Fl.boat makers

10kman10kman Posts: 347 Deckhand
  Why are so many boat manufactuers moving out of state?Yes,I'm aware
of labor costs,overhead but the Carolinas that much less expensive?
   After all Florida is largest boat market in the country.

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  • BTVengeanceBTVengeance SCPosts: 28 Greenhorn
    Rural areas of the Carolinas have very low wages, most cities, counties and the state all give them tax breaks and other incentives to move and the area is centrally located along the Atlantic  Coast markets even though FL is certainly the largest single market.

  • jensenjeff1955jensenjeff1955 Posts: 34 Greenhorn
    10kman said:
      Why are so many boat manufactuers moving out of state?Yes,I'm aware
    of labor costs,overhead but the Carolinas that much less expensive?
       After all Florida is largest boat market in the country.

    Who is moving?
  • Reel TeaseReel Tease Posts: 645 Officer
    the only other thing I can think of is that a large warehouse would be a lot less than a large warehouse here in south Florida. Rent down here is on another level. 
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 9,552 Admiral
    It’s also easier and more realistic to test that offshore 30+ foot boat in the Smokey mountains.  :o
    2013 Pathfinder 22 TE , 150 Yamaha,
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