Correct Craft announced it is entering the aluminum fishing boat market with the acquisition of SeaArk Boats.
Correct Craft said it plans to continue manufacturing SeaArk at its facility in Monticello, Ark.
“After 58 years in the marine industry, it is a bittersweet decision for the McClendon family to exit the recreational boat building business, but we believe that we have found the right owner in Correct Craft,” SeaArk Boats prior owner and member of its founding family Robin McClendon said in a statement.
“SeaArk Boats is successful today because of the many dedicated and talented team members who have worked hard to help our company thrive,” McClendon said. “I am very grateful to have worked alongside these people, and I know that our team members, as well as our legacy, are in good hands with the Correct Craft team.”
“SeaArk Boats is an outstanding company with a strong brand, great reputation and exceptional team; we could not be happier to have them joining the Correct Craft family,” president and CEO Bill Yeargin said.
“The McClendon family have done a wonderful job for decades, and we are honored that they would trust their brand, legacy and employees to Correct Craft. We are thrilled to work together with the SeaArk team in Monticello to continue to grow the company.”