New 45,000sq ft facility in Edgewater, Florida to focus on Boston Whaler and Sea Ray brands
Brunswick Boat Group is launching a 45,000sq ft Fiberglass Boat Technology Center (BFBTC) in Edgewater, Florida in what the company says will be “home to the industry’s most formidable boat product development team, with a mission to design, engineer, and launch innovative, industry leading products for two of the most iconic brands in the marine industry – Boston Whaler and Sea Ray.”
“Brunswick Corporation will create a commanding position in boat design and innovation with the formation of our world-class technology centre,” said David Foulkes, Brunswick CEO. “Over the last few years, we have established a strong foundation of cross-functional and cross-brand initiatives and investments that leverage the power of our enterprise. The Brunswick Fiberglass Boat Technology Center is one of the essential building blocks for our future vision; we will continue to define, create and embody the future of recreational boating.”
Targeted to open this autumn, the BFBTC will give the company additional resources while also creating technology and engineering jobs in Central Florida and reinforces the company’s commitment to define the future of boating by creating a technology centre of excellence designed to enhance the overall boating experience.
“Technology has completely changed the boating industry over the past decade and both Boston Whaler and Sea Ray have been at the forefront of that change,” said Huw Bower, Brunswick Boat Group president. “The entire Brunswick Boat Group will benefit from shared resources in the new technology centre and there is a tremendous amount of growth opportunity for all of our brands.”