Industry Spotlight: Nautique


Special thanks to Nautique for hosting FLATE’s 13th Annual National Visiting Committee on Thursday, February 2, and for providing a spectacular tour of their production facility. Nautique’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility covers approximately 270,000 square feet. The FLATE team and members of the NVC were able to witness all stages of the manufacturing process, which starts with molding and ends with testing the boats on one of the two on-site test lakes. On average, Nautique produces 11 boats per day.

Nautique’s world headquarters is located in Orlando and is owned by parent company Correct Craft. Founded in 1925, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Correct Craft is known for both excellence in the marine industry and its caring company culture. It’s clear to see why Correct Craft was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida in 2010.



Fun Fact about Correct Craft: During World War II, General Eisenhower requested that the company build approximately 400 boats in 15 days. While this number is far more boats than the company had ever produced in such a short time period, Correct Craft was able to develop an innovative production process which allowed the factory to produce 400 boats in record time. This event was called “A Miracle Production” by National Geographic, and solidified the company’s reputation as being a reliable and quality boat manufacturer. 

For more information about Nautique, please click here to visit their website, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, Executive Director of FLATE at mbarger@fl-ate.org.