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New Staff, a Move, and a Couple of Electric Boats!

New Staff, a Move, and a Couple of Electric Boats!

We are excited to announce that the Symphony Boat Company team is growing and that we will be building two boats this spring for a boat rental business here in Duluth. We are also excited to share that Symphony Boat Company will be moving into a shop in West Duluth where we will have more space to assemble the boats.

We have acquired a shop space at the Spirit Lake Marina and RV Park in the Riverside Neighborhood in West Duluth. We will be building the two Elektras there. It will be nice to have the water so close and a boat ramp only a few hundred yards away. The ground that the marina is sitting on has a history with ship building as well. We are in one of the few remaining building from when the McDougall Shipyard was open. During the two World Wars, the shipyard recorded that 98 ships were built for the Allied Effort. We are proud to bring boat building back to the Riverside neighborhood for the first time in about 70 years.

Production for the two Elektras will be starting shortly. The two boats are going to be all electric and powered with a motor by Torqeedo. The new model, designed by Marcel, will be the Elektra Six-2. This boat will be 20’6” and have a 7’6” beam. You will be able to carry 10 passengers in it. The Elektra model will be a great boat for small waterways, waterways with restricted speed, canals, inter-coastal areas, rentals fleets, or just a great alternative to the traditional pontoon.

There have been two additions to the Symphony Boat Team.

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Jay Young, a local woodworker, has been a great addition to the Symphony Team.

Jay Young,  a local wood worker, has been hired as a builder for Symphony Boat Company. Jay grew up in Duluth and loves to sail, mountain bike, and spend time outdoors. He brings years of experience building cabinets and building different wood project to the team. Jay will be working in the SBC shop focusing on boat assembly and finish work.

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Ben at the Milwaukee Lake Home and Cabin Show in front of Romance, an Overture model.

Benjamin Foster, a senior student of marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth, was hired as the Sales and Marketing Intern. Benjamin will graduate from the University Minnesota Duluth in December of 2014. Benjamin has experience working in the recreational boat industry for the past three years. Ever since he was young his favorite summer past time was spending time at the lake and out on his boat with his family. He loves talking with other people and hearing about their passions for being out on the water and the boating industry. He is an avid water skier and golfer. He will bring knowledge of marketing and social media to the team. Benjamin looks forward to learning more about boat building and can’t wait to get out on the water in a Symphony Boat.

Keep checking back on our Symphony Boat blog for more information on what is going on at Symphony Boat Company. If you have any questions or would like more information you can contact us at info@symphonyboat.com