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PARKER OFFSHORE 24’ CENTER CONSOLE

Parker’s latest center console is for the fisherman who also wants to take the family to the sandbar

by Pim Van Hemmen - https://www.soundingsonline.com/boats/parker-2400cc

When you mention Parker Boats, you might picture a 20-some-footer with an enclosed cabin placed far forward and a cockpit big enough to land loads of fish. But for over 50 years, besides those distinctive-looking Sport Cabin boats that are appreciated by fishermen who like to extend their seasons, Parker’s been making center consoles.

Family-owned until three years ago, the company built its reputation on no-frills, plain-Jane boats for budget-minded fishermen, many of whom prized the models for their stability and toughness. Yet Parkers were not always beloved for their ride, partly because the helm was set far forward on the Sport Cabin models and partly because of the flat running surface that made them so desirable for drift fishing. But since the company was bought by Correct Craft in 2019, change has been afoot.

At last fall’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Parker introduced the Parker 2200CC, the first in a new line of what the company calls offshore-capable center consoles with deep-V hulls. It was outfitted for fishing, but it was also designed for day trips with families, with features like stern and bow seating, port and starboard swim platforms, space for a head, and an optional bow table that could be converted into a casting platform or a sun pad.

Parker brought the second model in the line, the 2400CC, to the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. There, Parker’s Sales and Marketing Director Jeff Donahue gave me a tour of hull No. 1, which had just arrived from the factory in North Carolina.

Standard features include bow seating with cushions and insulated stowage, a lounge seat over a fishbox located forward of the console, LED lights under the gunwales and a head. A powder-coated aluminum leaning post is also standard, but the boat at the show had the optional fiberglass version, with a built-in livewell and storage for tackle and rods. The two-seat bench at the helm has flip-up bolsters and armrests. At the helm dash, there was a single 12-inch Garmin GPS/sounder, but Donahue said the console is large enough for two 16-inch screens. There’s space for an optional Fusion stereo, too.

At the stern, cockpit jump seats are to port and starboard of the motor well, with cup holders built into the well’s edge. Donahue demonstrated the ease with which the seats could be removed. There is no dedicated place for the seats once removed, but there is enough stowage on the boat to put them away.

At the transom, to either side of the optional 300-hp Yamaha outboard, are swim platforms just large enough to get aboard, whether at the dock or after a swim. The swim ladder is beneath the port platform. Standard power is a 250-hp Yamaha.

When asked about the amenities on the new center consoles, Donahue did not hesitate. “We’re known for not being fancy,” he said, “but we’re getting more fancy.”

One significant change in construction on the new center consoles is the lack of wood. Parkers traditionally used 2-inch solid wooden stringers encased in three separate layers of fiberglass, but the new boats have fiberglass stringers. The stringers are hollow, but they’re 4 inches thick and filled with foam for flotation. The same construction method will be used for all upcoming models. Two more center consoles will be introduced this year—one this summer and one this fall.

To experience the new hull, we took the 2400CC for a ride, leaving the Sea Isle Marina and heading for Miami’s Fishermans Channel. Because the wind was blowing hard out of the east, and the inlet to the ocean was roiling, boat show sea trials took place inside the port. There, the waters were plenty rough to give the boat a workout, especially with commercial traffic. With 2- to 3-foot waves and larger wakes mixed in, I was expecting to give my knees a beating. When we encountered a 4-foot wake and Donahue did not let up on the throttle, I told myself it was going to hurt. But the 5,600-pound hull sliced through the top of the wake, the bow did not rise excessively and my knees didn’t have to play shock absorber. The boat also stayed dry. We only took on some water when another boat passed too close from the opposite direction and sprayed us. After taking the helm from Donahue, I tried to get us wet, but to no avail.

On the run back to downtown Miami I pinned the throttles. But with an opposing tide, wave action and not enough water in front of us to properly trim the boat, 44 mph was the most I got. In more favorable conditions the boat should be able to hit, or get close to, its advertised 50 mph. But more importantly, despite the chop, the boat was comfortable. On its website, the builder claims the 2400CC delivers a “soft, dry ride.” It’s no lie.

Parker didn’t just bring new amenities to Miami. They brought a new ride. This new center console is not your grandfather’s Parker—or your father’s.

