December 2, 2010 â€“ Edgewater, Fla. â€“ Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP), a leading manufacturer of watercraft for commercial, governmental and military use, has entered into a supply agreement with MetalCraft Marine, Inc (MCM) to promote a series of high-performance aluminum boats. BCGP currently offers 16 models of commercialized Boston Whaler fiberglass boats, and eight Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs). Under the agreement with MCM, BCGPâ€™s product offering will be expanded to include five aluminum models ranging from 28 â”€ 45 feet.
â€œMetalCraft has a solid history of building superior quality aluminum boats for commercial and government applications,â€ said Jeremy Davis, BCGPâ€™s sales manager. â€œThey are particularly adept at producing high-performance boats, which is critical in this arena. By joining forces with an established aluminum producer with a solid reputation, BCGP immediately gains access to proven product that complements our existing offering.â€
MCM is a fully integrated designer and builder of high-speed aluminum patrol boats, fire/rescue craft, and specialty vessels ranging from 22 â”€ 70 feet. An industry leader in jet propulsion, MetalCraft has been designing and building high-quality commercial and government boats since 1987.
MetalCraft and Brunswick Commercial and Government Products both are recognized for providing superior quality boats and solid service and support,â€ said Bob Clark, MetalCraft Marineâ€™s contract maâ€œnager. â€œThis arrangement will give MetalCraft access to Brunswickâ€™s expanded sales and service support infrastructure, while giving BCGP access to MetalCraftâ€™s expertise in aluminum craft design and manufacturing.â€
According to the terms of the agreement, BCGP and MCM will offer five new aluminum models called the â€œSentryâ€ series. Each model can be configured for a specific mission, including patrol, special operations, or workboat applications, based on the needs of the purchasing agency. Power options will include inboard diesels, jet drives, sterndrives and outboard engines.
â€œNow agencies can purchase Boston Whaler fiberglass hulls, Impact RHIBs and aluminum platforms from BCGP with one phone call,â€ said Davis. â€œWe are excited about this opportunity to expand our offering to address the needs of our customers with a superior caliber product. Naturally, loyal MetalCraft customers can continue to work directly with MetalCraft Marine as they always have,â€ said Davis.
For more information about the new Sentry series, call Brunswick Commercial and Government Products at 386-423-2900.
About MetalCraft Marine Incorporated MetalCraft Marine Inc designs and builds custom aluminum patrol boats, fire/rescue boats, and a vast array of other aluminum vessels tailored to meet a variety of unique mission requirements. These vessels typically range from 22 to 70â€™. Twice winning Great Boat of the Year Honors at the prestigious New Orleans Workboat Show, MetalCraft is a proven leader in innovative design and construction techniques.
About Brunswick Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill “Genuine Ingenuity”(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Suncruiser, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.