NC Council To Consider Lease For New Boat Builder

A boat-building company is considering a manufacturing site along North Carolina's Outer Banks and is looking for a lease on public land.

North Carolina's Council of State meets on Monday to consider leasing land at the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park in Dare County where the company can launch boats it builds nearby. The new boat builder also is considering a Florida site.

The council draws together the state's elected executives from the governor to the agriculture commissioner.

The Wanchese industrial park is devoted to seafood processing and fishing, and is where sport fishing boats and trawlers are built and repaired.

The recession has hammered the boat-building industry, but some manufacturers last year moved closed operations in California and Florida to move into existing factories in North Carolina.


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  • by Toni Location: obx on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:11 AM
    Bud: you would be surprised, the boat shop in manns harbor has stayed busy. I wouldnt think people would be buying boats right now either but about a month and a half ago I seen a boat roll out of the shop.
  • by taxman Location: snow hill on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    Better get on this right away and get this guy the permits and space. NC needs real business and not just summer tourism.
  • by confused Location: enc on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:08 AM
    can't believe anyone would not want another boat builder in ENC. and who is buying? anyone with the money, that's who. just because must of us are broke and struggling, it doesn't mean everyone is. what a dumb thing say. welcome I say
  • by Frustrated Location: OBX on Aug 22, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    I know of two local, small business owners who are desperately trying to open their approved business, but who cannot because of all the new codes being thrown at them. It's almost like small businesses are not wanted here anymore? Why allow this large company, and LOWE'S, and not take it a little easier on the small businesses that truly help to support our economy?
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Aug 22, 2011 at 06:39 AM
    B-O-A-T = Break Out Another Thousand! Who is buying a brand new boat in this economy anyway?
  • by Great Reporting on Aug 22, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    Everything we need to know except the company's name. Comprehensive facts.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:09 AM in reply to Great Reporting
      I guess its so no one will get too excited about it, just incase the company cant set up here and moves to florida.
  • by John Location: washington on Aug 22, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    It would be unwise to let another company pass us by and send it to another state!
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      by Toni on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:08 AM in reply to John
      Amen! wouldnt surprise me though, look who is running our state and making decisions like that.
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