Charting the course

From wrought and cast iron products for construction, the Flour City Ornamental Iron Company had developed additional proficiency in aluminum.

An Ingenious Idea meets a passion for design

Company president Harry J. Neils imagined a way of putting this know-how and talent to good use: producing aluminum boats for the Upper Midwest’s active angling community. The Alumacraft brand was born, becoming one of the very first aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States.

Designed to meet consumer needs

In the booming economy of the 1950s, consumers earned more, bought more, and wanted more from what they bought.

The trend toward greater comfort, more style and added features continued with the Queen Merrie. Super sleek with its one-piece extrusion gunwale side decks and coaming, it boasted an optional sporty convertible canvas top or elegant fiberglass hard top, with back-to-back open seating also possible.

A New Home In Which To Grow

We moved to a brand new 100,000 square-foot plant in Saint Peter, MN.

Focusing on the decades of craftsmanship and expertise our workforce had developed in manipulating aluminum to shape our early boat models, we began producing stretch-formed hulls, consisting of two sheets of aluminum.

50 Years,
500,000 Boats

By the time we celebrated our golden anniversary, we had made over half a million boats.

We dedicated our half century of success by introducing the revolutionary 2XB hull design. Signifying “twice the boat”, the 2XB was a twin-plated one-piece deep V, with larger spray rails and aircraft-grade rivets

Your Fishing Freedom

Joining Forces With Like Minds

Our track record of design innovation and focus on the customer experience, coupled with our talented, dedicated workforce, mirrored the attributes that have brought success to BRP. This made Alumacraft the perfect choice for the powersports manufacturer as it created its new Marine Group.

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