Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans expansion, adding 100 jobs

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Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans a $8.3 million expansion.

The growth of the company is expected to create 100 new jobs, according to a company press release. . A new satellite facility will be built for Tidewater’s larger model saltwater boats at 1 Brickyard Road near I-20 and U.S. 1 in Lexington.

Tidewater was created in 2006 by Chris Martin and Jimmy Metts with five models of boats. It has grown rapidly, and now Tidewater Boats features 24 models that are up-to 32 feet in length.