SkipperLiner is On the Road with Jason Davis

October 4th 2012

LaCrosse, WI - Tune into Channel 5 (the ABC affiliate) this Sunday, October 7th at 10:35 p.m. to see SkipperLiner “On the Road with Jason Davis.” The segment features Jeb Griffith, owner of SkipperLiner, and the 2013 SkipperLiner Commander 650 SL. The story airs after the 10 p.m. news and again on Monday, October 8th between 11:00 a.m. and Noon.

The Commander 650 "Redefines Boating"

"The 2013 SkipperLiner Commander 650 SL redefines boating performance and the boating experience," says Jeb Griffith, the highly successful southern Minnesota entrepreneur, who rescued the company and 30 jobs from bankruptcy at the height of the financial crisis. Griffith should know. Prior to acquiring the storied boat works, he previously owned seven SkipperLiner vessels that he used vigorously on the Mississippi River and along the Gulf Coast of Florida!

"Who is the Commander being built for?" asks Griffith rhetorically. "It's an ideal second home for a retiring and adventurous executive who loves boating, and it would make a perfect family pleasure vessel in any climate or along any waterway except deep ocean faring.”
About SkipperLiner,

SkipperLiner is the country’s largest manufacturer of yachts, houseboats and passenger vessels in the United States, anchored on the banks of the Mississippi, in the largest yacht building and marine supplier state in the country, Wisconsin. It is also one of the only passenger vessel builders in the U.S. to manufacture the entire vessel, from fabrication to paint coating to final assembly, indoors. Its climate-controlled facility delivers efficient labor, tight quality control and timely delivery. The Mississippi River out its back door provides worldwide access to SkipperLiner, a key service feature.

· SkipperLiner remains the largest builder of 149 passenger dinner cruise vessels in the United States, and the recipient of over 30 awards for design innovation since 1984.

· Its houseboats are renowned for their classic style, attention to detail and durable steel or aluminum hulls. That’s why they hold their lasting value for such a long time. In fact, most SkipperLiner owners enjoy their boats for 10 years more.

· Its Design Studio portfolio features hundreds of different passenger vessel designs, all guaranteed for safety and approved by the United States Coast Guard.

· Although especially popular in the waters of the West, SkipperLiners can be found throughout the yachting world. No matter the waterway, just about every owner has the same story about their SkipperLiner: beautiful, safe and built to last!

For more information about SkipperLiner -- or to interview Jeb Griffith -- please contact Gary Smith at 1-877-SLBOATS or send an email to