ORLANDO, FL (June 19, 2020) – This morning the United States Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt visited Correct Craft’s Orlando headquarters. During the visit he listened as Correct Craft CEO, Bill Yeargin shared information regarding key boating industry issues, as well as the story of Correct Craft and its innovation focus. Secretary Bernhardt also had the opportunity to tour the Nautique boat building facility and see the award-winning electric boat being built by Correct Craft subsidiary, Ingenity.
One purpose of Secretary Bernhardt’s visit was to announce a grant from the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program (CVA) to be used to build Florida vessel pump out stations. The Clean Vessel Act Grant Program provides grant funds to states for construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of pump-out stations and waste reception facilities for recreational boaters. The grants also provide funding for educational programs that inform recreational boaters of the importance of proper disposal of their sewage.
Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft President and CEO stated, “It was an honor for our team to have Secretary Bernhardt visit Correct Craft today. We appreciate his interest in our company, our innovation initiatives, and our desire to make life better for people through outdoor recreation. We also enjoyed sharing Correct Craft’s unique culture of service with Secretary Bernhardt.” Yeargin added, “It really was a great visit, we appreciate the Secretary’s focus on our industry and Correct Craft.”
David Bernhardt is the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior. Raised in the rural town of Rifle, Colorado, Secretary Bernhardt grew up hunting and fishing on public lands. He has legal, policy, and administrative experience, serving nearly a decade in senior-level positions at the Department, including as Solicitor and Deputy Secretary. Under his leadership, Interior has expanded access to public lands, advanced American energy independence, bolstered the departmental ethics program, and delivered billions of dollars in regulatory relief.
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.