MetalCraft’s Bill Connor inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

(KINGSTON, Ontario and WATERTOWN, N.Y.) — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the induction of Bill Connor, president of MetalCraft Marine and Stanley Boats, into the group’s Hall of Fame at its annual State of the Industry Breakfast on Wednesday in Toronto.

Established in 1998, the NMMA Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality and innovation, and those who make a substantial and lasting contribution toward the advancement of the marine industry.

Bill Connor, president, MetalCraft Marine and Stanley Boats

“I am humbled and honored to be welcomed into the NMMA Hall of Fame, and to be included with a group of outstanding inductees,” said Connor. “My love of boating started early and a big part of what has brought me to this point is my passion for what I do. Recreational boating with friends and family developed into a love of building high-performance vessels. I want to thank our exceptional team of professionals who make Stanley Boats and MetalCraft Marine the industry leaders that they are.”

Stanley Boats and MetalCraft Marine design and manufacture high-performance custom aluminum boats for government and commercial markets. They have sites in Watertown, N.Y., and Kingston and Parry Sound, Ontario, and service centers across the United States and Canada. The boatbuilders are leaders in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) design with CBRN vessels in most major U.S. ports. They have been an approved U.S. General Services Administration supplier since 1998.

– MetalCraft Marine

By Rich Miller