Monterey and Blackfin Boats are announcing an expansion plan to add an additional 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space and additional production staff, which will allow them to significantly increase their production capacity.
It comes as Monterey and Blackfin recently added more than 55,000 square feet of manufacturing space to meet production needs due to recent increases in global consumption and consumer demand.
The expansion will increase the footprint to 485,000 square feet. 150 additional jobs will also be added over the next few months. Currently, Monterey and Blackfin Boats employs over 500 staff, and when hired the additional staff will bring the total production staff to 675.
“Monterey and Blackfin Boats have experienced substantial growth over the past two years and will see continued growth in the future with new rear-wheel drive and outboard models. In addition to our continued growth in North America, we expect accelerated growth in our international markets, particularly in EU countries. The 25% tariff on US boats exported to the EU is expected to end in the near future and will fuel an immediate increase in our boat sales in the EU, ”said Robert Pita, President of Monterey and Blackfin Boats in a prepared press release.
Brothers Charles and Jeff Marshall, co-chairs of Monterey and Blackfin Boats, began their journey in 1985 by designing, developing, designing and building boats. founders.
“We believe that the increase in manufacturing space and skilled personnel will allow us to increase the production capacity we need to meet consumer demand over the next two years, while also providing us with the possibility of continuing to develop, design and introduce new models. “Charles Marshall added in the press announcement.