Correct Craft enters aluminium fishing boat market
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Correct Craft has added to its portfolio of brands with the acquisition this week of SeaArk boats, a move that takes it into the aluminium fishing boat market.
The purchase comes just over a year after Correct Craft bought the Bass Cast and Yar-Craft manufacturing businesses as part of an aggressive growth strategy in fishing.
SeaArk was founded almost 60 years ago and, while best known for its heavy-duty cat fishing boats, also manufacturers bass and crappie fishing craft along with various other boat types.
Correct Craft is headquartered in Florida, but SeaArk will continue to operate from its facility in Monticello, Arkansas.
Former owner and founding family member Robin McClendon said it was a ‘bitter-sweet’ decision for her family to exit the recreational boat building business. “However, we believe we have found the right owner in Correct Craft,” she added. “I know that our team members, as well as our legacy, are in good hands.”
Correct Craft President and CEO, Bill Yeargin, said: “Sea Ark Boats is an outstanding company with a strong brand, great reputation and exceptional team. We will work with them in Monticello to grow the business.”
Correct Craft has been in the marine industry for 91 years and has built a family of brands that includes Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, Nautique, Centurion and Supreme.