Boston Whaler Opens New Facility

Friday, March 07, 2003
A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony were held at the new Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products manufacturing facility in Edgewater, Fla. The newly constructed facility encompasses 46,000 square feet under roof, on 6.3 square acres of land. The state-of-the-art facility is used to build unsinkable fiberglass boats specifically for commercial applications, including law enforcement, fire/rescue and military/combat craft and homeland security. Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products builds boats used by virtually every branch of the United States armed forces and by law enforcement and rescue organizations around the world. Opening remarks were made by Steve Dennis, executive director of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce. Eric Caplan, director and business manager for the Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products, followed with comments about the search for a suitable location. “In the fall of 2001, this division was established as an independent operating unit from Boston Whaler, which specifically serves the needs of recreational boaters,” said Caplan. “For many years the two divisions shared a common manufacturing facility, while addressing vastly different customers. This physical separation of the businesses allows both operations to focus their efforts on their targeted markets.” Boston Whaler is also located in Edgewater. During his speech Caplan said, “After exploring many options throughout Florida and the nation, it was decided that the Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products would stay in Volusia County, where we can continue to contribute to the economic development of the area.” Caplan recognized several individuals for their contributions to the development of the facility, including George Buckley, chairman and chief executive officer of Brunswick Corporation, Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products’ parent company; Dusty McCoy, president of the Brunswick Boat Group; and Fred Kiekhaefer, president of Brunswick’s Commercial and Government Products. Local dignitaries in attendance included Mike Myers, President of Boston Whaler; Donald Schmidt, mayor of the City of Edgewater; and Edgewater Police Chief Michael Ignasiak. During the program Ignasiak received the keys to a newly purchased law enforcement vessel built at the Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products facility. After the presentations, the new Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products manufacturing facility was officially launched by cutting the ribbon.
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Sri Lanka Port Project: China Merchants, CHEC Invest $601-M

Two of China's largest port operators and engineering firms have agreed to invest in a $601 million terminal in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, part of a series of

Viking Supply Ships Sell PSV 'SBS Cirrus'

Rederi AB TransAtlantic subsidiary Viking Supply Ships says it has sold the 1985 built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus. The vessel has been delivered to its new owners,

UK Chamber Stance Neutral on Scottish Independence

The UK Chamber of Shipping is taking a neutral position in the Scottish independence debate and has given both the Yes and Better Together sides space on its website

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1857 sec (5 req/sec)