MasterCraft Boat Co. in Vonore recently marked a milestone with production of the first Hydra-Sports Boat Co. boats built under MasterCraft ownership. Mastercraft bought Hydra-Sports, a maker of high-performance saltwater boats, in January.
The first Hydra-Sports 2011 models were completed earlier this month.
Boat making in the Knoxville region has taken its lumps in recent years as recession-battered consumers cut discretionary spending. Hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the region have been lost, mostly at Sea Ray, a divison of Brunswick Corp.
It’s good to see MasterCraft getting stronger.