New fishing boat brand to be manufactured in Flippin

A new business venture was introduced Friday at the Forrest L. Wood Outdoor Sports Gallery in Flippin. A ribbon cutting soon followed at Flippin Industrial Park, with Ranger Boats founders Forrest and Nina Wood participating, as Advanced Marine Performance, LLC, introduced "Vexus" as a new brand of fishing boats to be manufactured in the Twin Lakes Area.

Advanced Marine Performance President Keith Daffron says this is a project that has been in the works for a while, and the company was excited for its launch.

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The new facility is currently under construction at 727 West Industrial Park Road in Flippin. The 115,000-square-foot manufacturing plant will specialize in the production of aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats and custom-matched trailers. Daffron says the company is looking to be in its new location by March of 2018. In addition, he says they plan to unveil their first models of boats that month at the Bassmasters Classic in Greenville, South Carolina.

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According to Advanced Marine Performance, LLC officials, many of the company's craftsmen are familiar faces. Daffron also says the business could bring the possibility of additional jobs to Marion County.

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Updates on the progress will be available online at vexusboats.com and on Facebook.





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