Local Dealer Excited About Boatmaker Move

As Minnesota-based boatmaker, Glastron Boats, moves to Wexford county, the reaction from a Grand Traverse County dealer is one of excitement. Long Lake Marina in Interlochen is looking forward to selling products “made in Michigan.” The dealer's general manager says the Glastron brand has been fairly popular since they started carrying it in 2006, but expects sales to jump when buyers know it's produced in Northern Michigan. He says fiberglass boat sales have been down the past few years, and the local angle will be a deciding factor for potential buyers. Long Lake Marina recently re-located from Traverse City to Interlochen, and now many of their customers come from the Cadillac area.