April 21, 2015

Industry Spotlight on Boating in Florida

Chris-Craft finds its footing after two bankruptcy filings

Dale DuPont | 1/31/2014

With new owners, the company has more than 200 employees, produces about 450 boats a year and is profitable, with annual revenue of about $50 million -- about 70% of prerecession levels. The new owners -- Stephen Julius and Stephen Heese -- share how they brought the brand back.

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