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Chris-Craft Boats Sold to Winnebago

By: On: Thursday June 7 2018

Chris-Craft sold to Winnebago

Iconic fiberglass powerboat brand Chris-Craft has been sold to RV manufacturer Winnebago Industries, Inc.

With a brand heritage that dates back to 1874, Chris-Craft is described as an industry leader in recreational boating craftsmanship and quality. “Chris-Craft is an iconic, premium brand that shares many similarities with our own heritage Winnebago brand, including a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services,” said Winnebago Industries president and CEO, Michael Happe. “The company’s strong brand, high-quality product line and premium position in the marine market make Chris-Craft an attractive addition to our portfolio. Chris-Craft marks Winnebago’s first entry into the marine market, which we believe has significant runway for growth, with a large and increasing population of current and new boaters who enjoy extraordinary experiences on the water.”

“I am delighted that Chris-Craft has found an ideal partner in Winnebago Industries,” added Chris-Craft Chairman and Stellican Ltd. Founding Partner, Stephen Julius. “Winnebago is a natural fit for Chris-Craft’s premium brand, with a similarly iconic brand, complementary cultures, and a shared dedication to design, craftsmanship, quality, and customer service.”

Chris-Craft President, Stephen Heese added “We look forward to further developing our storied brand while leveraging Winnebago’s capital and resources to accelerate our growth and continue delivering an exceptional product experience for our dealers and customers.”

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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