The Boca Bay and Aquasport brands will be built at Ebbtide’s former facility in White Bluff, Tennessee

The State of Tennessee is seeing the return of a second boat company in as many weeks with the announcement that Ebbtide Holdings LLC will resume production of the Boca Bay and Aquasport brands in the former Ebbtide facility in White Bluff. The company is expected to create 100 jobs over the next five years.

Officials with a boat manufacturer have been revitalising the former Ebbtide facility, which it purchased earlier this year, according to a report in The Tennessean.

The company anticipates the 140,000sq ft plant will be operational in the coming weeks. Ebbtide Holdings will manufacture centre console sporting boats ranging from 20ft-30ft in length at the new facility.

Ebbtide Holdings owners will receive US$200,000 for improvements to the facility from a state Department of Economic and Community Development grant.

Ebbtide was founded by White Bluff native Tim Trabue, who sold the company to a Chinese investment firm in 2012. The operation was shuttered shortly after that.

Ebbtide Holdings was formed in 2016 for the purpose of revitalising the brand.

It was announced two weeks ago that former Triton Boats owner Earl Bentz broke ground in nearby Ashland City for his new boat company Caymas Boats.