Byron Bolton

Byron Bolton

Vernon boat company expands into U.S.

WestWinn Group announced Tuesday that it has purchased Washington State’s Renaissance Marine Group

A Vernon boat manufacturer is making waves.

WestWinn Group announced Tuesday that it has purchased Washington State’s Renaissance Marine Group.

“This is a move that provides employees, dealers and boat buyers more opportunities in the future,” said new owner, Byron Bolton, WestWinn Group owner.

“Both WestWinn and Renaissance Marine Group have led the industry in recovering from the marine recession of the past five years. We’re stronger now than ever before. Strong enough, in fact, to compete in local, national and international markets previously considered untouchable.”

WestWinn is the manufacturer of KingFisher, KingFisher Multi-species, Harbercraft and Jetcraft boats while Renaissance is the maker of the Duckworth, Weldcraft and Northwest brands.

WestWinn and Renaissance will operate independently and continue with existing management teams, physical plants, workforce and independent dealer networks.

“The combination of talented personnel, manufacturing technology, and broad dealer networks will enable both companies to realize their growth by competing even more effectively against larger segments and geographical markets of the marine industry,” said Bolton.

Bolton says there will be improved purchasing power, coupled with production efficiencies and research and development efforts.