Northern Marine purchases dormant boatbuilder

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Custom yacht builder Northern Marine acquired the assets of the Glas-Ply boat company, a 46-year-old brand known for its line of fiberglass models from 7 to 28 feet.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Northern Marine will bring production to its Anacortes, Wash., facility, turning Glas-Ply into a custom-made offering for the industry.

“I've been a big fan of Glas-Ply my whole life. I grew up running them and still own one,” Northern Marine president Andy McDonald said in a statement. “Glas-Ply is a unique boat line, and I'm glad we have the opportunity to offer these quality designs to people again. We'll continue to live up to the brand's reputation for durability, now in a custom offering.”

Glas-Ply has had several owners, most recently Jerry Caldwell, but production stopped more than 10 years ago.

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