Chaparral and Robalo Receive 50th Anniversary Awards from Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta


Chaparral and Robalo Boats recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary Dealer Conference at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Over 500 people were in attendance in recognition of the milestone.
 
John Pfeifer, President of Mercury Marine made a presentation to Chaparral and Robalo President, Jim Lane, and Founder, Buck Pegg, at the company's dealer conference business meeting.
 
Mercury and Chaparral worked together to completely restore the company's original 15-foot Tri Hull that was on display at the meeting. Pfeifer presented Lane and Pegg with a commemorative plaque, in recognition of their contribution to boating and the marine industry.
 
Ron Huibers, President of Volvo Penta Marine also made a special presentation to Chaparral and Robalo President Jim Lane and Founder Buck Pegg, presenting them with a crystal award. Volvo Penta also established a scholarship fund in Chaparral's name at Valdosta State University. Chaparral and Robalo have long-standing tradition of awarding annual academic scholarships to the sons and daughters of its employees.