First of all I no longer work for them, but I am not mad at them nor do I have any interest in the either way. And they aren't mad at me, I left to go cruising
Henry no longer has any interest in the boat of the operations, and the split was not pretty
The design is the same but the management of the boat is different. They do have some of the original employees and they are very good at what they do. The labor force has a ton of pride in what they do, and, if left alone
can build a quality boat!!!
The bad news is that the management team is new at building boats, and are having problems with the learning
curve. Deadlines are tough for them, the current
boat is over a year in construction.
They purchased all the molds from Henry and it is pretty miuch the same boat at this point. BUT THEY ARE DISCUSSING SOME CHANGES IN HULL DESIGN. Which in my opinion is a mistake. The design is a VERY fast and light weight boat. It goes back to "If it ain't broke don't fix it".
Now it is pretty much somewhat a custom boat. But the current managers don't know how to say no to changes that will hamper the operation and speed of the design.
Henry did a very good job of design and building, but in my opinion, just lacked any form of marketin ability. ANd that is one item that seems the current owners have not dealt with. And in my opinion do not give the priority that needs to be given to remain a viable boat builder
Keep in mind that in my opinion it is a GOOD design, and a well made boat, as long it is not loaded down and as long as the "engineer" is not allowed to make the changes he has spoke of!!!!!!!