Sea Ray will increase production capacity at its Sykes Creek manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, Florida, to meet what the company calls “overwhelming” demand for its new L-Class yachts.
The expanded production will start this summer, and parent company Brunswick Corp. says the result will be 100 jobs during the next 12 months, with hiring starting immediately.
The company said “overwhelming market reception and solid demand” have led to the increase in capacity, but it did not offer details on how the increase would occur, whether through expansion or an increase of footprint within the existing facility.
“We’re very pleased with the great success of the new L-Class and look forward to adding jobs back to the Sykes Creek community,” Sea Ray president Tim Schiek said in a statement. “We are more committed than ever to delivering industry-leading products and ensuring that our customers have the most enjoyable boat ownership experience possible.”