Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

Congratulations on 50th Anniversary to Chaparral & Robalo

One of the top boat brands in the nation, Chaparral & Robalo are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Congratulations from the Texas Marine Team! Texas Marine has known the Founders for 40 of their 50 years in business, watching them grow to the impressive company they are today.

Nearly 600 employees attended this week’s anniversary event at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in the Florida Keys. The company was originally founded in South Florida in 1965, moving to Nashville in 1976. The anniversary event was a celebration worthy of 50 successful years in the industry. Also in attendance were over 50 Georgia, Nashville and Berrien County officials, along with Governor Deal of Georgia. Chaparral’s cutting edge technology and steady stream of award-winning boats designs have driven them to the front of the pack for over half a century. Their numbers truly tell the story and the company has one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry.

Chaparral’s President Jim Lane opened up the event, a long time friend of the Texas Marine dealerships. Jim stated, “ I can't think of a more appropriate way to launch our 50th Anniversary celebration than having Governor Deal address the employees at Chaparral and Robalo Boats. City, county and state officials have played a key role in supporting our company and we're proud of the partnership we've created.”

Founder, Buck Pegg, chimed in “When the decision was made to move Chaparral to Nashville, Georgia, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The work ethic and talent here is second to none. We have numerous employees that have been with the company 30 or more years."

Governor Deal praised the company because of their many civic contributions, as well as, the perseverance it took to accomplish 50 years in business under the original management. Running a 1.2 million sq. ft manufacturing facility, which has a 125 million dollar impact on the local economy is a huge accomplishment. Chaparral also announced its plans to expand its manufacturing plant once again.

We again want to extend our hearty congratulations to the entire Chaparral & Robalo group. Texas Marine has sold Chaparral for almost as long as the company has been in existence. As Texas Marine management recently said “They are a leader in the marine industry worldwide but through the years they have become like family to us.”

Article Submitted by: Donna Chance