Chaparral Wins Powerboat Magazine 'Boat of the Year' Award

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Marine Products Corporation

    ATLANTA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Products Corporation (Amex:   MPX)
 today reported that Chaparral Boats, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has
 won the prestigious Powerboat Magazine "Boat of the Year" award in the
 Runabout category.  This is the third consecutive year in which Chaparral has
 won a "Boat of the Year" award.  Since 1981, the company has been awarded
 twenty-two Powerboat Magazine Awards for Product Excellence, including eight
 coveted "Boat of the Year" awards.
         (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010413/ATF001 )
     This year's winner was the newly designed Chaparral 220 SSi, a state-of-
 the-art 22 foot bowrider, designed for comfort and convenience.  Describing
 the boat, Powerboat Magazine stated the following, "tracking was perfectly
 straight at all speeds, even during sudden deceleration.  This boat handles
 perfectly and is totally predictable.  That is exactly what you need in a
 family boat."  The article also noted: "mold and gelcoat work on the 220 SSi
 far exceeded production-boat standards.  Chaparral has a knack for that -- we
 continually see solid workmanship in the products coming out of the Nashville,
 Ga. based company."
     Chaparral Boats (http://www.chaparralboats.com ), founded in 1965, is the
 third largest domestic manufacturer of sterndrive fiberglass recreational
 boats.  The company designs and produces a comprehensive range of boats from
 18 to 35 feet in length, including Signature cruisers, SSi sportboats, and
 Sunesta deckboats.  The company's mission is to enhance its customers' boating
 experience by providing them with high quality, innovative powerboats.
 
     For information contact:
     BEN M. PALMER
     2170 Piedmont Road
     Atlanta, GA  30324
     404-321-2140
 
 

SOURCE Marine Products Corporation
    ATLANTA, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Products Corporation (Amex:   MPX)
 today reported that Chaparral Boats, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, has
 won the prestigious Powerboat Magazine "Boat of the Year" award in the
 Runabout category.  This is the third consecutive year in which Chaparral has
 won a "Boat of the Year" award.  Since 1981, the company has been awarded
 twenty-two Powerboat Magazine Awards for Product Excellence, including eight
 coveted "Boat of the Year" awards.
         (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010413/ATF001 )
     This year's winner was the newly designed Chaparral 220 SSi, a state-of-
 the-art 22 foot bowrider, designed for comfort and convenience.  Describing
 the boat, Powerboat Magazine stated the following, "tracking was perfectly
 straight at all speeds, even during sudden deceleration.  This boat handles
 perfectly and is totally predictable.  That is exactly what you need in a
 family boat."  The article also noted: "mold and gelcoat work on the 220 SSi
 far exceeded production-boat standards.  Chaparral has a knack for that -- we
 continually see solid workmanship in the products coming out of the Nashville,
 Ga. based company."
     Chaparral Boats (http://www.chaparralboats.com ), founded in 1965, is the
 third largest domestic manufacturer of sterndrive fiberglass recreational
 boats.  The company designs and produces a comprehensive range of boats from
 18 to 35 feet in length, including Signature cruisers, SSi sportboats, and
 Sunesta deckboats.  The company's mission is to enhance its customers' boating
 experience by providing them with high quality, innovative powerboats.
 
     For information contact:
     BEN M. PALMER
     2170 Piedmont Road
     Atlanta, GA  30324
     404-321-2140
 
 SOURCE  Marine Products Corporation