Bass Cat boats and sister company Yar-craft announced today a significant expansion plan that will increase their production capacity of boats by over 50 percent at the Mountain Home, Ark. facility. Construction will begin in May and is expected to conclude in October.
During the past three years, improved marketing, sales and new product have driven demand for the Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats in excess of market growth. The new facility will allow Bass Cat and Yar-Craft to reduce significant backlog.
The project consists of adding approximately 18,000 square feet of work space to existing facilities and the construction of one new building. It's expected to create about 60 new jobs.
Earlier this week, Correct Craft (parent company of both brands) CEO Bill Yeargin joined Bass Cat and Yar-Craft president Rick Pierce for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the expansion project.
“I’m thrilled to see what the future holds for Bass Cat and Yar-Craft," said Pierce. "The entire team has worked hard to get where we are today and the expansion project will help our thrust into the future. Things here are extremely bright."