PARKER BOATS ADDS NEW GEL COAT BOOTH TO THE FACTORY
New booth allows for faster production time and Parker plans for future enhancements
BEAUFORT, NC (November 20, 2020) – Parker Boats adds capacity to its factory by opening its second gel coat booth and will benefit in 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, gun metal 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 a 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
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
I find it hard to see anything “bad” about improving the process and automating quality. With only 30 dealers it will be a while before we are in Chapparal or Robalo territory (if folks are worried about this becoming a mass produced brand).