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Good Things to Come from Carolina Classic

June 18, 2015

In the coming months, we may see some great things come from Carolina Classic, a popular boat brand that Garden State Yacht Sales has a great relationship with. Your boat dealer in NJ would like to announce that Carolina Classic has been purchased by Edenton Boatworks LLC. Edenton is interested in growing the brand with a renewed emphasis on product development, customer experience and dealer support. The seasoned boat builders and employees, which have an average tenure of 14 years will stay in place, along with Keith and Wade Privott who are sons of Carolina Classic founder Mac Privott. “This is the beginning of many new things to come,” said Edenton Boatworks President, Dell Murphy. Contact your boat dealer in NJ to take a look at our selection of Carolina Classic boats today!

Albemarle and Carolina Classics Purchased

Source: In The Bite

Albemarle Boats and Carolina Classic Boats have been purchased by Edenton Boatworks, LLC, a company of Murphy Alternative Investments.   Scott McLaughlin, former owner of the companies, acquired Albemarle Boats in 2008 and Carolina Classic Boats in 2011.  McLaughlin merged the two legendary brands under one umbrella to become the premier builder of sportfishing boats ranging in size from 24 to 41 feet, and he sustained the businesses through one of the most challenging periods in the history of the boating industry.

Albemarle and Carolina Classic will build on the long-term heritage and family history of the brands.  They are now poised with the resources and desire to grow both brands with a renewed emphasis on product development, customer experience, and dealer support.  The team of seasoned boat builders and employees, who have an average tenure of 14 years, will stay in place.  Keith and Wade Privott, sons of Carolina Classic founder Mac Privott, will remain on board.  Burch Perry, grandson of Albemarle founder Scott Harrell, will retain the helm as General Manager and oversee both brands and business operations.

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