The new ramp allows the company to move boats 50 feet long and larger directly from the production line to the water. Sea Ray is Flagler County’s largest manufacturing employer.
Palm Coast, FL – March 4, 2014 Bunnell Fl. – Sea Ray celebrated a new line of boats and new launch facilities during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Flagler County plant last week attended by Sea Ray President Tim Scheik and state and local officials.
The new launch facility is the key to producing the new L Class Sea Ray, a line of boats that was debuted at the Miami Boat Show. The launch facilities allow Sea Ray to meet production demands a at the Flagler County Plant and Sea Ray President Tim Schiek announced at the event that as a result the company is expected to hire an additional 100 employees to the work force.
“This is an exciting time for Sea Ray. Just this month we introduced our groundbreaking new L-Class series of yachts and the L-650 Fly at the Miami Boat Show to great acclaim,” Schiek said. “We already have seen tremendous demand for the L650 Fly produced here in Flagler County and the new ramp will allow us to continue to meet the demand.”
The new ramp allows the company to move boats 50 feet long and larger directly from the production line to the water. The new L650 cannot be transported by land and must be delivered to the customer by water.
Sea Ray’s Flagler County facility is the largest manufacturing employer in Flagler County. Jim Maher of the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation was at the event and complimented the accomplishments of Sea Ray.
“What you all have done is create a world class manufacturing facility from an achievement aspect and from an environmental aspect it is a world class production facility,” Maher said.
Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels, who is the chair of the County’s Economic Opportunity Advisory Council, said the new ramp and plans that Sea Ray has for Flagler County are an indication of the confidence the company has in the County’s workforce.
“Sea Ray’s confidence in Flagler County and its workforce is a testament to the quality manufacturing that is being done in this plant,” Revels said. “Sea Ray produces a top of the line product to a demanding consumer base and has done it successfully for years in Flagler County.”