Parker Boats breaks ground on new facility


Parker Boats and Correct Craft officials yesterday broke ground for a new 10,000-sq. foot facility that will include new areas for gelcoat and mold maintenance processes. A company statement said that the facility in Beaufort, N.C., will generate 25 to 30 new jobs in the area.

The new facility will be built adjacent to Parker’s existing 225,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant. The company said the expansion will improve production processes. It will also offer Parker customers new boat model options as well as enhancements to existing models.

“During the groundbreaking ceremony today, we took a moment to honor our heritage as Parker Boats and the decades our family and team has dedicated to building vessels that embody strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness – but today was mostly about celebrating our future,” said Linwood Parker, chairman of Parker Boats.

The boat builder was acquired by Correct Craft last April. “Our association with Correct Craft provides opportunities to improve our manufacturing processes and offer Parker customers new boat options and models, while still offering them what Parker is known for – boats built with integrity and pride,” said Parker. “This new facility is the first step in these process improvements. We look forward to seeing what it brings to our customers, suppliers, and dealers in the future.”

“Having Parker Boats in our Correct Craft family has been great for both parties,” added Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft. “We love The Parker team who share our values of Making Life Better.” 


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