US builder is relocating to a single 220,000sq ft plant in Medley, Florida
In an effort to improve efficiency and meet demand, SeaVee Boats is consolidating its five Miami, Florida, facilities into one campus with a new 220,000sq ft manufacturing facility located on 10 acres in nearby Medley.
SeaVee’s vice president of engineering Robert Kaidy told Miami Today the company hopes to occupy the new facility by August or earlier this summer. Kaidy said smaller boats are backlogged 12 months and the larger models are backed up 18 to 24 months with over 200 boats on order.
The new facility will be employing new technology including robotics and lamination techniques to make the boats better and faster.
With a current workforce of 220 people, SeaVee expects that number to rise to as many as 350 when the new plant is fully operational. Currently able to manufacture 165 custom boats per year, the company hopes to build 250 boats per year within three years.
The new facility was designed by SeaVee, which claims it will be the largest boat manufacturing facility in South Florida. The county’s Industrial Development Authority fully financed the project.