Vernon boat manufacturer expands operations

Hiring event Friday at KingFisher Boats

KingFisher Boats has completed an expansion at the Center of Excellence; including an addition to manufacturing facilities and workforce growth.

The expansion allows the company to reinforce its commitment to its dealers and boating community in response to continued demand for its welded sportfishing boats.

“The ultimate goal of this expansion project is to help KingFisher meet the growing needs of those who seek adventure, love exploring and fishing. Enriching lives by spending time on the water is what we’re all about,” said Mark Delaney, director of sales and marketing.

See: KingFisher named one of Canada’s best-managed companies

“New for 2019 is an addition to our offshore fleet, the 31 foot GFX Offshore. The move to bigger boats is popular as they allow us to add the family features while retaining the core fishing features that are critically important to our buyers,” adds Delaney.

Economic indicators are working in the boating industry’s favour – a stable housing market, strong consumer confidence, growing disposable income and consumer spending, and low interest rates all contribute to a healthy recreational boating market.

See: KingFisher boat supports Okanagan water safety

KingFisher Boats is recruiting 15 motivated and experienced people to join team KingFisher as assembly technicians. Visit KingFisher’s Center of Excellence (8160 Highland Rd.) Friday, Dec. 14 for on-site interviews from 2-4 p.m.

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KingFisher Boats is a leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of heavy-gauge aluminium recreational adventure and sportfishing boats. The Vernon company builds and distributes 34 models for lake, river and ocean markets through an authorized dealer network from California to Alaska to Newfoundland. The KingFisher Center of Excellence facility with its team of 150 employees, build each KingFisher one at a time, by hand.


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