UPDATE - Mustang confirms Filipino production
The new Sports Cruiser range, which includes the 2850, 3350 and 3850, will be manufactured by Mustang's production partner in the Philippines, Australasian Marine Alliance Corp.
According to the company, Sports Cruisers destined for Asian markets will be fully built at the production facility in the Philippines reducing shipping costs and improving lead times, however, boats sold via Mustang’s Australian and NZ dealer network will be assembled to a partial stage in the Philippines and completed at the Mustang Gold Coast facility.
Australasian Marine Alliance Corp has recently released the first test production Sports Cruiser. Mustang CEO, Chris Heaton, was reportedly on hand to review his company’s strict quality requirements and was thoroughly impressed with the fitout, finish and overall attention to detail.
“The Mustang Sports Cruiser range are renowned as great value entry-level boats, and this strategy will ensure this remains true now and into the future,” said Heaton. “We have an absolute focus on delivering quality products at a great price.”
Mustang said strict quality assurances have been put in place, and will be monitored to ensure the highest quality is always maintained.
The boatbuilder said it is committed to building the Australian-designed Sports Coupé, Sports Euro and Sports Flybridge ranges at its Gold Coast production facility.
The 2850 will be the first Sports Cruiser to be released in December and will reflect the new European inspired styling, exceptional quality and performance that Mustang said features across its entire range.
With Mustang having sold more than 500 of the original 2800 Sports Cruiser, the builder said the new 2850 will be a great entry-level vessel and will be priced to meet market expectations. The 3350 and 3850 will be released in early 2010. The original Sports Cruiser range will no longer be produced.
For more information, visit www.mustangmarine.com.au
Image: Artist's impression of Mustang Sports Cruiser 2850s.