MasterCraft, founded in 1968, builds ski, wakeboarding and performance boats in Vonore, Tenn. It was bought by MCBC Hydra Boats, a subsidiary of Wayzata Investment Partners, in 2009.

MasterCraft gains ISO certifications

MasterCraft Boat Co. achieved ISO standard requirements for its quality, environmental and safety management systems across production and product development operations.

Boatbuilders roll out new models

MasterCraft Boat Company and Baja Marine recently announced new offerings for the 2014 model year. MasterCraft is unveiling the all-new X46, which replaces the successful X45. Although the 24-footer is only an inch bigger than its predecessor, MasterCraft says it has more space than any other 24-footer on the market, in large part to the…more

Former MasterCraft CEO buys majority stake in boatbuilder

John Dorton recently bought the majority interest in Sweetwater, Tenn.-based Bryant Boats, a privately held family company that builds 18- to 27-foot boats, including deckboats, bowriders and runabouts. The former CEO of MasterCraft officially exited his month-long retirement when the deal closed Friday. “This is a neat opportunity for both of us. We’ve been so…more

Boatbuilders unveil winter promotions

MasterCraft, Ribcraft and Lund Boat Company all recently introduced new winter promotions. MasterCraft launched its new winter boat show program in which consumers can save thousands on the purchase of a new MasterCraft boat during the 2010 boat show season. Savings include: * $1,500 on 2010 models * $3,000 on 2009 models * $6,000 on…more


Q&A with John Dorton, president and CEO of MasterCraft

John Dorton joined MasterCraft as vice president of marketing in 1996. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in February 1999 and also serves as a director. Prior to joining the ski, wakeboard and performance powerboat manufacturer, Dorton was an executive in the home fitness equipment industry, serving as vice president of marketing and…more

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