May 25, 2021

Aquasport 2300Caption: the Aquasport 2300

The Limestone Boat Company, manufacturer of heritage brand Limestone boats has announced its acquisition of Ebbtide Holdings, LLC in White Bluff, TN. Through the acquisition of Ebbtide, Limestone will not only take control of its own destiny, but has assumed control over the design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of the Aquasport and Boca Bay brands  White Bluff.

Limestone has a 35-year history as a heritage brand renowned for its timeless design, big water performance, quality manufacturing and durability. The Limestone Boat Company is publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol BOAT. The company is headquartered in Collingwood, Ontario and manufacturing in its 145,000 sq. ft. facility in White Bluff, Tennessee. Today, Limestone builds Limestone, Aquasport and Boca Bay brands.

Ebbtide, a centrally-located U.S. manufacturer with a 40+ year track record of manufacturing quality watercraft currently manufactures the Aquasport and Boca Bay brands, as well as the Limestone model line-up under previous contract arrangements.

Limestone’s acquisition allows for the expanded production of all three brands, to meet the growing market demand for marine products. The company now has over 50 independent dealer locations servicing the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the United States, the Great Lakes and Southern Ontario.

“Our team members in Collingwood, Ontario will be responsible for directing product development and North American sales, marketing, distribution, and finance, allowing the team in Tennessee to focus on the manufacturing of quality, performance boats that retailers and consumers alike can count on,” explains Scott Hanson, Limestone's CEO.

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