New 2013 Weldcraft Boats
Weldcraft Boats has been the leader in building quality welded aluminum boats since 1968. That's 35-plus years of rugged, innovative designs for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and fishermen.
Heavy duty, welded aluminum jet boats are unique to the Pacific Northwest, usually associated with running whitewater rivers. Though our roots are in jet boats, Weldcraft Boats has evolved to offer innovative outboard designs and stern drive models with broad appeal to families and fishermen. By improving upon our traditional designs, we've increased the versatility beyond the "river rat" image.
Today, Weldcraft Boats manufactures and distributes through independent marine dealers a full line of boats from 17' to 26', from the handy 17' Angler SE outboard to the top-of-the-line 24' Select inboard jet and 260 Ocean King.
In September 2000, the owners of Weldcraft Boats and Duckworth Boat Works, Inc. combined their efforts with the creation of Renaissance Marine Group, Inc. ("RMG"). RMG now operates a combined manufacturing operation in Clarkston, Washington, producing both Weldcraft Boats, Duckworth, and as of 2006, Columbia branded boats built to the specific designs and demands of each brand. Weldcraft Boats, its dealers and customers benefit greatly from the combined buying power, production capabilities, and enhanced management teams offered by RMG.
A few of the talented RMG Team behind the design, manufacture and delivery of new Weldcraft Boats are featured below:
Larry Haws, Special Projects Manager. Using his degree in Business, Operations Management, Larry has been overseeing the production of every Weldcraft Boat built since 1994. He previously owned and operated a print shop in Denver, Colorado for 5 years, and spent 4 � years sailing the South Pacific in his own sailboat. Larry is a Navy veteran, having spent 7 years on nuclear submarines as a mechanical operator.
Jerry Wooley, Vice President - Production & Engineering. Overseeing all aspects of our production processes since joining the Duckworth team in 1997, Jerry provides specialized engineering and manufacturing management skills to assist RMG to become a world class manufacturer. Jerry spent 12 years with Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in a variety of management positions, including responsibility for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, receiving, shipping, transportation and quality control. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and a Master of Engineering Management from Washington State University. Jerry is busy trying to make our boats fly!
Bruce Larson, Director of Administration & Finance. Bruce joined Duckworth in 1998 to assume responsibility for accounting, administration, human relations, and information technology. Bruce holds B.A. in Business Administration from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, and formerly practiced as a CPA. He also has acquired Novell's CNA, CNE, Master CNE and CIA Professional Designations and Microsoft MCSE and MCP+Internet Professional Designations
Jim Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer of Weldcraft Boats and RMG and a principal owner of RMG. Jim acquired the assets of Weldcraft Boats in September, 1997 with the creation of Weldcraft Boats. He has more than 28 years experience in the marine industry, primarily with the Lund Division of Genmar Industries where he held positions of District Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, and President. He left Lund in 1991 to relocate in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, Jim is an avid outdoorsman and competes in regional and national walleye fishing tournaments.
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