Yamaha Motor Corp. USA Sells Century Boats Brand To Florida-based Allcraft Marine

Image Courtesy of Century Boats.com

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. announced today that it sold a majority of the assets of Century Boats and the Century brand to Florida-based Allcraft Marine.

The new owners plan to resume production of Century brand boats at their Dade City, Fla. facility.

Here’s a link to the story on Trade Only Today.com

10 replies
    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Chris – Yes, Allcraft currently builds a shallow water fishing / sportsman boat as part of their Stumpnocker series. This one is called a Crappie… Really!

  1. Randy
    Randy says:

    I’ll make this same comment again, in hopes that the ‘new’ Century builders to bring some honor back to this famous name:

    Now I don’t have anything against fisherman, but it would sure be nice if the new Century line would include something other than fishing boats.  Look at what worked for the ‘new’ Chris-Craft line.
    C’mon Century, lets see some runabouts (deck & bow rider) with classic lines and quality

  2. don vogt
    don vogt says:

    It would be interesting to have a thumbnail sketch of what all happened to century over the years once they ceased production back when in the 70’s? I assume. Or is there a site that already contains that info?

  3. Dave DeGraff
    Dave DeGraff says:

    Wonder what happened to the molds/ tooling of the classic model Century inboard boats- the Coronado, Arabian, and Resorter.
    Dave D.

  4. tommy holmes
    tommy holmes says:

    Welcome to the Thoroughbred world, Allcraft and much luck.

    Century ceased production in Manistee, MI in 1985. Century ceased production of the Coronado and Resorter in 1995/96. Sold the molds to man who started up Coronado, Inc. and he made/sold a few. I have his name somewhere.  He stated the molds needed a lot of work and would have been better to start over.  Yamaha owned and produced Century boats from 1995 to 1999.
    More info can be gleaned at http://www.centuryboatclub.com.  

  5. William Hammond
    William Hammond says:

    As recently as 10 years ago there were still Century Hulls or molds sitting outside of their old plant in Manistee. My uncle worked there in the 50’s.

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