PARKER OFFSHORE NEW 24’ CENTER CONSOLE

Parker Offshore New 24’ Center Console Makes World Debut At Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16 – 20, 2022

BEAUFORT, NC (February 14, 2022) – Parker Offshore, a leading builder of center console fishing boats for over 50 years, is proud to announce the World Debut of the all-new 24CC at the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The 24CC is the second offering of the all-new line of Parker center consoles. The 24CC builds on the Parker tradition of excellence and moves forward to create the next generation of rugged offshore-capable center consoles by incorporating proven manufacturing processes with new features and refined styling that make it the perfect boat for the fisherman or family. Parker Offshore has built its reputation by staying true to its core values of providing customers with a boating experience rooted in strength, and seaworthiness.

The 24CC stands above the competition with several notable standard features not typically found on a boat of this size. Standard features include bow seating with cushions and insulated storage, forward console lounge seat with 240 quart insulated storage/fishbox underneath , LED under gunnel lights, port and starboard swim platforms with boarding ladder and a head.

Ready for any adventure on the water, the 24CC boasts notable optional features such as an adjustable bow table with cushion that converts into a sunpad or casting platform, fiberglass leaning post with 30-gallon insulated livewell with tackle storage and a 64-quart cooler on a slider assembly for easy access. Additionally, Parker Offshore offers a variety of electronic upgrades from Garmin and Fusion Stereo, as well as options from Power-Pole and Motor Guide to complete the experience.

“The Parker 24CC is an important addition to the next generation of Parker Offshore center console line-up, says Scott Bauer, President Parker Offshore. Bauer adds “I am proud to say that Parker team continues to deliver a versatile range of products that appeal to avid fishing enthusiasts or to families looking to spend a day at the sandbar with friends”.

For more information on the Parker 24CC, contact your local dealer at www.parkerboats.com or visit Miami International Boat Show, Sea Isle Marina, Pier 4 Slip 412 from February 16-20.

About Parker Offshore: Parker Offshore builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Parker Offshore Announces Launch Of New Website

Parker Offshore Announces Launch Of New Website

New boater-focused website reflects customer’s spirit

BEAUFORT, NC (February 10, 2022) – Parker Offshore, a leading builder of center console and fishing boats for over 50 years, is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The new website, www.parkerboats.com, captures Parker Offshore's promise of quality, strength, and seaworthiness. The website’s interface has been redesigned to improve both looks and functionality as users can easily access new features that help improve the user experience.

The “Models” tab features Parker Offshore’s lineup and allows the user to seamlessly access updated model overviews, pictures, specifications, features, options and pricing all with one click. In addition to this, browsers can download a brochures for each boat model. The website redesign also includes an updated “Find a Dealer” page that assists in the ease of finding and contacting a local Parker Offshore dealer.

To get more of the experience connect with Parker on social media through the social icon links located at the bottom of the home page.

Scott Bauer, President Parker Offshore stated, “The new website coincides with the launch of exciting new Center Console models in 2022. As with the launch of these new models, the website will reflect the exciting new chapter for Parker Offshore. It will also make it easier for customers to explore our models and find the Parker boat of their dreams.”

About Parker Offshore: Parker Offshore builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Parker Offshore To Come Standard With Sea Tow Membership

Parker Offshore To Come Standard With Sea Tow Membership

BEAUFORT, NC (January 13, 2022) – Parker Offshore and Sea Tow Services International have announced that all new 2022 model year boats will come standard with a Sea Tow Gold Card Membership and an extra Peace of Mind on the Water™.

“We’re proud to partner with Parker Offshore – their boats are built to the highest standards, and their commitment to their customers and their boating experiences is what this is all about,” said Kristen Frohnhoefer, President of Sea Tow Services International.

The annual membership will provide new Parker owners with access to the premier on-water assistance fleet that provides 24/7 nationwide coverage, towing, fuel delivery, dock-to-dock tows, jump starts and more.

“Parker Offshore and Sea Tow share similar values that always point to the boater,” said Scott Bauer, President of Parker Offshore. “We want our customers to have a great boating experience and are excited to include a Sea Tow membership. It will allow us to provide a concierge level of service to all who join the Parker family in 2022.”

About Parker Offshore:
Parker Offshore builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, N.C. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience, visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft:
Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com

About Sea Tow Services International, Inc.:
Sea Tow Services International Inc., better known as Sea Tow®, has been the innovative and premier leader of on-water assistance since 1983. Servicing the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, members are provided with a 24/7 direct connection with Coast Guard-licensed captains. The pioneering concept, founded by Captain Joseph Frohnhoefer, was established in Southold, NY when the United States Coast Guard ceased response to non-emergency assistance calls. In addition to on-water assistance, the franchise network handles salvage and recovery missions, and responds to natural disasters, environmental hazards and oil spill cleanups.

