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kycat2007
07-14-2006, 01:11 PM
I was reading some news this week and saw this and thought I would share. It has to deal with Brunswick stock prices they build many boats including Sea Ray, Larson, Boston Whaler. The economy is putting its brakes on when it comes to these boats.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0607130268jul13,1,1504729.story?track=rss

G-man
07-14-2006, 02:40 PM
Larson Boats is owned by Gen-Mar not Brunswick

rick s.
07-14-2006, 02:45 PM
they also own Cabo Yachts in Southern California. Cabo builds well-thought-of sportfishing boats from 35 to about 60 feet in length.

Would HATE to see a brunswick acquisition in Tennessee...

kycat2007
07-14-2006, 07:13 PM
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/11/01/8362808/index.htm

In this article it says they purchased Larsons in 1960.

In 1960 it acquired Larson Boats and Owens Yacht; a year later it bought Kiekhaefer, the predecessor to Brunswick's Mercury Marine engine brand; and in 1986 it added what were then the world's two largest boat companies, Bayliner and Sea Ray.


They must have sold it.

BrianM
07-14-2006, 11:02 PM
Would HATE to see a brunswick acquisition in Tennessee...

There was already a Coleman aquisition in the late '80s. Fortunately that has been remidied.

bigmac
07-14-2006, 11:19 PM
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2005/11/01/8362808/index.htm

In this article it says they purchased Larsons in 1960.

In 1960 it acquired Larson Boats and Owens Yacht; a year later it bought Kiekhaefer, the predecessor to Brunswick's Mercury Marine engine brand; and in 1986 it added what were then the world's two largest boat companies, Bayliner and Sea Ray.


They must have sold it.

Jeez, that is a long and impressive list of boats in their boat group. I had no idea...

But I agree, Larson (manufactured in Little Falls, MN about 20 miles south of here) is part of GenMar.

Leroy
07-14-2006, 11:29 PM
Who owns BU or are they still privately held?

BrianM
07-15-2006, 02:30 PM
Who owns BU or are they still privately held?
They are employee owned.