Lowe Boats

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Lowe Boats
Industry Boats
Founded 1971
Founder(s) Carl and Dianna Lowe
Headquarters Lebanon, Missouri, U.S.
Website www.loweboats.com
Lowe Boats Sea Nymph Great Lakes Special 16 foot recreational fishing boat

Lowe Boats is the name of a company that manufactures aluminum boats.[1] Lowe is the parent company of Sea Nymph Boats, a line of recreational fishing boats which was established in 1946.[2] They make pontoon boats and recreational fishing boats such as the Sea Nymph aluminum fishing boat to the right. Until 1980, Lowe Boats was called Lowe Line.[3] Today, its products are marketed under the Suncruiser, Trinidad, Malibu, Tahiti, Stinger, Roughneck, and Lowe brand names and operates as a subsidy of Brunswick Boat Group.[4]

History[edit]

Lowe boats was founded in 1971 as Lowe Line by Carl and Dianna Lowe. In their first model year, 1972, they produced 29 models of flat bottom and semi-v jon boats and canoes. Lowe made the very first dedicated bass boat in 1975. Lowe Line changed their name to Lowe Boats in 1980.[5]

In 1988, Lowe Boats was purchased by the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC). They made their first aluminum deck boat in 1992. Lowe Boats acquired Roughneck, Sea Nymph, and Suncruiser in 1999.[5]

The company became part of Genmar Holdings following the sale of the OMC boat companies in 2001.[5]

Lowe Boats was acquired by the Brunswick Corporation in 2004 and is now a part of the Brunswick Boat Group.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lowe Boats Inc - Lebanon, MO (Missouri) | (417) 532-9101". Manta.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Lowe Boats - Utility Boats | Small Fishing Boats | Deep-V Boats : 2013". Lowe Boats. 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Lowe Boats". Lowe Boats. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Lowe Boats, Inc.: Private Company Information". Businessweek. 2004-04-02. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Company history". Lowe Boats. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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