Pursuit Boats Expands

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The Pursuit facility in Fort Pierce, Fla.

The Pursuit facility in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Pursuit Boats completed the first phase of an expansion with a new 182,000-square-foot site. The three-part project will increase the builder’s manufacturing space to 773,000 square feet when completed and allow it to expand production and its workforce to meet demand.

The company’s original site was 250,000 square feet, and parent company Malibu Boats announced plans for the expansion last year, with an estimated investment of $10 million to $15 million.

The flagship S 428 is scheduled to debut in October.

The flagship S 428 is scheduled to debut in October.

“Pursuit has been manufacturing our award-winning luxury fishing boats in Fort Pierce since 1983,” company president Bruce Thompson said in a statement. “We now have nearly 500 employees and are excited to open our doors to be able to hire more locals, help grow and train the workforce and increase economic development in our community.”

With the new manufacturing space, Pursuit is launching four new models this year. The S 268 and S 378 already have launched. The flagship S 428 is slated to debut next month. The fourth boat is scheduled to be unveiled later this year.

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