The business of life: Earl Benz will again build boats

The legend of the American powerboat designer and shipbuilder Earl Benz (Earl Bentz) will again begin to build the boat. For this, he created the company Caymas Boats.

The new company bentra of February of the following year will be used to build carbon fiber boats to catch fish in fresh and sea water. According to some, the size of the investment will amount to $ 30 million.

First Caymas Boats will be the 27-foot (eight-metre) boat bay – a hybrid of a small fishing and traveling boats and 21-foot (nearly 6.5-meter) boat bass – “perches” boat.

Later the company hopes to expand the model lineup.

It is expected that the headquarters of the Caymas Boats as production site, located in Ashland city (Tennessee, USA). This location is chosen for a reason: this is where Triton Boats – the former company of Bentzi, so it will be enough to renovate the existing two buildings. However, the plans had been and the development of the plot of 13 acres across the street from the existing facility.

Caymas Boats will create 280 jobs during the next five years, and many positions will be occupied by former employees of “Triton”.

“All of us in Cayman Boats excited about the return boat building fiberglass home in Ashland city. I am particularly proud that many of those who have previously created Stratos, Javelin and Triton, have already signed contracts with Caymas Boats. Those loyal to the company and highly qualified staff have many years experience in shipbuilding,” said the Earl Benz.

Benz began to work at the dealership my uncle at the age of 14, when he was 16, engaged in water-motor sports. He was part of the famous factory team Mercury Racing in the 1970s, the years where I drove no less than two legendary man, known for in the construction of high performance boats: fountain Reggie (Reggie Fountain) and bill Siebold, Jr., (Bill Seebold Jr).

In 1975 Benz undertook the design of boats for the company’s Hydra-Sport Boat. It was not until 1983, when he left her for the Foundation of the Stratos Boats. In 1987 he sold his brainchild Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) and served as President until 1996. In the same year, with several key managers from OMC, opened Triton Boats, which became the leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats in America.

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