The new building, known as Building 5, increases our Chris-Craft production capacity by 50 percent and spans over 70,000 square feet, allowing for the full build of boats from start to finish.
Using the latest manufacturing equipment and technology, Chris-Craft will build six models from 24 feet to 28 feet in the facility. The expansion also allows us to expand model offering as we look to continue to meet future customer preferences.
“I’m thrilled to see boats rolling off the new line,” said Chris-Craft President, Steve Heese. “The new building marks an important milestone in the growth of our company and the enhanced production capacity this new building provides will help our dealer network meet demand for our products and ultimately, ensure our customers enjoy incredible experiences on the water.”
Site preparation for the new building began in November of 2021 followed by an official groundbreaking in February 2022. We anticipate the building adding over 200 jobs to the Sarasota community.
You can read the full press release here: https://winnebago.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/chris-craft-adds-production-capacity-opening-state-art