Raider Outboards Inc. was established in 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral Trade Zone 136 expanded with the addition of Raider Outboards, Inc., as the new free zone operator.
The specialty outboard motor maker based in Titusville, Fla. Recently received approval for its expansion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners to support the company’s growth as a supplier to NATO countries abroad.
“Our foreign trade zone is developing as a resource for businesses in the region seeking a competitive advantage in the global market,” said Captain John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral.
“Raider Outboards is a success story for a small business with a bright future that translates into success for our entire region. “
Raider Outboards is a United States owned and operated company that designs, manufactures and supports a line of lightweight, submersible, multi-fuel, military-grade outboard motors and related parts for use in marine environments. very demanding for a wide range of users. including military, search and rescue, and commercial / retail.
“As a foreign trade zone operator, we anticipate that our international business will experience increased growth opportunities,” said George Woodruff, president of Raider Outboards.
“Raider is thrilled to be a member of FTZ # 136 Port Canaveral, and we look forward to growing and creating more jobs in this community. “
Raider Outboards was established in 2015 as a small company specializing in building outboard motors for the US military.
The company initially contracted with US Air Force Special Forces and has since expanded to supply products for the US Navy, US Army, US Marines, US Space Force and NASA.
In 2019, Raider Outboard expanded its operations to supply its products to NATO countries with a first sale in the Netherlands. The company reports that it now operates in more than six countries.
Established in 1987, Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone No.136 offers benefits to companies engaged in international trade, such as discounts on free trade costs, duty-free storage and jet fuel for international flights. .
The concept of a foreign trade zone was developed to encourage international trade by American companies and preserve American jobs.
For more information on Raider Outboards Inc., visit RaiderOutboards.com
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