Weldcraft has been the leader in building quality welded aluminum boats since 1968. That's over 40 years of rugged, innovative designs for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and fishermen.
Heavy duty, welded aluminum jet boats are unique to the Pacific Northwest, usually associated with running whitewater rivers. Though our roots are in jet boats, Weldcraft has evolved to offer innovative outboard designs and stern drive models with broad appeal to families and fishermen enjoying rivers, lakes and coastal waters. By improving upon our traditional designs, we've increased the versatility beyond the "river rat" image.
Today, Weldcraft Marine Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes through independent marine dealers a full line of boats from 18' to 30', from the affordable 18' Angler outboard to the top-of-the-line 24' Select inboard jet and 300 Cuddy King with an extended cabin.
In 2012, a strategic investment by Byron Bolton, current owner of WestWinn Group Enterprises, Inc., manufacturers of KingFisher Boats, completed a private stock purchase of Renaissance Marine Group, Inc., through RMG Holdings Company, of Seattle, Washington. In September 2000, the owners of Weldcraft Marine Industries, Inc. and Duckworth Boat Works, Inc. combined their efforts with the creation of Renaissance Marine Group, Inc. ("RMG"). RMG now operates a combined manufacturing operation in Clarkston, Washington, producing Weldcraft, Duckworth, and Northwest branded boats built to the specific designs and demands of each brand. Weldcraft, its dealers and customers benefit greatly from the combined buying power, production capabilities, and enhanced management teams offered by RMG.
A few of the talented RMG Team behind the design, manufacture and delivery of your new Weldcraft are featured below:
Jerry Wooley, President/Chief Operating Officer
Overseeing all aspects of our production processes since joining the Duckworth team in 1997, Jerry provides specialized engineering and manufacturing management skills to assist RMG to become a world class manufacturer. Jerry spent 12 years with Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in a variety of management positions, including responsibility for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, receiving, shipping, transportation and quality control. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and a Master of Engineering Management from Washington State University. Jerry is busy trying to make our boats fly!
Bruce Larson, Director of Sales & Marketing
Bruce joined Duckworth in 1998 to assume responsibility for accounting, administration, human relations, and information technology. Bruce holds B.A. in Business Administration from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, and formerly practiced as a CPA. He also has acquired Novell's CNA, CNE, Master CNE and CIA Professional Designations and Microsoft MCSE and MCP+Internet Professional Designations. Bruce has served as Chief Financial/Information Officer for a regional advertising agency and as instructor at community colleges and continuing education courses in computer technology, software, and accounting related courses. His broad business, accounting and information technology experience (not to mention his gregarious personality) are being put to immediate use as RMG expands its dealer network, sales and production team.