PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP WINS MALIBU PARTNER AWARD

PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 26, 2018) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group was recognized at the Malibu Boats National Dealer Meeting with the Malibu Partnership Excellence Award.

Malibu Boats presents this award to recognize supplier partners that have made a lasting impact on their business. Pleasurecraft has exclusively supplied engines to their Axis line of wake boats for the past four years and this year, Pleasurecraft has increased production to also fulfill the needs of their Malibu boat line.

Director of Supply Chain at Malibu Boats, Brad Ditchfield commented, “Pleasurecraft’s consistent approach and ethics during this period speaks volumesto the business and personal values that its team possesses. All at Pleasurecraft should be proud of not only the products they build, but also the way in which they conduct business.”

“We are honored and humbled to be presented with the Malibu Partnership Excellence Award,” stated Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney. “We strive to provide customer service that makes life better for our partners and engines that create the best overall boating experience.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT’S TOMMIE COCHRAN RECEIVES SOUTH CAROLINA 2018 MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 5, 2018) – Today, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce honored Pleasurecraft Engine Group Plant Manager, Tommie Cochran, with the 2018 Manufacturing Employee of the Year Award.

The S.C. Chamber distributes these awards annually in celebration of National Manufacturing Day at a panel discussion and an awards luncheon regarding the future of manufacturing in South Carolina. The Manufacturing Employee of the Year Award recognizes the important contributions honorees have made to their employers, customers and communities. The award showcases employee contributions in the areas of innovation, teamwork, community service and leadership.

Some of Cochran’s highlighted contributions include: his oversight of several facility improvements, such as the remodel of Pleasurecraft’s engineering and administrative buildings, the installation of a new dynamometer facility, as well as vast production line changes to accommodate the over 100% production increase Pleasurecraft has seen since his promotion to plant manager.

“We are proud of Tommie for receiving this accomplishment,” stated Pleasurecraft Engine Group President Mark McKinney. “He truly deserves this recognition from all of his efforts he has done to make Pleasurecraft engines better. Tommie has been instrumental in making our facility more efficient and providing a better environment for all of our employees to thrive in their work. Tommie is a valuable asset to the Pleasurecraft team and we are excited that he has been honored with this prestigious award.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP COMMISSIONS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART DYNAMOMETER FACILITY

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (June 4, 2018) — Pleasurecraft Engine Group has completed construction of a new dynamometer laboratory at their 140,000 square foot engineering and manufacturing facility in Little Mountain, SC.

This laboratory includes a workshop and test cells that house two SuperFlow dynamometers — an eddy-current electro brake and a water brake dynamometer. The eddy-current dynamometer is better suited for calibration, mapping, and emission work. The water brake dynamometer is better suited for coolant and durability tests. This will allow Pleasurecraft engineers to further improve upon the durability and reliability that Pleasurecraft engines are known for.

This dynamometer facility enables Pleasurecraft engineers to maximize each engine’s performance by precisely tuning custom calibrations and creating automated test profiles that closely simulate on-water conditions. The facility will provide increased validation of new components as well as give engineers the ability to run future products up to 1200 horsepower.

“We are excited to unveil this new dynamometer facility,” stated Mark McKinney, President of Pleasurecraft. “For decades we have brought numerous innovations to the watersports industry. This new facility shows our commitment to continued innovation, validation, and engineering excellence. We know that this new dynamometer facility will help pave the way for our engineers to develop future innovations in marine engine technology.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP OPENS NEW ENGINEERING FACILITY

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (April 30, 2018) — Pleasurecraft Engine Group, the leader in inboard engine technology, has announced a new engineering facility, located at their 140,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Little Mountain, SC.

The improved facility is strategically positioned adjacent to the new dynamometer laboratory. This facility houses Pleasurecraft’s team of engineers and includes offices, meeting space, and an engineering development workshop.

Mark McKinney, President of Pleasurecraft stated, “We have a fantastic team of engineers with over 100 years of combined engineering experience. This facility was designed to enhance collaboration among the engineers, as well as provide them with the tools, technology and workspace that is necessary to the development of new technologies and innovations.” McKinney added, “Here at Pleasurecraft, we pride ourselves in being the leader in the industry and with these engineering improvements, we plan to continue to drive innovation in marine engine technology.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT HONORED FOR SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (February 17, 2017) – Yesterday the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) awarded Pleasurecraft Engine Group with the 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award. The award for excellence in customer satisfaction was announced yesterday morning during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2018 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®

 

The NMMA CSI Award honors boat and engine manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. Award recipients achieved an independently measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past program year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat or engine between January 1 through December 31, 2017.

 

Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney stated, “We are excited to receive the marine industry’s highest honor in customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves in having a culture of integrity, dedication, and innovation and the entire Pleasurecraft team is excited to be recognized for our effort. I couldn’t be prouder to have the best employees and dealer network in the industry. Our dealers are an integral part of our company and we could not be given this award without them.”

 

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

 

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

 

PLEASURECRAFT SIGNS MULTIYEAR CONTRACT WITH GENERAL MOTORS

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 4, 2017) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year contract extension with General Motors. Pleasurecraft and General Motors’ relationship dates back more than 40 years and for the last 20 years GM has been the exclusive powertrain in all Pleasurecraft engines.