Parker Offshore introduced the all-new 22CC

Parker Offshore Introduced The All-New 22CC

First seen at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

BEAUFORT, NC (October 27, 2021) – Parker Offshore introduced the all-new 22CC. This is the first boat of an all-new line of Parker center consoles that will be fully released soon. The 22CC encompasses all the qualities Parker is known for quality, strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. These attributes, along with its added features and refined styling, make it the perfect boat for the fisherman or family.

The 22CC has a number of standard features like stern seating and bow seating. It also comes with insulated boxes that can be used for drinks or fish. The large center console boasts ample room for storage and even space for an optional head. To upgrade your on-water experience, boaters can add features such as a trolling motor and Power-Pole to a bow table that converts a dining experience into a sun pad. This 22CC embodies the fishing ability many covet and hosts a layout for family and entertaining.

Scott Bauer, President of Parker Offshore stated, “The Parker 22CC is just the beginning of our new center console line-up. Our team is excited to present this boat that caters to both fishing and family boaters. No matter how you like to be on the water, enjoying watersports or spending time at the sandbar, the 22CC will exceed your expectations.”

For more information on the Parker 22CC, contact your local dealer and www.parkerboats.com or visit the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Convention Center at booth #2070 from October 27th to October 31st.

Journey For A Cause, Inclusion In Boating One Week Away

Journey For A Cause, Inclusion In Boating One Week Away

Eddie Gill and his childhood fishing friends share their planned stops

BEAUFORT, NC (May 26, 2021) – On June 1st, Journey For A Cause will start its 10-day boating trip to bring light to boating inclusion. Eddie Gill IV, a student-athlete at Grace College will share its message to local communities from the Ohio River in Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico in a Parker 2520 XLD boat.

“Journey for a Cause” was inspired by Gill’s dream to promote diversity within the boating and fishing communities after he realized many are not involved. Eddie wants to help the industry expand so many can enjoy being on the water.

“My grandpa taught me to fish when I was a little kid, but when people found out how much I loved being on the water, people made comments,’” Gill said, who comes from multiple ethnicities. “Those comments were typically shared by those who have never been fishing. I realized we need to focus on promoting diversity to those who don’t realize they are dissuading others from participating, and to communities where fishing may not be part of their family’s tradition.”

The crew will teach people throughout their journey the physical and mental health benefits of fishing, the basics of fishing and how to get involved with a life on the water.

Scott Bauer President of Parker Boats stated, “Parker Boats is proud to support such an important cause of inclusion. Author J. Nichols of Blue Mind writes about the health benefits of being in, near, under, on, and around the water and we believe that everyone should know and experience them. Eddie and his friends are going on a journey to share these benefits and encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to all.”

Below are stops Journey For A Cause will be making.

6/1/2021 Golconda Marina Golcanda, IL
(Sendoff at 9:00 am with Local Kids Event and News)

6/2/2021 Kenlake Marine Hardin, KY

6/3/2021 Clifton Marina Clifton, TN
(Fishing with kids event at 4:00 pm)

6/4/2021 Pickwick Landing Counce, TN
(Fishing event with afternoon start)

6/5/2021 Midway Marina Fulton, MS

6/6/21 Columbus Marina Columbus, MS

6/7/2021 Kingfisher Bay Marina Demopolis, AL

6/8/2021 Bobby’s Fish Camp Silas, AL

6/9/2021 Fairhope Dock’s Marina Fairhope, AL

(Local press event at 1:00 pm)

6/10/2021 Juana’s Pagodas Navarre Beach, FL
(Conclusion of event finale and press at 1:00 pm)

To keep in touch with Eddie Gill and his “Journey for a Cause” follow @journey4acause, www.parkerboats.com/journeyforacause and www.journey4acause.com.

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida- based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

About Journey For A Cause: Journey for a Cause is an initiative to raise awareness in diverse communities of the opportunities and benefits experienced with fishing and boating. Inspired by Eddie Gill IV’s dream to promote diversity and inclusion within the boating, fishing and outdoor adventure community, the ten-day journey begins in Evansville, Ind. on June 1 and includes visits at nine marinas and waterside attractions, ending with a final stop at Navarre Beach, Fla. on June 10. During the voyage, Eddie and two longtime friends will promote the mental health and physical health benefits of fishing and boating, drive awareness of the accessibility and affordability of fishing and boating, and demonstrate that the fishing and boating community is welcoming to all, including those from minority and underserved communities.

