Encore Boat Builders acquires Bentley name

Published online: Jun 06, 2009 News
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Encore Boat Builders, LLC announced May 25 that they have purchased certain assets, marks and equipment from Mercury Marine formerly utilized by Bently Industries in the production of pontoon boats in Lexington, South Carolina and Mexico, Missouri. The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Beginning immediately, Encore Boat Builders, LLC will produce a new and improved line of pontoon boats under the "Bentley Encore" name. The CEO and president of Encore is Steven Deese. Encore has hired skilled employees with extensive knowledge and experience in the production of high quality pontoon boats. Production commenced on May 25, 2009 and Encore Boats in now accepting orders from dealers for all models in the line. Deese explains, "We are excited about this opportunity to give you our Encore presentation. Our goal is to produce quality boats at an affordable price with features and workmanship superior to other available models."

Encore has established a dealer network throughout the United States and Canada that should exceed 200 reputable dealers within the first year of operation.

Encore Boat Builders, LLC is not affiliated with Bentley Industries and is not authorized to provide warranty service on Bentley Industries products.

For more information, call 803-391-3000.

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