Boat Manufacturer Expands Dorchester County Operations

Sportsman intends to invest $3.5 million in a 70,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility. The company expects to create 100 new jobs.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a provider of premium boats, is expanding its Dorchester County operations. The company plans to invest $3.5 million and create 100 new jobs in Summerville, S.C. The 70,000-square-foot addition follows another recent investment—an 800-kilowatt solar power system mounted on the roof of its existing facility.

Located at 113 Isaac Way, Sportsman is within a 15-minute drive of Interstate 26. The company is adding production space to its facility to accommodate the growth of its upholstery, welding and small part fabrication operations.

Continued growth

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

“Sportsman Boats is proud to have roots here in South Carolina and Dorchester County, and we are excited about our continued growth. It is refreshing to live and work in a state that is pro-business and to be able to work with local and state officials to help provide good jobs for our fellow citizens,” said Sportsman Boats President Tommy Hancock, in a prepared statement.

Recently, another Dorchester-based boat manufacturer decided to expand. Scout Boats announced plans to invest $11 million in a new 120,000-square-foot facility in Summerville, S.C.

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