Genmar launching line of entry-level fiberglass fishing boats

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Genmar is introducing its first 17-foot VEC entry-level fiberglass fishing boat in time to ship to dealers for the early spring selling season, company chairman Irwin Jacobs announced in a letter to dealers.

Jacobs had previously said the company would be re-entering the aluminum boat business, but that won’t happen with this announcement.

“Rather, it is our intention to capture the market share of the aluminum segment of the entry-level boating market segment with our new FinCraft line of boats,” he said.

Genmar plans to unveil the first FinCraft at the Jan. 21-25 Minneapolis Boat Show. “It will be the first model in a new line of entry-level fiberglass fishing boats,” he added.

The 17-footer will include as standard equipment a 50-hp 2-stroke outboard, trailer, Minn Kota trolling motor and Lowrance depth finder.

The boat’s nationally advertised price in the United States will be $13,995, plus freight and prep. Additionally, Genmar will offer a $1,000 introductory cash rebate during winter and early spring shows.

Click here to read Jacobs’ letter.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.