US Boat Builder Says Commercial Business is Healthy


Washington, North Carolina-based Baja Marine reports its commercial sales have been steady so far for 2015.

The company is the maker of the Baja, Donzi, Fountain and Pro-Line boat brands. Baja Marine's commercial division, AMH Government Services, manufactures vessels for government and boat club customers, and says its recent government orders have included the Pro-Line 2300 CC, 2600 CC and Donzi 290 CC models.
 
"Our Pro-Line and Donzi Center Consoles are in demand with marine agencies that need boats combining durability, performance and usable deck space. Our boats are the real workhorses of their fleets,' said Johnny Walker, President and CEO of Baja Marine, Inc. "AMH's commercial business is doing very well this year as a nice supplement to our consumer boat-building operations.'
 
AMH Government Services has delivered two Pro-Line 2600 CCs and three Donzi 290 CCs to the Lake of the Ozarks State Highway Patrol since the beginning of 2015. "This brings them up to 15 of our boats so far,' Walker said.
 
Hennepin County, Minnesota, which includes Minneapolis and the Lake Minnetonka area, took delivery of two Pro-Line 2600 CCs in May, he reported.
 
Commercial orders currently in build at the Baja Marine, Inc. factory in Washington, include three Pro-Line 2300 CCs for the Tennessee Valley Lake Authority Police Department, and a Pro-Line 2400 Bay Boat for the Osceola County, Florida, Sheriff's Department.
 
"In addition to our government orders, we also are proud of our ongoing relationship building Pro-Lines for the Freedom Boat Club,' Walker said.
           
Baja Marine builds performance and fishing boats from 16 to 48 feet. All four brands are designed, built and marketed at the company's 250,000-square foot facility, situated on more than 60 acres on the Pamlico River in Washington, North Carolina.