In 2015, Pleasurecraft partnered with GM Marine to produce the PCM Hyperformance H5 and H6 — the first direct injection engines in the towsports industry. The most powerful and fuel efficient engines currently on the market, the H5 and H6 engines with GM Marine’s Direct Injection Technology have made major advancements in our industry, pulled 10 world waterski records in the last two years.

Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney stated, “Here at Pleasurecraft, we are renowned for our unique marinization process, which includes our patented exhaust system, our patented fuel system, our transmissions, and many other components. During this process, 250 components are added to GM blocks to produce a Pleasurecraft engine. We are excited to enter into this long-term contract and together, with GM, we look forward to continue introducing new technologies to the marine industry.”

Kris Mayer, GM’s General Director of Wholesale, Marine and Industrial Sales, added, “We have had a great relationship with Pleasurecraft for several decades. Pleasurecraft is one of our largest buyers of V8 marine engines and we are thrilled to continue in this partnership.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT GIVES BACK DURING CAMP KEMO LAKE FUN DAY

GREENWOOD, SC (June 20, 2017) – Recently Pleasurecraft Engine Group employees volunteered during Camp Kemo’s Lake Fun Day, providing a towboat powered by PCM for kids to enjoy a day on Lake Greenwood boating, tubing, and swimming.

Camp Kemo is Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s annual week-long summer camp for cancer patients ages 5-18 and their siblings. The camp, staffed by Palmetto Health’s physicians, nurses, and volunteers gives campers the opportunity to hike, swim, and boat along with many other camp activities.

Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney stated, “The Pleasurecraft team is passionate about serving our local community and Camp Kemo is one of the events that we have the privilege of being a part of each year. I personally enjoy taking these kids out on the water and seeing them have fun on the boat. I am grateful to Camp Kemo for allowing us to take part in making a positive impact on the lives of these children and their families.”

About CAMP KEMO: Camp Kemo Programs are a variety of psychosocial programs that were developed to meet the needs of patients, siblings, and parents who face the challenges created by cancer. Camp Kemo Programs of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital are designed to educate, inspire, and support the entire family so that life is more manageable and enjoyable.

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP BREAKS GROUND ON STATE-OF-THE-ART DYNO FACILITY

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (May 3, 2017) — Pleasurecraft Engine Group, the leader in inboard marine propulsion, is partnering with Stowe Technologies, the leader in gasoline/diesel dynamometer infrastructure, to develop and build a state-of-the-art dynamometer laboratory at the Pleasurecraft World Headquarters in South Carolina.

Pleasurecraft Engine Group chose Stowe Technologies because of their expertise and long-standing exemplary reputation in dynamometer infrastructures. Stowe Technologies has worked with several premier clients including Richard Childress Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, and the Nascar Research and Development Center.

The new dynamometer lab will be custom engineered for marine specific applications and will include two dynamometer cells, complete with the latest in engine testing and validation technology. This technology will give the engineers at Pleasurecraft a more advanced platform to design, develop, and validate new engines.

Over the years, Pleasurecraft has introduced numerous innovative technologies to the inboard industry, such as their patented CATANIUM® Clean Emission System (CES), patented Fuel Control Cell® (FCC), Vortex Cooling System, and their Power Plus® Transmissions and V-Drive. This new facility will provide the framework for Pleasurecraft to continue to position itself on the cutting edge of inboard technology.

Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney stated, “We are excited to partner with Stowe Technologies to build this dynamometer facility. Their expertise, combined with the knowledge of our engineers, is key in creating a world class facility that is designed and built to our specific marine engine needs.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP HONORED WITH 2016 CSI AWARD

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (February 23, 2017) – During the recent 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Pleasurecraft Engine Group as a recipient of the 2016 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for excellence in customer satisfaction.

The NMMA Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction while pursuing continuous improvement in customer service. Pleasurecraft achieved an independently-measured standard of excellence greater than 95 percent in customer satisfaction based on information provided by new buyers over the past year.

Pleasurecraft President Mark McKinney stated, “We are thrilled to have received this prestigious honor. Our entire team is committed to making sure every customer is completely satisfied with their PCM engine and that they have the best customer service experience possible. We are very thankful to partner with great boat manufacturers whose products amplify the quality of our engines.”

In addition to the 2016 NMMA CSI Award, Pleasurecraft previously earned numerous awards for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Inboard Gas Engines” by a leading market research firm.

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

PLEASURECRAFT ENGINE GROUP PURCHASES STATE-OF-THE-ART CNC MACHINE

LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (October 5, 2016) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG) recently purchased a new OKK HM6000S which was on display showcasing the latest innovations in CNC machining at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, IL from September 12-17, 2016.

This OKK HM6000S makes the fourth machine of its kind, plus two OKK VP400s, to have been purchased in less than 12 years. These machines make up PEG’s state-of-the-art portfolio of equipment used to machine all cast iron and aluminum parts in-house. Additionally, PEG builds all machine fixtures in-house and performs 100% piece part quality inspection, including pressure-testing components.

The OKK HM6000S provides new concepts in high-speed machining offering drastic improvements in speed, rigidity, and durability over competing machines. This horizontal machining center offers the fastest and most powerful machines in their class, while providing easy access, maintenance, and operation.

PEG President Mark McKinney stated, “We are excited to have this additional piece of equipment as yet another tool to help drive our quality to higher levels. We look forward to the opportunities this purchase may present in the future and the possibilities of further innovation.”

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.