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Scout Boats Expands Summerville, South Carolina, Operations-Headquarters

Scout Boats, a leading luxury boat manufacturer, plans to invest $10 million and expand its operations in Summerville, South Carolina.

The company will enlarge its 36-acre campus by expanding and renovating its corporate headquarters located at 130 Spaniel Lane in Dorchester County. The investment will include a new 35,000-square-foot facility, which will allow the Scout to build component parts for its yacht division. Operations are scheduled to begin in summer 2024.

“We meet with the craftsmen and women in each of our four plants every month for award ceremonies, and I often remind them that we ship our boats all over the world to some very affluent customers who choose our brand because of the pride they put into each and every build. Congratulations,” said Scout Boats CEO Steve Potts said.

Scout Boats, one of the top boat builders in South Carolina, designs and manufactures world-class, luxury models ranging currently from 17 feet to 53 feet. The company’s portfolio includes custom, state-of-the-art sportfishing center and dual consoles, and inshore and bay boat models.

“We have a long-standing partnership with Scout Boats and are proud to see its continued growth in Dorchester County. This expansion underscores not only the strength of South Carolina’s growing boat manufacturing sector but speaks to the ability of our workforce to produce luxury products that are available worldwide,” noted Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

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