Carteret Community College And Nc Works To Host Hiring Events For Parker Offshore

Carteret Community College And Nc Works To Host Hiring Events For Parker Offshore

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (March 26, 2021) – Carteret Community College (CCC), in partnership with N.C. Works, will hold a series of two hiring events for Parker Offshore next week.

Those interested are invited to register for the event Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. Registration will take place on the community college campus in Morehead City in the parking lot between the McGee Building and the Commerce Development Center.

Those who register at the hiring event will continue the following week, Monday through Thursday, April 5-8, with a series of orientation sessions provided by CCC. Anyone who successfully completes all sessions is guaranteed an interview with Parker.

Parker Offshore has immediate job openings for 40 full-time employees, including laminators, assemblers, patch and polish finishers as well as maintenance personnel. Parker Offshore offers competitive salaries and benefits with medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K, and paid sick and vacation time.

Staff Report. Carteret News-Times, 26, Mar. 2021, www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_35231e6c-8d7f-11eb-9229-eb92ba20315b.html.

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com

Parker Boats Ups Its Advocacy

Parker Boats Ups Its Advocacy

BEAUFORT, NC (March 12, 2021) – Today, Parker Boats team members volunteered to stuff weekend bags for children with BackPack Friends in Swansboro, a neighboring town to Beaufort. The Parker team also collectively sponsored a child through the organization.

BackPack Friends provides nutritional, mental and over all well-being needs to children that receive reduced-priced meals at school. Now in its tenth year, BackPack Friends delivers over 500 backpacks of food to children over the weekend and holiday breaks in 14 schools throughout Carteret, Onslow, Craven and Jones counties each week. This nonprofit organization relies on volunteers to pack its 100% donated food supplies.

Scott Bauer Parker Boats President stated, “We have a great team that has a passion for making our community better. It was a great day working together to help kids in our local schools get the support they deserve.”

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com

Parker Boats Sponsors 10 Day Boating Journey For Inclusion

Parker Boats Sponsors 10 Day Boating Journey For Inclusion

Eddie Gill will lead "Journey for a Cause" this summer

BEAUFORT, NC (January 18, 2021) – Today, Parker Boats announced it will be sponsoring “Journey for a Cause”, where Grace College student Eddie Gill II will highlight inclusion and fishing through a 10-day boating trip.

Gill will make the journey from the Ohio River in Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico in a Parker 2520 XLD boat. “Journey for a Cause” was inspired by Gill’s dream to promote diversity within the boating and fishing communities after he realized many are not involved. Eddie wants to help the industry expand with those who enjoy being on the water.

Eddie Gill stated, "I am thrilled to partner with Parker Boats on Journey for a Cause. I am incredibly grateful for their sponsorship and have the greatest respect and admiration for their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the boating industry and outdoor sports. It will be an honor to take this journey on a Parker Boat and I’m looking forward to a great adventure!”

Scott Bauer President of Parker Boats stated, “We are inspired by Eddie’s passion and desire to encourage others to experience fishing and boating. Parker Boats is proud to be his ride of choice for this honorable cause as he embarks on a Journey for a Cause.”

Bauer added, “Parker Boats is experiencing significant growth and we are happy to use our platform to support worthy causes both in our industry and local community. We are working hard at Making Life Better.”

The 2520 XLD sport cabin allows protection from the sun, rain, heat and cold. The standard opening windows, lockable cabin door, upholstered seating combined with nimble handling sets the cabin models apart. The superior fabrication blended with optional features such as Garmin electronics, second station, and rocket launchers for strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness.

To keep in touch with Eddie Gill and his “Journey for a Cause” follow @journey4acause and www.journey4acause.com.

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com

Parker Offshore Donates Food To Local Community

BEAUFORT, NC (December 23, 2020) – Parker Offshore employees gave back to their local community during this holiday season with a food drive benefiting Martha’s Mission Cupboard. Parker team members collected non-perishable food items for Martha’s Mission Cupboard located in Morehead City, N.C. This nonprofit is a food pantry run by volunteers whose goal is to provide nutritious food to those in need in Carteret County. The cupboard serves between 300 to 350 families a month.

