August 21, 2018

Rossiter-Logo-400.jpgRossiter is pleased to announce that it will be resuming manufacturing operations later this month under new ownership in its 92,000sq ft. manufacturing facility and expects to be back up to full capacity by year end. The new owner has also engaged former president Scott Hanson to return to the helm of the operation to ensure that the tenants on which Rossiter has been built over the last 44 years are not lost but rather strengthened in the months and years ahead. The new owners have also insured that Rossiter has a strong capital base to maintain its commitment to product development, exceptional quality, performance, customer service, and an unwavering appreciation for the importance of its 26 retail partnerships/dealers and their customers.

Rossiter, the latest in premier boat manufacturing, has offered the highest quality in customer satisfaction for over 44 years. Founded by George Rossiter as the producer of sleek, streamlined wooden rowboats, Rossiter Boats has evolved into one of the leading manufacturers of luxury powerboats. Rossiter’s unrivaled quality and craftsmanship is on full display in their full line of rowing and powerboats, which combine the pinnacle of style and performance while looking and acting like nothing else on the water. “It’s not just any powerboat, it’s a Rossiter.”

For further information please visit: www.rossiterboats.com

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Hourston Glascraft at Port Hardy Government DockThe world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in North Vancouver. 

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver, BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats. Davidson experimented early with the new technology of fibreglass in boat construction, and Hourston taught himself the art of building hulls with this material. His first boat was a dinghy.

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