KCS International Inc. Rolls Out First Sport Boat From Newly Acquired Azure Boats

KCS International Inc., (KCS) parent company of Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, announced the first sport boat from newly acquired Azure Sport Boats, will roll off the line on Monday, May 7. The AZ 258 Bow Rider will include a MerCruisers, 350 Mag, Bravo-3 I/O (inboard/outboard) engine from Mercury Marine, officially making the boat 100 percent assembled in Wisconsin.

“Since we announced the acquisition of Azure at the Miami International Boat Show in February, there has been great anticipation for this day both within the boating industry and at KCS,” said Mark Pedersen, president of KCS International Inc. “With the rollout of the AZ 258 on Monday, speculation will be put to rest about changes that have been made to the brand. We are confident boating enthusiasts will like what they see and experience.”

Originally located in South Carolina, the production of Azure boats has moved to the KCS base in Oconto, Wis. and is expected to create 170 jobs over the next couple years, with many of those positions already filled.

The company plans to have nine additional Azure models completed in time for the groups’ dealer meeting, which will be held in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. at the end of July.

For additional information visit www.cruisersyachts.com; www.rampageyachts.com; www.azureboats.com

Photo Caption: KC Stock and Mrs. Stock were at the Miami International Boat Show in person to unveil the new Azure Sport from KCS International.
 

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