Boatbuilders are the backbone of the marine industry. They can be found across the country, constructing everything from personal watercraft and small skiffs to large center console fishing boats and oceangoing yachts. A large majority of the recreational boats sold in the United States are built in this country.

The Scout 530 LXF can be powered with up to five outboards.

Scout adding plant, new R&D facility

Scout Boats plans to add a 100,000-square-foot plant to its three-factory campus in South Carolina to build the 53-foot center console for which the company unveiled plans at February’s Miami International Boat Show.

Checking the construction against the plans at the Plymouth boatbuilding yard.

Giving a Princess her regal trappings

It’s one thing to tell yacht and boat buyers that all of the metalwork and woodwork is done in-house, but it’s another thing entirely to show them — although showing clients a boatbuilding facility typically happens pretty deep into the buying process.

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