The Hacker Boat Co. is in the process of relocating its operations to 315 Corinth Road, Queensbury, just west of Northway Exit 18.
Officials said the corporate offices are already in the new location. The production and restoration operations will move later in the spring.
The company plans to eventually add a showroom and ships store on the site.
Roughly $3 million is being invested in the move to the 6.4-acre Queensbury site.
Mark Levack of Levack Real Estate in Glens Falls brokered the deal on behalf of Badcock. Perkins was represented by Bob Sears of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Blake, Realtors.
Morgan Marine, the company’s Lake George waterfront facility, comprised of a boat yard, storage facility and show room, will remain at 8 Delaware Ave., Silver Bay.
George Badcock, president/CEO, said the move “will benefit our employees and existing and prospective customers. The majority of our employees will have a much shorter commute, and we believe the new location will better enable us to attract new employees. The more convenient location will make it easier for prospective customers to view and discuss purchasing a Hacker-Craft.”
The new facility is 40 percent larger. It will allow the company to increase production of new boats for anticipated new markets in Europe and the Middle East, as well as expanding restoration operations.
The company also announced Tome’s Landing Marina in Port Deposit, Md., is now an official dealer for the Hacker-Craft brand.
Tome’s now has two brand new 2021 Hacker-Craft in stock.
Tome’s will also retail Hacker-Craft genuine apparel, accessories, and boat models, all of which can also be purchased on-site at the marina.
“We are delighted with this new relationship with Tome’s Landing Marina, which has an excellent reputation,” said Badcock. “Our affiliation with them will enhance our brand’s visibility in the important Chesapeake Bay area. Tome’s joins our expanding dealership network, which now also includes Wawasee Boat Co. in Indiana, Sierra Boat Co. in California and Classic Boat Lifestyle Co., Ltd., in Thailand. We expect our dealer network to continue to grow, especially as we can now provide floor-plan financing.”
Kurt Harder, president of Tome’s Landing Marina, said, “we are really delighted to join the elite network of Hacker-Craft dealers. Hacker-Craft is truly an iconic brand and we are confident that our marina is a great fit with Hacker-Craft. We believe that Chesapeake Bay will prove to be a strong market for the beautiful boats.”
Hacker Boat Co. is a manufacturer of classic mahogany motorboats. The company is represented by dealers in California, Indiana, Maryland and Thailand. Its craftspeople hand-build runabouts, sport boats, yacht tenders, launches and utilities.
Tome’s is a large indoor storage facility on the upper Chesapeake Bay, providing indoor storage for powerboats and personal watercraft up to 44 feet long and weighing as much as 20,000 pounds. Tome’s is an authorized Hacker-Craft, Bennington, Mercury, Yamaha and Volvo Penta dealership, serving the areas of northeast Maryland, Lancaster County, Pa., Philadelphia and some of the northern communities of Baltimore.