Larson Boat Group, Little Falls, Minnesota, has entered into an agreement to manufacture Gekko Sport's four models of towboats from its Little Falls, Minnesota manufacturing facility. Formerly, Gekko boats were built in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Larson's state-of-the-art production facilities are impressive and their market-leading production team is the right fit to build Gekkos,' says Mark Overbye, Founder and President of Gekko. "Gekko's headquarters are just 100 miles away so working closely with Larson Boat Group is a benefit to our mutual desire to produce world class boats.'
Rob Parmentier, Larson Boat Group President and CEO shared similar sentiments. “We are excited and honoured that Gekko felt the facilities and our skilled boat builders at Larson Boat Group in Little Falls are able to build their boats for them to the standards we collectively expect – of the highest quality,” he explained.
Gekko's lineup includes two GTR models geared towards waterskiing and two Revo models designed for wakeboarding.
Production of Gekko's lineup is expected to begin in the third or fourth quarter of 2014, according to Rick Eberhart, Gekko's Vice President of Sales. "We've already shipped molds there and we have more on the way,' says Eberhart. "We also need to have parts shipped over, some of which are six weeks out from delivery.'
Gekko will show dealers new 2015 boats at their upcoming dealer meeting.
Larson Boat Group designs, builds and markets 58 models of boats within three brands: Larson, Triumph and Striper. The 100-year-old company sells its boats through dealers located throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide.
Gekko opened for business in 1994 and builds towboats from 20 to 23 feet in length.