All Chaparral Boats For Sale
Company Base: USA (Florida)
Year of Formation: 1965
Market: Luxury Cruisers and sports boats
History: Chaparral Boats (originally Fiberglass Fabricators) was formed in 1965 by William “Buck” Pegg in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The company’s bellwether boat at the time was the 15’ Tri-Hull and although the tri-hull was discontinued in the early 80’s many remain in commission today. In 1976 Chaparral Boats had outgrown its Ft. Lauderdale production facility and was looking to expand. That year the Larsen boat manufacturing facility in Nashville, GA became available due to Larsen Boats filing for bankruptcy. In 1976 Chaparral Boats purchased the facility and moved its headquarters to Nashville, Georgia and was incorporated in Georgia, where it remains today. Soon after re-location James "Jim" A. Lane (CPA) joined the company as President, a position he still holds today. In 1986 Chaparral Boats was purchased by RPC Energy Services (NYSE:RES) of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2001 RPC spun off Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX). This offering included Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats, LLC (Purchased from Brunswick Boat Group in 2001.