Bryton Marine Group named Canada’s Best Managed Gold Standard Recipient

Bryton Marine Group named Canada’s Best Managed Gold Standard Recipient

Vernon, BC – Family-owned Bryton Marine Group has been recognized as a Best Managed Gold Standard company. Bryton is among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies demonstrating leadership in areas of strategy, capabilities, innovation, culture, commitment and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Founded in 1992, Bryton is the largest privately owned welded aluminum boat builder in North America. It’s comprised of four business units, representing five brands: All American Marine, BRIX Marine, Duckworth, Weldcraft, EagleCraft and KingFisher Boats. Each business operates independently while sharing best practices, strategic initiatives and identifying market trends which drive innovation within each diverse market segment.

“Our group of companies work collaboratively to seize opportunities and embrace innovation,” said Byron Bolton, Bryton CEO. “The recreational marine industry has experienced a record surge in demand. Thanks to our teams’ boundless culture and commitment to our values, we have been able to rise to meet consumer expectations.”

Bryton Marine Group’s management structure creates synergistic opportunities including sharing domain knowledge to reach business-wide goals. This strong culture has been key to ensuring a safe working environment, while meeting consumer expectations despite supply chain constraints across the marine industry.

Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world‑class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

“The 2022 Best Managed winners exemplify innovation, adaptability, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co‑Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “Over the past year, these forward‑forging companies have pivoted to successfully respond to challenges and capitalize on new opportunities, leveraging industry‑leading competencies to maximize their investments and drive sustainable growth.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.


About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Saleforce, and TMX Group. For more information, visit


About Bryton

Family-owned Bryton is the largest privately owned builder of welded aluminum boats for commercial and recreational markets in North America. Bryton Marine Group includes; All American Marine, BRIX Marine, EagleCraft, Renaissance Marine Group and KingFisher Boats. Bryton holds sacred its entrepreneurial spirit while taking advantage of its diverse portfolio. Each company operates independently while sharing common principles, planning guidelines and goals. Bryton strives for excellence in advanced tooling, engineering, design and naval architecture. Bryton’s overarching goal to “enrich lives while spending time on the water”. Headquartered in Vernon B.C., Bryton has grown to 415 employees, with the #1 market share for welded aluminum boats in North America.


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