Boston Whaler will go into the former Sea Ray Boats producing plant off Colbert Lane in Palm Coast, bringing an estimated 300-400 jobs to the place around the future 18-24 months, according to information releases from the Palm Coastline city government and from Brunswick Corporation. 

Boats would start coming off the 225,000-square-foot Palm Coast site’s manufacturing line in the 2nd fifty percent of 2021, in accordance to the metropolis news launch.

“On behalf of the city of Palm Coast, I am very pleased to welcome Brunswick and Boston Whaler to our local community,” Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland claimed in the city news release. “As a leader and legend in the boating marketplace, we are honored to be partnering with Boston Whaler as the dwelling for their new producing facility.”

The two Boston Whaler and Sea Ray are owned by the Illinois-based Brunswick Corporation, and Boston Whaler already has a headquarters and manufacturing plant in Edgewater that employs more than 1,200 men and women, in accordance to the city news launch.

The reopening of the Palm Coast website would increase Boston Whaler’s output an estimated 40%, in accordance to a information launch from Brunswick Corporation. Brunswick is also growing its production of Bayliner, Heyday, Sea Ray and Lund fiberglass boats in Mexico and its manufacturing of Bayliner, Uttern and Quicksilver in Portugal, in accordance to the information launch. 

The former Sea Ray facility in Palm Coast, on Roberts Road on the west side of the Intracoastal, employed about 400 persons when it shut down in 2018 as Sea Ray discontinued its activity yacht and yacht products. 

The closure experienced followed yrs of biking hirings and layoffs.

“Growing Boston Whaler production by reopening the Palm Coastline facility supplies quick entry to new capacity for a fraction of the expense of setting up a model-new facility,” Brunswick Corporation President  Aine Denari saids, according to the city information release.

“It is a historic and thrilling time for our town,” Holland claimed, in accordance to the town news launch. “The addition of Boston Whaler to our community family, along with the other economic developments in schooling, healthcare, and technological innovation, solidify the foundations Palm Coast has set up for chance and job growth as opposed to we have viewed just before.

“I am proud that involving AdventHealth, Jacksonville University, College of North Florida and the Gioia Sails growth, we are on track to welcome around 1,000 new positions to the town of Palm Coast this yr.”