Chaparral and Robalo are holding their annual dealer conference next week, with plans to spend more time on product testing to help familiarize dealers with the new Chaparral Vortex jetboats.
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 and Robalo Boats awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships to six graduating seniors in the Chaparral and Robalo family.
The rollout of the new Robalo Boats R160, its first center console boat, motor and trailer package with prices starting below $20,000, gave the company more than 100,000 views throughout the pre-event blitz and a four-part video presentation and unveiling Wednesday.
Robalo Boats introduced its R160 on Tuesday in a 6-minute Facebook video, a first for the company.
Robalo Boats is giving a glimpse of its new under-$20,000 center console.
Chaparral and Robalo Boats appointed Ryan Good as Midwest regional sales manager.
Chaparral and Robalo president Jim Lane was named to the University of Florida’s inaugural 2015 Gator100, which is designed to recognize CEOs and entrepreneurs from the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful companies.
As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, Chaparral Boats is giving away a 203 VR Vortex jetboat and trailer, a package the builder said has a retail value of $34,456.
Third-quarter net sales at Marine Products Corp. dipped about 10 percent to $37.9 million with gross profits seeing a 10 percent drop because of the sales decrease.
Chaparral Boats is back into outboards.