Cruising Yachts announced that it is now a dealer for Catalina and True North at all of its California locations. (Catalina acquired True North last year.) “The quality and innovation that Catalina Yachts has continually exhibited in its product line caught our eye, and we just became more and more impressed every year,” Cruising Yachts owner Tom Dameron said in a statement. He added that the company has wanted a “high-quality powerboat line for some time, and the True North line just happens to fill that need for us.”
Merritt Precision, whose parent company is Correct Craft subsidiary Watershed Innovation, opened a tooling center in Sweetwater, Tenn., that manufactures molds, fixtures and composite parts for marine, automotive, aerospace and other industries. “Customers looking for this kind of work prefer a turnkey solution both to avoid costly delays and for a level of accountability that gets the job done without shifting responsibility to others,” Watershed president Sean Marrero said in a statement. Merritt Precision announced earlier this week it was adding a third five-axis mill at its Merritt Island, Fla., facility.
Pursuit Boats reported 1 million hours worked at its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility without a lost time incident over the course of 446 days. The company celebrated with an awards ceremony, a barbecue and a raffle of 40 items, including iPads, laptops and 70-inch televisions. “One of the most rewarding experiences of my role within Pursuit Boats is the ability to share in the drive and inspiration of our extended family of employees,” company president Bruce Thompson said in a statement.