KingFisher Boats said it completed the expansion its production facilities. GlobalNews.ca reported that the British Columbia-based boatbuilder needed more space to accommodate the production of larger boats.
“Economic indicators are working in the boating industry’s favor — a stable housing market, strong consumer confidence, growing disposable income and consumer spending, and low interest rates all contribute to a healthy recreational boating market,” Mark Delaney, director of sales and marketing, told the paper.
KingFisher builds 34 aluminum models for lake, river and ocean markets. It distributes the boats throughout Canada and exports to dealers in California and Alaska.
“The move to bigger boats is popular, as they allow us to add family features while retaining the core fishing features that are critically important to our buyers,” Delaney said.
KingFisher employs 150 people in Vernon. It plans to hire an additional 15 workers for the expanded facility.