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The history of the creation of the shipyard Glastron and its founder Bob Hammond can be attributed to the classic path to the "American Dream".
It started when Bob worked at the Douglas Aircraft Company in the lamination workshop. Having studied the production technology in detail, he decided to leave the aviation industry and got a job at the Lone Star shipyard, which produced dural boats for fishing.
Hammond devoted all his free time to building his own five-meter fiberglass boat in a rented garage.
The presented lightweight glider impressed the sponsors, which helped to attract an initial capital of $ 25,000. With these funds, a new Glastron shipyard was opened in 1956. The company quickly gained momentum: after only three months, the shipyard built and sold 24 boats.
In the 90s, the company was sold to Genmar holding, and after the bankruptcy of the latter in 2010, PBH Marine Group was transferred.
Today, Glastron is part of the Beneteau Group and continues to operate.
Glastron's facilities are located in a factory in Cadillac, Michigan. Other American Beneteau brands, such as Four Winns and Scarab, are also being assembled at the plant.
Glastron has offices in more than 50 countries located on five continents.