US Boatbuilders File Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition

Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2012

Luhrs Marine Group announces the commencement of proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

Morgan Industries Corporation, the parent company of Hunter Marine Corporation and the Luhrs Marine Group family of boat manufacturing businesses, announce that it and its U.S. subsidiaries (the "Company") filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business reorganization in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

The Company is a  builder of recreational powerboats and sailboats under the iconic brand names of Hunter Marine, Silverton, Ovation, Luhrs, and Mainship.  The business reorganization is intended to bolster liquidity, fairly resolve legacy liabilities, and enable the company to focus on its most valuable business lines and assets. 

In conjunction with the filing, the Company filed first day motions that will allow it to continue to manage operations in the ordinary course.  The Company has obtained a fully-committed, post-petition debtor-in-possession credit facility from Bank of America to enhance liquidity and working capital.

During the initial stages of the chapter 11 proceedings, and as the recreational boat market and business segment continues to improve, the Company will consider its strategic and transactional alternatives.  The Company will evaluate options ranging from a standalone plan of reorganization, or a capital infusion through a plan of reorganization or funding sponsor or acquirer.

The Company is being advised by Robert Hirsh and George Angelich of Arent Fox LLP as bankruptcy general counsel; Capstone Advisory Group, LLC as financial advisors; Katz, Kane & Co. as investment bankers; and Donlin Recano & Company, Inc. as claims agent.

More information about the Company's chapter 11 filing is available at donlinrecano.com/morganindustries.  Information for vendors and suppliers is available at (386) 462-3653.  Information for dealers is available at (386) 462-3616.  
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Australian Defence Minister Says Would Not Trust Submarine Firm to Build Canoe

Australia's defence minister has said he would not trust state-owned Australian Submarine Corp (ASC) "to build a canoe", fuelling expectations that most work in

Matson Raises Guam, Micronesia Rates

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. will raise its rates for the company's Guam/Commonwealth of the

Norwegian Buys Ship from Princess Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announces fleet expansion for Oceania Cruises in 2016; Sirena to join sister ships Insignia, Regatta and Nautica   Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Legal

Shipbuilding Regulations: Cents and Sensibility

Addressing the Jones Act is just one aspect of an increasingly complicated boatbuilding environment. Stovepiped, poorly conceived regulations is another. The sting of the recession is fading,

How Difficult is it to Obtain a Jones Act Waiver?

The American Salvage Association’s Jon Waldron provides the ultimate cabotage primer. There always seems to be constant chatter about waiving the Jones Act. In reality,

Will Congress Pass Any Maritime Legislation in 2014?

Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again,

Finance

Matson Raises Guam, Micronesia Rates

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that Matson Navigation Company, Inc. will raise its rates for the company's Guam/Commonwealth of the

Shipbuilding Regulations: Cents and Sensibility

Addressing the Jones Act is just one aspect of an increasingly complicated boatbuilding environment. Stovepiped, poorly conceived regulations is another. The sting of the recession is fading,

Ship Broker Clarkson Looks to Acquire Platou

Top ship broker Clarkson is seeking to acquire Norwegian brokerage and investment bank RS Platou for 281.2 million pounds ($441 million) in a deal that would create

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.3008 sec (3 req/sec)