Boatbuilders are the backbone of the marine industry. They can be found across the country, constructing everything from personal watercraft and small skiffs to large center console fishing boats and oceangoing yachts. A large majority of the recreational boats sold in the United States are built in this country.
A focus on safety resulted in the milestone for more than 700 employees.
The high-performance builder, now aiming at the luxury market, had a chance to show off its new models when it launched its Mercedes-AMG special edition at the show.
Its marine division saw a 13 percent fall in sales for the quarter, though annual sales were up 20 percent.
The series will include six models targeted at entry-level users.