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 names Lowe and Crestliner presidents

The Brunswick Boat Group named Ben Cast president of Lowe Boats and Cecil Cohn president of Crestliner Boats, succeeding Cast. Both report to Jeff Kinsey, president of Freshwater Boats, in their new roles effective April 1. Both Cast and Cohn joined Brunswick in 2005, and since 2010 Cast has served as Crestliner Boats president while…more

Brunswick names new Boston Whaler president

In a long line of recent domino-effect changes, the Brunswick Boat Group announced that Huw Bower was named president of Boston Whaler, effective Monday. Bower will leave open his most recent post as president of Brunswick’s aluminum boat brand Lowe. He replaces Tim Schiek, who was tapped to head Sea Ray Boats after former president…more

Brunswick and GE Capital renew floorplan deal

Brunswick Corp. and GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance division extended their joint venture, Brunswick Acceptance Co., through 2016. The joint venture, referred to as BAC, was formed in 2002 and began operations in 2003 and is the largest floorplan finance provider for Brunswick boat brands and Mercury Marine engines in the United States, as well…more

Brunswick hands out annual safety awards

Brunswick Corp. announced the recipients of its safety award program for 2012. The purpose of the program is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries. All Brunswick manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide are eligible…more

Brunswick names new Sea Ray president

Tim Schiek was named the new president of the Sea Ray Group, leaving the post of Boston Whaler president open. Schiek has spent the last 2-1/2 years as Whaler president and has been with Brunswick Corp. for 18 years. Dave O’Connell, who has been serving as president for Hatteras and Cabo, will assume responsibilities as…more

Brunswick fields offers for Hatteras and Cabo

Brunswick Corp. is still narrowing the field of potential buyers for Hatteras and Cabo, the two brands it announced it was selling in January, and expects to announce a new Sea Ray president before the end of March. “There’s a formal sales process that’s under way and there is significant interest in the company,” Brunswick…more

Brunswick group president talks about plant shutdown

Brunswick Boat Group president Andy Graves says the company has not made a decision to sell the Florida plant that is ceasing operation by summertime. “For us, those are difficult decisions, but necessary ones,” Graves told Trade Only Today on Tuesday. “The size range, 40 to 65 feet, those markets have been significantly impacted post-recession.…more

Brunswick to consolidate production

Brunswick Corp. is suspending yacht production at its Sykes Creek facility in Merritt Island, Fla., and will consolidate its yacht and motoryacht production at its Palm Coast, Fla., plant. “Difficult as it was, this action was a necessary step to match capacity with market demand, position Sea Ray for success with new yacht product development…more

Analysts see challenges ahead for Brunswick

A B. Riley & Co. analyst says that although stock at Brunswick Corp. is still undervalued, the company’s market opportunities for Mercury Marine are partially offset by challenges facing its boat group, particularly in the Sea Ray and Meridian brands. Analysts met with Brunswick officials behind closed doors Thursday at the Miami International Boat Show…more

MIAMI: Brunswick CEO honored by YachtWorld

MIAMI BEACH — Brunswick Corp. CEO Dustan McCoy received the YachtWorld Heroes Award for the work he has done with the United States Power Squadrons to help educate boaters through Brunswick Boat Group dealerships across the country. By doing this, the company has helped make boating safer and more enjoyable, Dominion Marine Group vice president…more

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