President of Parker Offshore, Scott Bauer, said he is proud of the Parker team’s efforts. “Our team has a great desire to help and give back to this community. Right now, it is more important than ever to help out our neighbors. I am honored to be part of the passionate team at Parker Offshore who go out of their way to help our community.”

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

​About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Parker Boats Adds New Gel Coat Booth To The Factory

BEAUFORT, NC (November 20, 2020) – Parker Boats adds capacity to its factory by opening its second gel coat booth and will benefit from minimizing defects and decreased production time.

This booth has capacity to spray boats up to 40 feet with better lighting and faster color changes with the six-color system that includes white, ice blue, horizon blue, gunmetal grey, abaco green and sandy tan. It also has been located to improve the linear flow of production.

Parker Boats also underwent improvements and has additional enhancement plans for the facility. Parker installed an Onsrud CNC router to produce dimensionally accurate core kits along with custom parts. The facility also added a new RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) manifold system with 25 resin transfer stations providing the capability to produce more than 100 RTM components daily. This winter, Parker Boats will incorporate a monorail crane system for stringer installation that will lift, transport and locate stringers across the lamination department.

Scott Bauer, President of Parker Boats stated, “It is exciting to see the improvements at our Parker Boats facility. We have plans to continue to invest in our factory, product, employees and future.”

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Correct Craft Appoints Scott Bauer President Of Parker Boats

Correct Craft Appoints Scott Bauer President Of Parker Boats

BEAUFORT, NC (November 5, 2020) – Earlier today, Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin announced Scott Bauer as the new President of Parker Boats.

Bauer has had a 26-year career in the marine industry that began with Outboard Marine Corporation, working in both their aluminum boat group and engine group. He then transitioned to Tracker Marine Group where he held various positions in sales and customer service for 17 years and was the Vice President of Sales and Service for the last 5 years of his tenure at the company. For the last four and a half years Bauer has played an instrumental role at Parker’s sister company, Nautique Boats, as the Vice President of Sales and Service. During Bauer’s tenure at Nautique the company experienced significant growth. While at Nautique, he also participated in three international mission trips and served on the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association) Waterways Committee.

Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft stated, “My relationship with Scott has grown over the past four and a half years. Scott is highly respected among competitors, dealers, vendors, employees, and customers and we couldn’t be more excited about his new role at Parker.”

Yeargin added, “In the eighteen months that Parker Boats has been part of the Correct Craft family we have accomplished a lot. We have invested significantly in several areas including a new facility expansion, several new team leaders, new product, and new lean six sigma and strategic planning processes. I am extremely excited about the future of Parker Boats and am certain Scott and the Parker team will do great things in the years ahead.”

Finally, Yeargin stated, “I am extremely appreciative of Linwood and Trudy Parker. They built an amazing company and laid the foundation upon which we have been building. We will forever be grateful to them and know any future success we have at Parker Boats will be built on their shoulders.”

“I am very humbled to have the opportunity to serve with the Parker Boats team,” stated Scott Bauer, President of Parker Boats. “We have a passionate team that will build on the great foundation that Linwood and Trudy Parker established for over 56 years. We have an exciting future ahead and I look forward to meeting and working with our Parker dealers and partners.”

Correct Craft acquired Parker Boats in April of 2019 which is considered a premium offshore and inshore fishing boat brand. Parker manufactures center consoles, sport cabins, walk-arounds, and dual console boats.

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Correct Craft To Display Boats At White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 14, 2020) – Correct Craft is honored to represent our industry, North Carolina and Florida, at the White House’s fourth annual Made in America event on Monday, October 5th.

President Trump invited 50 companies, large and small, to showcase their products in this year’s celebration. Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company will represent their respective states. The Correct Craft companies, along with other U.S. companies will join the President, Vice President, and members of the Administration to highlight American-made products.

Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft stated, “Our team is thrilled to represent not only our industry but also Florida and North Carolina in the White House Made in America event. We build uniquely American made products that are sold throughout the U.S. and into dozens of countries around the world. Our American made quality is second to none and people around the globe aspire to own our products.”

Yeargin added, “I look forward to sharing the story of our company and boats with the President, Vice President, and other officials; I am certain they will be impressed. Our Nautique and Parker teams could not be more excited to show off our product at the White House!”

