Contender Boats, Saint Lucie County, FL,—Joe Neber, President and Founder of Contender Boats, announced the acquisition of a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Saint Lucie County, FL. Contender Boats plans to complement their current Homestead, FL manufacturing facility by moving the production of the 22-32 foot product line to Saint Lucie County.
This will allow Contender to continue building the larger custom boats at the Homestead facility while bringing the legendary build quality and manufacturing processes to the new factory. This move will also allow Contender to expand on the current offerings and introduce new models into the line. Work is already underway at the Midway Rd and Florida Turnpike location to modify the former agriculture facility for marine production.
The work is expected to complete this summer bringing an estimated 200 jobs to the area. “We are excited for this new chapter and look forward to becoming a part of the growing and expanding economy of the Treasure Coast” said Neber.