We’re excited to announce that US Watercraft, LLC of Portsmouth, Rhode Island has acquired Alerion Yachts as a continuation of a collective strategy to offer world-class sailing yachts and customer-focused yacht services. The acquisition includes Pearson’s other premium boat brands; True North Yachts and North Rip Sportfishing Boats, as well as its staff and manufacturing operations in Warren, Rhode Island. As a licensed builder of multiple J/Boat models, the Farr 40 and Farr 30, US Watercraft offers a full suite of service and storage services under the Waterline Systems name at its waterfront location in Portsmouth Rhode Island.
With years of combined boatbuilding heritage, the resulting synergies between the Alerion team and US Watercraft will allow us to further our inventive approach to marketing, design and boatbuilding. Expect to see more innovative and successful Alerion models in the near future along with more personalized opportunities to experience Alerions on the water.
Now with a waterfront marine facility capable of caring for our customers after the launch of their boat, we can be an active part of the ownership experience for the life of the boat. As an organization that values continuous contact with its customers, we are excited about this new capability. Portsmouth, RI is a hub for New England yachting and a perfect place to not only service but demonstrate the sailing capabilities of Alerions.
During a time when manufacturing jobs continue to leave the US, we’re eager to carry on our tradition of building boats in New England under our new corporate structure. More than ever, Alerion stands poised for a promising future and we’re looking forward to experiencing it with you!