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Wellcraft plans new-boat debuts at FLIBS

Wellcraft Boats will debut its new bay boat series and center consoles at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
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The Wellcraft Fisherman 221 bay boat is one of several models that will be unveiled at FLIBS.

The Wellcraft Fisherman 221 bay boat is one of several models that will be unveiled at FLIBS.

Wellcraft Boats will debut its new bay boat series and center consoles at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The boats were unveiled to dealers at parent company Rec Boat Holdings’ recent dealer meeting

“The Wellcraft brand holds a tremendous amount of equity in the market today, based on 60 years of existence. We plan to leverage that heritage with consumers,” Rec Boat Holdings president Roch Lambert said in a statement. “Our dealers are very excited with the new product direction and what is yet to come, and we’re confident consumer response will fall right in line.”

Filling a gap in the Wellcraft lineup, the 22-foot Fisherman bay boat, 24-foot Fisherman bay boat and 24-foot Fisherman center console will be displayed by Top Notch Marine at FLIBS, which runs Nov. 5-9.

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