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Fishing boat builder starts new year with two major expansions


Correct Craft, the builder of boats for fishing and other water sports, has announced two major expansions in central Florida and Georgia totaling 460,000 square feet.

The move will boost the company’s production across its Nautique Boats, Supreme Boats, Ingenity and Watershed Innovation brands.

The bigger of the two sites is a 300,000 square feet manufacturing plant across the street from Correct Craft’s factory in central Florida that currently houses its Nautique operation. Nautique will transfer its upholstery, machine shop, marketing and shipping departments to the new facility to increase capacity in 2021. Watershed Innovation will also use the plant to build its Ingenity electric boats.

In addition, Correct Craft will begin building boats in a 160,000 square foot facility in Valdosta, Georgia. Supreme Boats will move its manufacturing operations from Merced, California, to Valdosta in late spring of this year. Sister company, Centurion Boats, will remain in California.

Last year the Merced Centurion and Supreme facility was expanded by 20,000 square feet, but more space was still required.

Correct Craft sees the Georgia facility as an ideal location because boat building talent already exists in the community and because the site already has a boat building layout.

“Starting the new year with two major expansions is exciting for our team,” said Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft. “Our company has grown dramatically in the past decade and we are continuing that trajectory.”

“These expansions are also exciting news for the scores of dealers who have been asking our team for additional product. However, the ultimate beneficiaries are our loyal customers, who will enjoy the products produced by each of these Correct Craft companies.”

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