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Parker Boats Breaks Ground On 10,000 Square Foot Building

Parker Boats Breaks Ground On 10,000 Square Foot Building

BEAUFORT, NC – (January 8, 2020) – Parker Boats and Correct Craft held a groundbreaking ceremony today, announcing future plans for the Beaufort, North Carolina-based boat manufacturer to expand its facility and improve its operations. The new, 10,000 sq. ft. facility will include an area for the gelcoat and mold maintenance processes and will generate 25-30 new jobs in the Eastern NC area.

The new facility will be built adjacent to Parker’s existing 225,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant and will help speed along the gel coat and mold maintenance processes. The gel coat is the first layer applied in the boat building process. Mold maintenance is a rigorous inspection of the boat mold, ensuring zero defects while waxing the surface of the boat mold. The expansion will improve production processes and flow and will offer Parker customers new boat model options as well as enhancements to existing models.

Linwood Parker, Founder & CEO of Parker Boats, stated, “During the groundbreaking ceremony today, we took a moment to honor our heritage as Parker Boats and the decades our family and team has dedicated to building vessels that embody strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness – but today was mostly about celebrating our future.” Parker continued, “In April, we announced Parker’s strategic partnership with Correct Craft, another marine company known for their legacy and commitment to quality. Our association with Correct Craft provides opportunities to improve our manufacturing processes and offer Parker customers new boat options and models, while still offering them what Parker is known for – boats built with integrity and pride. This new facility is the first step in these process improvements. We look forward to seeing what it brings to our customers, suppliers, and dealers in the future.”

Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “Parker Boats has exciting momentum! This new factory expansion will help Parker Boats meet its customer demand and provide new job opportunities to the eastern Carolina community. Having Parker Boats in our Correct Craft family has been great for both parties; we love The Parker team who share our values of Making Life Better. ”

This new facility will also bring 25-30 jobs to the Eastern North Carolina-area. Those interested in applying for jobs in the new gel coat and mold maintenance facility, or other roles at Parker Offshore, are encouraged to visit www.parkerboats.com/careers.

To learn more about the Parker boat building process by watching a behind the scenes video, click here (hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kicGrsd7El0&t=2s).

Correct Craft acquired Parker Boats in April of 2019 which is considered a premium offshore and inshore fishing boat brand. Parker manufactures center consoles, sport cabins, walk-arounds, and dual console boats.

About Parker Boats: Parker Boats builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats in Beaufort, NC. As a subsidiary of Correct Craft, Parker delivers a lifetime of enjoyment and rugged fish-ability focusing on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. To learn more about the Parker experience visit www.parkerboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

Correct Craft Acquires Parker Boats

Correct Craft Acquires Parker Boats

ORLANDO, FL (April 18, 2019) – Correct Craft announced today that Parker Boats has joined the Correct Craft family. Based in Beaufort, NC, Parker is a 55-year-old company that builds premium offshore and inshore fishing boats.

This marriage of the freshwater and saltwater boat worlds will prove mutually beneficial to both companies. While the acquisition allows Correct Craft to enter into a new segment of the marine industry with a new product line, it enables Parker to expand its production capacity and leverage Correct Craft’s renowned operational experience. This will bring new products and engineering technologies to the Parker plant. Correct Craft has no plans to move the company or change Parker’s management.

Parker manufactures center consoles, sport cabins, walk-arounds, and dual console boats. For over half a century, the Parker difference has focused on strength, simplicity, and seaworthiness. Parker Boats is considered by many as the premier offshore and inshore fishing boat with unparalleled quality and customer service.

Parker Boats President Linwood Parker stated, “I am extremely pleased to announce that Parker Marine Enterprise is joining the Correct Craft family. Correct Craft, founded in 1925, has built a legacy of quality, performance and innovation that is dedicated to Making Life Better for all involved. Parker has built a grand reputation for strength, simplicity and seaworthiness.” Parker added, “I am looking forward to growing and expanding Parker’s production capacity and leveraging Correct Craft’s operational excellence initiatives which will allow Parker to meet our current dealers’ needs and aggressively bring new product to market.”

Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “We could not be more thrilled to have Parker Boats as part of the Correct Craft family. Linwood Parker and his family have built an impressive business and brand with an outstanding team and we are excited about them joining Correct Craft.” Yeargin added, “Parker Boats will enter Correct Craft into a new segment of the marine industry with a compelling product line and brand. More importantly, Correct Craft and Parker’s values are aligned which will help us continue to execute our mission of Making Life Better!”