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Jul 29, 2010

The Nautique Team in Guatemala

ORLANDO, FLA (July 29, 2010) — Earlier this week, a group of Nautique employees travelled internationally for four days to spend a portion of their summer helping several impoverished families in Guatemala.

Outside of Guatemala City about 45 minutes, Nautique employees served a community whose homes were built on abandoned railroad tracks. Nautique employees provided materials and manual labor to build bunk beds from scratch. The team were guests at the community’s local church service on Sunday and also made, and distributed, gift bags for 150 of the community’s children.

This year’s trip to Guatemala follows three other international service trips the company’s employees have taken since 2007. On previous trips the company’s employees travelled (twice) to Mexico to build homes for needy families and also once travelled to Nicaragua to serve in a shelter for homeless teenage mothers and their children.

Nautique’s Board Chairman, Ken Meloon, who travelled with the group to Guatemala, said, “Serving in Guatemala with the Nautique team was an incredible experience. I am very proud of the service culture that has developed at the company my grandfather founded!”

“Guatemala was an amazing experience for everyone and this trip demonstrates the incredible kindness and service culture of our Nautique employees,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “I am thankful to be a part of a team that is not only committed to building the world’s best boats, but also committed to helping those less fortunate,” Yeargin added.

To read Bill Yeargin’s Nautique Insider CEO blog with more details regarding Nautique employees serving in Guatemala,