Genmar Transportation Inc.


The founding of the Genmar Transportation Inc signaled a new era in the boat building industry. The company was founded by the Minneapolis businessman and investor Irwin Jacobs who purchased the Lund Boat Company in 1978, The Genmar name has grown to include 12 brands and offers products covering virtually every style of powerboat, from entry-level runabouts to luxury yachts. Genmar boats is synonymous with quality design and durable, long-lasting consturction.Genmar has grown into one of the world's largest manufacturer of recreational boats, offering a diverse line of boats made by industry-leading brands such as Carver, Champion , Four Winns, Glastron, Hydra-Sports, Larson, Marquis, Ranger, Seaswirl, Stratos, Triumph and Wellcraft. Genmar has over 1,000 independent authorized dealers covering all 50 states and six continents.
Genmar products can be found in all 50 states and six continents, and has been building boats since the early 1900s. Genmar has earned a reputation as a leader in the boat building industry through innovation, strong management and exceptional service. Genmar is privately held and is not a division of an engine company.
Genmar developed the VEC and Roplene technologies and expects to extend from a boat manufacturer and marketer to a company that develops unique manufacturing processes for marine and nonmarine industries VEC Technology won the Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious Clean Air Excellence Award in 2002 and was selected by the editors of Popular Machanics to receive a 2001 Design and Engineering Award. The VEC process also won Environmental and Innovation categories at the 2000 Teckne Awards.