Chaparral and Robalo said three of its dealers received best-display awards during the 2014 boat show season.
Chaparral is built in Georgia by its publicly traded parent company, Marine Products Corp. Founder Buck Pegg and president Jim Lane have led the company since its inception in 1977. Chaparral builds seven models, including sportboats, sport decks, towboats, cruisers and sport yachts.
Chaparral Boats gave more than 150 dealers a preview look at the new Vortex jetboat line at the company’s recent advanced sales seminars in Valdosta, Ga.
Marine Products Corp., parent company of Chaparral and Robalo, is a well-run company that has been “one of the few stars of this sterndrive market that’s been under so much pressure.”
Chaparral and Robalo might have made successful entries into the smaller and entry-level boat market, but the brands continue to focus on all of their models between 18 and 37 feet. “We feel the cruiser market has been slow for everyone and so we have not put as much emphasis in developing cruisers over 37…more
Chaparral and Robalo builder Marine Products Corp. is focusing on smaller and entry-level boats moving forward, shifting focus away from the 35-foot-and-above market.
The theme of Chaparral and Robalo’s recent dealer meeting was “A Conference Like No Other,” and it seemed to live up to that idea with a fishing tournament, parties, new model unveilings and a “Presidents Panel” featuring presidents from various areas of the marine industry. The panel included National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich,…more
Chaparral Boats announced an agreement with Bombardier Recreational Products to power a planned new line of jetboats slated for introduction later this year. “BRP is excited to begin this relationship with Chaparral Boats, a company with a proud heritage, excellent reputation and one that shares our commitment to the marine industry,” Alain Villemure, vice president…more
A Charlotte, N.C., woman who was struck by a propeller last June on Lake Norman sued the boat operator, boatbuilder and the person who rented out the boat. Deondra Scott says she was struck twice by a propeller after she jumped into the water at the Lake Bash on Lake Norman, according to the Charlotte…more
Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats recently awarded $24,000 in college scholarships to four children of employees. This scholarship provides each recipient with $6,000 toward their four-year education. “We are proud to assist our employees as they manage the process of sending their children to college,” said Jim Lane, president of Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats,…more
Chaparral Boats added employees and increased production due to “excellent results” from early season boat shows, the company said. Chaparral Boats increased its employee count during 2010 by more than 120, and now has approximately 450 employees, president Jim Lane told Soundings Trade Only this morning. The company also has increased production “approximately 200 percent…more