ORLANDO, FL (November 15, 2020) – This past Saturday, Correct Craft and Nautique employees honored the late Ralph Meloon at its first annual “Mr. Ralph Service Day.”
Over 35 volunteer employees helped build a new fence at Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center (HTTRC). Correct Craft and Nautique employees also helped the center with pressure washing, building a storage rack and other repair projects. HTTRC focuses on horseback riding programs that integrate riding skills with therapeutic activities designed specifically for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities; even those that cannot walk.
Though Correct Craft, Nautique and other Correct Craft companies have done innumerable service projects all over the globe, this weekend’s project was dedicated to the memory of Ralph Meloon. Meloon is a boating industry hall of fame member who passed away in 2018 at age 100. His father, Walter C. Meloon, founded Correct Craft and Ralph was instrumental in helping shape Correct Craft for over ninety years, embracing values of faith, integrity and family.
Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft stated, “It was an honor being able to commemorate Mr. Ralph, an extraordinary man who encouraged everyone he met. Mr. Ralph was extremely passionate about others and we are inspired to continue his legacy.”
Yeargin added, “Words cannot express the admiration, respect, appreciation, and love I have for our team. This weekend we worked hard on a warmer than usual November Saturday, made more challenging by COVID-19 protocols, to serve a worthy organization who needed our help. Our extraordinary team of Correct Craft and Nautique employees enjoyed getting together to serve our local community in Orlando and we are already looking forward to our next community service project.”
About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 95th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 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 Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com