A boat builder is consolidating three brands of fishing and speed boats at a North Carolina plant as the recession-ravaged industry slims down production.
North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office said Monday the owner of Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats will move production of those brands to the North Carolina plant that has produced Fountain Powerboats.
Boca Raton, Fla.-based Liberty Associates LC owns all three brands after acquiring the assets of Fountain Powerboats during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization earlier this year.
Perdue’s office says the move will mean about 410 jobs over five years at the Fountain plant on the Pamlico River in Washington. The company will get more than $300,000 from state and local taxpayers.