Governor Rick Scott visited Boston Whaler to highlight the company’s recent job creation. In 2015, the company completed an 18-month expansion project that led to the creation of more than 120 new jobs. Since the completion of that expansion, Boston Whaler has created more than 160 additional jobs and now employs nearly 750 Floridians. Boston Whaler has been manufacturing boats in Florida since 1988.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize Boston Whaler’s ongoing success in Florida following the completion of their expansion project two years ago. Their expansion would not have been possible without Enterprise Florida, and now nearly 750 Floridians have great jobs. Boston Whaler is a great example of why Enterprise Florida works: the economic incentives EFI offered helped Boston Whaler invest in our state, and our focus on making Florida business-friendly has led to years of further growth at Boston Whaler. I look forward to seeing their continued success in our state.”
Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler said, “We appreciate Governor Scott for visiting our facility today and for recognizing our hard-working team members. Boston Whaler is proud of the opportunities we have been able to create for Florida families with the support of Enterprise Florida and our local economic development partners. The relationship we have maintained with EFI and their local partners over the years has made a great difference for our company, and we look forward to continuing working together. Boston Whaler is committed to creating the safest, easiest to own, and most exciting boats on the water, and Florida is truly the best place for our team to meet that goal.”