• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


Phenom Yachts Plans Summerville, South Carolina, Operations

Phenom Yachts, a subsidiary of family-owned and South Carolina-based Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc., will locate operations in Summerville, South Carolina. The $12 million project is expected to create 149 jobs in Dorchester County.

Located at 113 Sportsman Way the new facility will manufacture the company’s premium sport yachts. Production is planned to begin by 2023.

“Now more than ever, families are looking for a boat that combines both luxury and performance with what they love to do on the water. This need in the boating industry turned into a vision, which became the Phenom Yachts brand. We set out to design a center console like nothing else that has ever been created, matched to an elevated customer journey experience. The support from South Carolina and Dorchester County is what has allowed us to bring our vision to life,” Phenom Yachts CEO and President Tommy Hancock said.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project as an incentive.

“Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc. is another example of South Carolina-grown entrepreneurship. We congratulate this exciting company on establishing Phenom Yachts, LLC in Dorchester County and know they will accomplish great things in South Carolina and beyond,” Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III added.

Phenom Yachts designs and manufactures family-friendly, high-performing, premium center console yachts. Using cutting-edge building processes and materials, the company’s performance-stepped hulls offer superior performance for offshore fishing while maintaining a family-oriented layout.

Exclusive Research