As an update to a previous post I wrote back in June 2009 about the irony of a Rapid Growth feature story on Grand Craft and how two months later Grand Craft shut down operations for financial reasons. Apparently Grand Craft left many commissioned boat projects in limbo and The Holland Sentinel sheds some light on how Anchorage Marine is helping one customer with their commissioned boat (link here). It is a nice story about how some former Grand Craft employees are back working on a 42 ft boat, with their new employer Anchorage Marine. Hopefully Anchorage will continue building these beautiful wooden boats, and keeping that craftsmanship a part of Holland.
In fact if you drive by their former location on 24th Street and Ottawa Avenue you will see a boat sitting out in front with a tarp on it. I wonder if this is another customer looking to get their boat finished.