MarineMax the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced this week the acquisition of KCS International, better known as Cruisers Yachts, headquartered in Oconto. Cruisers Yachts is recognized as one of the world’s premier manufacturers of premium yachts, producing models from 33’ to 60’ feet. Cruisers, due to demand, recently announced the expansion of their production capacity by purchasing a 216,000 square foot, purpose-built boat manufacturing plant in Pulaski that formerly built the Carver and Marquis yacht brands. Such expansion allows Cruisers to more than double its capacity over time. MarineMax’s acquisition of Cruisers Yachts ensures it will always have a premium, American built yacht in its product portfolio. MarineMax accounts for nearly half of Cruisers’ revenue on an annual basis. Cruisers employs 350 workers and is hiring for both its Oconto and Pulaski locations.