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Brian Petty Buys Winchester Boat Works


ELBURN, IL. – 2013 – Petty moves into the Boat Building Industry…

Brian Petty acquires boat building business that manufactures hand made cedar strip wooden row boats. “Boats are not that different from other manufacturing facilities”. “All companies have needs and it’s a matter of finding those needs and meeting them”. Petty goes on, “These boats are great and I look forward to sharing this product with many people so they can enjoy them too”.

The Boat business was acquired by Petty in 2013. The facility has been moved and retooled. Employees have been added. A national marketing campaign was developed and there has been much activity for the revamped company. Petty bought his first cedar strip wooden row boat in 2008 and he liked it so much he bought the company. The history and integrity of the production of the vessels has been maintained and through intentional training and awareness of shipbuilding practices the art and craft of handmade wooden boats will be maintained for another generation.