Glasstream begins facility expansion

Publish date:

Glasstream Powerboats started construction to expand its facility in Dothan, Ala. The fishboat builder told the Dothan Eagle that construction crews are installing the foundation for a 13,500-square-foot expansion that will allow it to increase production by 50 percent.

“We need it up quickly,” Ashley Strong, Glasstream director of marketing and public relations, told the paper. “Sales have tripled in the last couple of years. The big-boat market is crazy. The economy has been great.”

It will increase the new manufacturing space to 21,700 square feet. Strong expects the company to add 40 to 45 jobs.

Glasstream’s facility in Panama City, Fla., has remained shuttered since Hurricane Michael hit the area last October. Strong said the plant “fared better than a lot of companies” in Panama City, but all builds are being done in Dothan until repairs can be completed.

“We had to keep on moving. We had commitments to fill,” she said. “We hope to get Panama City back up and running in the next year.”

The extension in Dothan will serve as a new lamination area and a place to store molds.


Tommy’s Slalom Shop Adds Dealer

Boulder Boats has locations in Nevada, Arizona and California.

Trade Only Today Returns Tuesday

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Mercury and Crownline Make Supply Pact

Under the agreement, Mercury will be the exclusive outboard and sterndrive supplier for the boatbuilder.

Sea Tow Makes Executive Appointment

Thomas Spina, who has more than 25 years of maritime experience in a variety of roles, was named vice president of franchise operations.

Quick Hits: January 15, 2021

IBEX seeks proposals for session topics; Sensible Yacht Cordage changes hands

Godfrey Marine to Host Virtual Showcase

The event is to take place Jan. 23 and will include Godfrey pontoons and Hurricane deckboats.

Boat Shows Throttling Up

2021 is bringing a new paradigm to the winter boat show season.

Correct Craft Plans Expansions

The moves will allow additional growth for Nautique, Supreme, Ingenity and Watershed Innovation.