LITTLE MOUNTAIN, SC (July 6, 2023) – Pleasurecraft Engine Group, along with two non-profit organizations, Operation Wakesurf and Hungry Heroes hosted their third annual BBQ lunch for first responders in Richland, Lexington, and Newberry Counties.

This annual event is an opportunity to show appreciation for first responders and all the work they do on a daily basis. Over 150 first responders and several notable guests including representatives, senators, and mayors attended the event this year.

Operation Wake Surf is a non-profit organization based out of Mooresville, NC whose mission is to provide an unforgettable and unique experience to first responders and military personnel who keep our communities and country safe. Operation Wake Surf blends the healing power of water, camaraderie, and mentorship by sharing their passion for wake surfing with first responders and military personnel.

Hungry Heroes is a non-profit based out of Rock Hill, SC whose mission is to show appreciation to first responders by traveling around the country and hosting BBQ’s for different agencies.

Trey Thurman, Vice President of Pleasurecraft stated, “We were thrilled to host this event as a small token of our gratitude for the support and sacrifice first responders give to our community every day. It is a great opportunity to recognize their commitment and show our appreciation to our local first responders.”

Robby Maschhaupt, founder of Operation Wake Surf stated, “We are so thankful for Pleasurecraft and their excitement to come alongside us to serve and show support to local law enforcement, fire, and EMS.”

Founder of Hungry Heroes, Amanda Riggan stated, “We always enjoy serving local heroes and the employees at Pleasurecraft worked to ensure this year was a success. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with Pleasurecraft and hosting many more of these events with 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-five years, Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 98 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Ingenity boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, Indmar Marine Engines, Velvet Drive Transmissions, Mach Connections, Merritt Precision, Osmosis, Watershed Innovation, and Aktion Parks. For more information, please visit