Marine Manufacturers

The Knoxville region of East Tennessee has become a hub for the pleasure boat manufacturing industry.  More than 16 major boat manufacturers are located in the region, including the headquarters for the world's largest recreational boat builder. 

An ideal location for the boating industry, marine manufacturers are attracted by:

  • one day's drive to 70% of US Market

  • location at juncture of I-40, I-75, I-81

  • 15 OEM's

  • 20+ boating parts manufacturers

  • skilled boat building workforce with more than 3500 workers employed in sector



  • the Tennessee Marine Institute 

  • access to world-class advanced materials at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory      

  • excellent water access

  • seven Tennessee Valley Authority lakes

  • easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and ports on the Eastern seacoast,


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