Unveiling Of Airboat Could Lead To More Jobs In Kansas

By: Ariana Cohen
By: Ariana Cohen

MERIDEN, Kan. (WIBW)_Neal Spencer hopes what's under this tarp will propel his family's business into the future.
Spencer first owned and operated, Ernest Spencer, a metal fabrication company and after 90 years of business, Spencer and another man had an idea.

"Just so happened we had a guy in our office that had an idea of a boat company and he was looking for a partner," said Spencer.

The other man was designer, Shane Lavalette.

"And one thing led to another and that's how we formed 'Dynamarine,'" said Lavalette.

The two men joined to form a new subsidiary, Dynamarine. Their passion for boats led to the unveiling of the 'Vapor 158' airboat.

Airboats are predominantly used in swamps and rivers for hunting and fishing. And Spencer claims this is different from any other on the market.

"Most specifically it's the quality and the craftsmanship," said Spencer.

Jefferson County Commissioner, Wayne Ledbetter, said the expansion is good news for the local economy.

"Some expansion which will lead to additional jobs and business activity..," said Ledbetter.

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