Correct Craft, producer of Nautique boats, was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida.
The award is given to a company that exemplifies excellence and quality in all of its manufacturing operations. Prior winners include Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Power Systems.
Specifically, Correct Craft and its Nautique brand were recognized for leading-edge manufacturing processes, having a "green" focus as it relates to manufacturing process and for having a world-class quality system, the company said.
"I could not be more proud of our team for what they have done to improve everything we do here at Correct Craft and earn this prestigious award. Correct Craft has always been a quality builder, but the new production and quality processes we have implemented over the past few years have given us the opportunity to achieve a new level of excellence," president/CEO Bill Yeargin said in a statement.
"Even more importantly, while we are happy to receive this award, our real satisfaction comes from being able to build the world's best boats for our customers and their families," he added.