Scout Boats broke ground on a new 120,000sq ft building on its Summerville, South Carolina facility. “Plant D,” as the shed is called, will have 100,000sq ft of manufacturing space for a new 53ft model that Scout plans to launch late next year, along with 20,000sq ft of space for product development and engineering. The production of its 420 LXF will also transition to the new building.

“We’re investing $10.9m into this expansion, with plans to expand our skilled labour force by 370 over the next few years,” said Scout CEO Steve Potts in a statement. “This expansion is necessary for the continued growing demand of our product, and will be a state-of-the-art production facility for our new flagship model debuting next year.”

With the addition of Plant D, Scout’s facility will be over 350,000sq ft on nearly 40 acres. “This expansion is important not only for our brand, but also for the surrounding Dorchester County community and the state of South Carolina as a whole,” added Potts.