KingFisher Boats is Gold Standard Best Managed Winner
Vernon, BC – KingFisher Boats, family-owned aluminum boat builder, has successfully retained its Best Managed status, becoming a Gold Standard winner.
KingFisher Boats has been one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2018. This past year brought new challenges, but with a rock-solid strategic plan, budget focus, and a focused safety plan on keeping employees and community safe KingFisher Boats was able to thrive.
“We are very proud to be a Best Managed Gold Standard company” said Byron Bolton, CEO. “Being recognized year after year demonstrates our senior team’s strong leadership, strategy, and focus on our people and community. In 2020 we have seen record demand as new boaters are propelling sales as they find ways to recreate locally.”
Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel. 2021 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include making employee health a top priority, acting with an increased sense of purpose and social responsibility, and a significantly heightened focus on cash flow.
“This year’s Best Managed winners demonstrate the organizational grit required to thrive in these increasingly uncertain times,” said Kari Lockhart, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “By putting their people first, and showing the courage to experiment and take risks, they were able to overcome some of today’s most pressing challenges. This year’s winners were able to succeed because they weren’t afraid to fail.”
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 $25 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 andb 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, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
About KingFisher Boats
KingFisher Boats is a world leader in the design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of heavy-gauge aluminum boats. We build and distribute 31 models in 5 series: Offshore, Coastal, Sport, Multi-Species and River Jet for families, fisherman and adventurers alike. Our extensive dealer network spans from California to Alaska to Quebec. The KingFisher Center of Excellence is a comprehensive fully integrated manufacturing facility with 162 employees who handcraft every KingFisher Boat, one at a time, with incredible skill and passion. KingFisher Boats is the founding company within Bryton Marine Group which includes diversified commercial and recreational builders: EagleCraft, All American Marine, Brix Marine, Duckworth, Weldcraft and Northwest Boats.