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Scout Boats Announces $10 Million Investment to Expand Dorchester County Operations


Dorchester County, S.C. - Scout Boats, one of the top luxury boat manufacturers in South Carolina, is expanding its Dorchester County operations with a new investment of $10 million. The company plans to renovate and expand its corporate headquarters located at 130 Spaniel Lane in Summerville, with the construction of a new 35,000-square-foot facility.


This expansion will enable the company to build component parts for its yacht division and support its new product line for the 67 LX series, one of the largest outboard-powered sportfishing yachts in the world.


According to Scout Boats CEO Steve Potts, the expansion will not only provide opportunities for the company but also for the people of Dorchester County. The renovations are expected to be completed by spring 2024, and operations will begin by summer 2024.


The announcement was praised by Gov. Henry McMaster, who emphasized the strength of South Carolina’s boat manufacturing industry, which continues to thrive due to the state's world-class workforce. Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III also applauded the expansion, saying it underscores the ability of the state's workforce to produce luxury products that are available worldwide.


The expansion was welcomed by the Dorchester County Council Chairman S. Todd Friddle, who commended Scout Boats for its continued growth and its commitment to the community and its employees. Scout Boats, which was founded in 1989, is a longstanding asset to Dorchester County and has been an important partner in its economic development.


Scout Boats currently designs and manufactures luxury boats ranging from 17 feet to 53 feet, including custom sportfishing center and dual consoles, inshore and bay boat models. With this expansion, the company will be able to increase its production capacity and further strengthen its position as a leading luxury boat manufacturer.


For those interested in career opportunities with Scout Boats, visit the company's website for more information.

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