While there are many multihulls being manufacturer overseas and some US companies who are having their vessels manufactured in foreign countries to save cost on materials and labor, here are some that have proudly brought jobs back to the United States...
North Carolina Clear Choice for New Shipyard Location
Gunboat CEO hails NC as company brings jobs back to U.S.
from the North Carolina Office of the Governor
Govener Bev Perdue announced that Gunboat, maker of high-end sailboats, will locate a new shipyard in Dare County. The company plans to create 71 jobs and invest more than $1.8 million over the next three years in Wanchese. The project was made possible in part by a $213,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
“My top priority is creating jobs,” Gov. Perdue said. “Our state’s top-notch workforce and job training programs create a strong business climate where manufacturers can thrive in a global market. We welcome Gunboat and wish them smooth sailing here in North Carolina.”
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