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Boston Whaler® receives honorary degree for service and leadership

Edgewater, Fla. (Dec. 06, 2018) — Boston Whaler has been awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of Business from the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce. The company was nominated by the City of Edgewater in recognition of its many years of dedicated service and leadership in the community.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition,” said Boston Whaler VP of Strategic Engagement Rebecca Crews, a newly reelected member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “As a company, we pride ourselves on having a positive impact on the world around us. This degree is a credit to the many Boston Whaler employees who actively champion the spirit of community.”

During his presentation of the honorary degree, Mayor-Elect Mike Thomas said, “I do not usually read from a script, but Boston Whaler does so much for our community, I had to write some of it down so I would not forget. Boston Whaler is a great partner to the City of Edgewater.” 

Among the initiatives cited by Mayor-Elect Thomas were Boston Whaler’s support of Edgewater’s Fire Department Operation Caring, which helps members of the community and sponsors a toy drive each year. Mayor Elect Thomas also commended Boston Whaler’s recent sponsorship of USCG Auxiliary Safe Boating Certification class. Through the sponsorship, Boston Whaler paid for 20 Whaler employees and several Edgewater citizens to attend the class and earn a lifetime Safe Boating Certification.

As Edgewater’s largest employer, Boston Whaler provides well-paying jobs to more than 1,050 area citizens. “Our success would not be possible without the support of our community,” said Crews. “We’re grateful for this affirmation of our efforts, and we look forward to continuing to give back.”

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About Boston Whaler

For 60 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable runabouts, cruisers and center console boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company’s unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 42 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend™, please visit Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the leading marine manufacturer in the world.