Brunswick Corp. acquired Thunder Jet, a builder of heavy-gauge aluminum boat models in three series that include outboard, offshore and jet.
Brunswick Corp.’s boat group consists of 15 brands worldwide, including Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft and Sea Ray. The group’s additional four brands — Rayglass, Uttern, Valiant and Quicksilver — are marketed in countries other than the United States.
Brunswick Corp. expects growth of 7 to 9 percent between 2016 and 2018 and anticipates that the gain will come from continued industry growth, investment in new products and investments in additional acquisitions around its marine parts and accessories business, as well as its fitness business.
Brunswick Corp. named Eric Hendrickson president of its Crestliner brand of freshwater boats.
Brunswick Corp. reported that it was the victim of an email phishing incident that resulted in the potential unauthorized disclosure of 2015 W-2 information of a large number of current and former employees.
Brunswick Corp. named Steve Langlais president of its Princecraft brand of freshwater boats.
Brunswick Corp. saw a softening in its aluminum boat segment, primarily due to continued economic and currency uncertainty in the United States, but did experience some gains in engine sales in Europe in the first quarter as the dollar weakened some.
Brunswick Corp. reported 9 percent first-quarter revenue growth and the company’s adjusted operating earnings increased by 13 percent from the 2015 quarter.
Brunswick Corp. honored three manufacturing facilities as part of its safety award program.
Brunswick Corp. appointed Cecil Cohn to lead Brunswick Financial Services, effective May 2.
Brunswick Corp. announced that Huw Bower was named president of the Brunswick Boat Group.