top dealer worldwide. “Due to the current worldwide landscape, we held ...

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Industry members mourn loss of veteran sales professional Michael Devlin

Marine industry colleagues were recently shocked to learn of the death of Michael Devlin, an industry sales representative who championed multiple brands over a successful 44-year career.  He began his industry career in 1975 as a sales representative with Hurst Enterprises, an Orlando, Fla.-based regional manufacturer of bass boats. He later represented national brands including Regal, ProLine, Wellcraft, Regulator, Scout, ...

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Congressman tours Scout Boats, holds workforce roundtable

On Monday, Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1) met with recreational boating industry leaders – including representatives from Scout Boats, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, Zodiac, Stingray Boats, and NMMA – at Scout Boats’ facility in Summersville, S.C. to discuss the recreational boating industry’s workforce challenges and infrastructure needs. Congressman Cunningham also toured Scout Boats’ plant prior to the roundtable discussion – which includes ...

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Scout Boats receives fifth Roaring Twenties Award

Scout Boats has been named a Roaring Twenties award recipient - one of the 20 best-performing large companies in South Carolina for 2018, for the fifth year in a row. This statewide honor is presented annually by SC Biz News and recognizes the South Carolina’s 20 best-performing small and 20 best-performing large companies (for a total of 40 companies) based on both ...

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Scout honors Top 2018 dealers at annual meeting

Scout Boats recently honored its top dealers and sales professionals from around the world for the 2018 model year at its 2019 dealer meeting in Charleston, S.C. Top Dealer Award Winners: Viage Group – Sarasota Sarasota, Fla. Top Worldwide Dealer Andy Renne’– Seven Seas Yacht Sales Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Top Worldwide Salesman Viage Group –  Sarasota Sarasota, Fla. Top Gulf ...

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