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Old 10-26-2008, 07:47 PM
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In the local paper today..closing plant in st augustine...been here a long time with a nice place near the intercoastal....said to be moving this operation to NJ....about 75 losing their jobs but, at one time, had 250 on the payroll...and so it continues....
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they will be in the market under new name soon
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So is Luhrs actually closing it's doors and re-opening as a new company?

By the way - I did hear that Luhrs was orig a NJ based company located on the property that is now Lockwood boatworks in South Amboy, NJ
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Drats, now how I am going to be able to purchase one of those brand new 41 foot Luhrs I have been hearing all great things about.
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Drats, now how I am going to be able to purchase one of those brand new 41 foot Luhrs I have been hearing all great things about.



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At the recent IBEX show, the state of North Carolina had a booth to attract boat builders to their state. I mentioned to them that they had done a good job attracting boat builders. Their reply was that the state of Florida had done more to drive the boat builders out than they had done to attract them.
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Luhrs is closing the St. Augustine plant and consolidating operations at existing NJ facility. I believe they own another name/brand up there and moving operations into that facility. Tough times for all boat manufacturers.
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Luhrs, Silverton, Mainship and Hunter are all the same companys. Warren Luhrs started them all.
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They must be going to the Silverton plant in Millville, NJ. My brother had a buddy who up until June was a cabinet maker there. Hunter Marine builds sailboats in Fl.
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Drats, now how I am going to be able to purchase one of those brand new 41 foot Luhrs I have been hearing all great things about.



F.Y.S they have a few they have been running on craigslist
I best get moving before they are all gone.
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so how much for the craiglist luhrs??? selling alot of half million dollar boats on craigs list?
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Drats, now how I am going to be able to purchase one of those brand new 41 foot Luhrs I have been hearing all great things about.

WOW tommyr... look at all the parkers for sale!!! for every luhrs for sale there must be at least 25 parkers. People are finding out how inferior of a boat the parker is a are making a mass move to unload them to move up to a Luhrs. The list of Lurhs boats for sale got smaller.

F.Y.S they have a few they have been running on craigslist

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So is Luhrs actually closing it's doors and re-opening as a new company?

By the way - I did hear that Luhrs was orig a NJ based company located on the property that is now Lockwood boatworks in South Amboy, NJ
True and then they Bought the Colonial Boatworks property in milvile on the river. It is right in a fairly large for south jersey Town. They build silvetons there and I will bet they are going to be building limited amounts of Luhrs and silvertons!
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Just a quick historical note, Luhrs, was started by Henry Luhrs in Morgan, NJ on the Morgan Creek and the Lockwood Works may, in fact, be where it started. Millville and Florida came much later.
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Its too bad this has happened for the town and employees. It has everything to do with management (high up) that would not listen to employees. I had a friend of mine that worked at Luhrs several years ago. He always went to management with solutions to preventing boat coming off the line with soo many and repeated issues and was always shot down. He finally left as they only seemed interested in putting out fires and not fixing the root cause of the issues. To bad, they built a descent boat 5 plus years ago but let quality slide....
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The reason boat mfgrs are shutting down and going belly up is boats (used and new) just aren't selling. There's going to be a bunch more in the next year.
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....... To bad, they built a descent boat 5 plus years ago but let quality slide....

Good thing mine is more than 5 years old
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....... To bad, they built a descent boat 5 plus years ago but let quality slide....

Good thing mine is more than 5 years old
Just my opinion was not meant to be a slam..
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Drats, now how I am going to be able to purchase one of those brand new 41 foot Luhrs I have been hearing all great things about.

WOW tommyr... look at all the parkers for sale!!! for every luhrs for sale there must be at least 25 parkers. People are finding out how inferior of a boat the parker is a are making a mass move to unload them to move up to a Luhrs. The list of Lurhs boats for sale got smaller.

F.Y.S they have a few they have been running on craigslist

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...&start=10&sa=N













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