Correct Craft Acquires Boat Manufacturer Parker – ThomasNet News

Bobcat brand of Correct Craft boat

Florida-based boat manufacturer Correct Craft recently announced its acquisition of Parker Boats, a North Carolina maker of offshore and inshore fishing boats.

Correct Craft, whose brands include Nautique, Centurion, and Supreme, said the deal would allow the company to expand its product line and enter the saltwater boat market. Parker, meanwhile, would add production capacity, operational experience, and engineering capabilities.

Officials said Correct Craft intends to maintain Parker’s management team and its Beaufort, North Carolina manufacturing facility, which produces center consoles, sport cabins, walkarounds, and dual console boats.

Parker Boats President Linwood Parker said in a statement that the acquisition would enable the brand to meet dealers’ current needs and “aggressively bring new product to market.”

“Linwood Parker and his family have built an impressive business and brand with an outstanding team and we are excited about them joining Correct Craft,” said Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin. “Parker Boats will enter Correct Craft into a new segment of the marine industry with a compelling product line and brand.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Image Credit: Correct Craft

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