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Vernon boat business shores up Canadian honour, again

Bryton Marine Group was given Gold Standard for Canada’s best managed companies
The family owned Bryton Marine Group (which incorporates KingFisher Boats) was just awarded Gold Standard for Canada’s best managed companies. (Contributed)

A Vernon business was honoured with a national award, for the second-straight year.

KingFisher Boats’ parent company, family owned Bryton Marine Group was awarded Gold Standard for Canada’s best managed companies.

This award celebrates Bryton among the top Canadian owned and managed companies, demonstrating industry-leading performance, global business practices and sustainable growth.

Established in 1992, Bryton Marine Group is North America’s largest privately owned welded aluminum boat builder, consistting of five business units and six brands. Those brands are: All American Marine, BRIX Marine, Duckworth, EagleCraft, KingFisher and Weldcraft.

“We are truly honoured to be awarded one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for another year,” said Byron Bolton, CEO of Bryton. “This is a testament to our companies’ hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We remain intentional and strategic in our planning, true to our values, and committed to being the best place to work in every community we operate in. I’m proud of our team of 500 plus people striving to grow our enterprise for the future.”

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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