May 14. 2012 7:00AM - Last modified: May 14. 2012 7:06AM

OCONTO - Market rebounds for area boat builders

Waters have been choppy for many boat and yacht builders since the onset of the Great Recession nearly five years ago.

But builders that weathered the economic downturn are optimistic as the industry makes headway with increasing sales.

"The domestic market is definitely on the rebound," said Mark Pedersen, president of KCS International Inc. "I think you're seeing a lot of the used boat market cleaned up and new product is now what consumers are looking for."

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