New ownership announced at Warrior Boats
Maple Lake, MN---Dan Klimek, president of Warrior Boats, announced today the signing of a purchase agreement to buy Warrior Boats founder, Tom LaTour, out of the company. According to Klimek, the purchase will transfer all stock and interest in the company to Bobbi Klimek and Troy LaTour, who have performed as vice-president and CEO at Warrior Boats in recent years. Dan Klimek will remain president and limited partner of the company, and once the sale is completed, assume added partnership.
"This is something we have been working on for quite some time," said Klimek from his office in Maple Lake. "The purchase off all stock and interest in the company allows us the opportunity to fulfill our dream of building the next generation of Warrior Boats, and to improve and expand on our vision for the future."
Founded in 1990, Warrior Boats has become an industry leader known for quality construction, creative design and engineering innovation, which has been a trademark in the Warrior line up of tiller steered and console steered fiberglass walleye boats.
In addition to walleye boats, Warrior added the 188 XRS and 208 XRS fiberglass bass boat series to it's boat line in 2007, and in 2008, also added the Backwater and Laker fiberglass canoe series, and the V1250 Jon Boat to diversify it's manufacturing facility.
Warrior is expected to debut two new
entry level boats, the V1475 (14'-8") rigged with a 40 hp 4-stroke
tiller (also available in 80 hp side console), and the 1890
(18'-3") BT Hawk rigged with a 90 hp 4-stroke tiller, at the
Northwest Sport Show in Minneapolis in mid-March. "As with the
V1783 introduced last year, these two new entry-level boats provide
consumers the opportunity to enjoy a quality Warrior boat at a very
affordable price," said Klimek. "With our new ownership, we are
committed to providing the best boat value on the water, and
friendly customer service through our dealer network and plant
support to go along with it."