BEAUFORT COUNTY ANNOUNCEMENT
Yesterday, NCEast Alliance and Beaufort County welcomed Caldwell Marine Designs to Washington, NC. Caldwell Marine Designs is the exclusive contract manufacturer for Sea Cat Boats. Sea Cat has developed a newly designed hybrid boat for the 2019 model year.
Caldwell will immediately begin manufacturing the 26 foot model at the Washington facility in the Washington-Beaufort County Industrial Park.
"Sea Cat is excited to have Caldwell Marine Designs build our boats,” stated Forrest Munden, President/CEO of Sea Cat, LLC. “Pete Caldwell has built quality boats his entire professional career. and I have known Pete for years. We are excited to have partnered with Caldwell for the manufacture of our newly designed "hybrid Sea Cats" said Mr. Munden. "Sea Cat hopes to expand its line to include 18 foot and 36 foot models in the near future”.
"Thank you to Vann Rogerson at NCEast Alliance and Martyn Johnson from Beaufort County Economic Development Office for helping us get to today's announcement" said Pete Caldwell, owner of Caldwell Marine Designs. "We have completed our first boat. We are now ready to begin production and the AAF Flanders vacant building provides flexibility for future growth,” stated Mr. Caldwell. “Thank you to AAF Flanders for enabling the quick launch of the new Sea Cat line".
Caldwell Marine Designs will be the seventh boat manufacturing facility in Beaufort County, expanding the robust cluster of companies in the marine trades industry that inhabit eastern North Carolina.