Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone #136 Expands with Addition of Raider Outboards, Inc.

11/23/2021

US-owned and operated specialty outboard motor manufacturer planning for international market expansion

Raider Outboards employees building motors for export
Photo: Canaveral Port Authority
 
Port Canaveral, FL – Nov. 23, 2021 - Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #136 has expanded with the addition of Raider Outboards, Inc., as a new FTZ operator. The Titusville, Florida based specialized outboard motor manufacturer recently received approval for its expansion from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners in support of the company’s growth as a supplier to NATO countries overseas. 

“Our Foreign Trade Zone is growing as a resource for area companies aiming for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port CEO. “Raider Outboards is a small business success story with a bright future which translates into success for our entire region.” 
 
Raider Outboards, Inc. is a U.S.-owned and operated company that designs, produces, and supports a line of military-grade, multi-fuel, submersible, lightweight outboard motors and associated parts for use in highly demanding maritime environments for a wide range of users including military, Search & Rescue, and commercial/retail. 
 
“As a Foreign Trade Zone operator, we anticipate our international business will experience increased growth opportunities, said George Woodruff, President, Raider Outboards. “Raider is excited to be a member of Port Canaveral FTZ #136, and we look forward to expanding and creating more jobs in this community.”
 
Raider Outboards, Inc. Headquarters in Titusville
Photo: Canaveral Port Authority

Raider Outboards, Inc. was established in 2015 as a small business specializing in building outboard motors for the United States military.  The company’s first contracted with the U.S. Air Force Special Forces and has since expanded into supplying products for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Space Force, and NASA.  In 2019, Raider Outboard expanded operations to supply its products to NATO countries with an initial sale to The Netherlands. The company reports it is now operating in over six countries. 
 
Established in 1987, Port Canaveral’s Foreign Trade Zone #136 offers advantages to businesses dealing in international trade, such as free-trade cost discounts, duty-free storage and jet fuel for international flights. The foreign trade zone concept was developed to encourage international trade by American companies and to preserve American jobs. 

For more information about Raider Outboards, Inc., visit www.raideroutboards.com

For more information about Port Canaveral Foreign Trade Zone #136, visit:
https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cargo/FTZ-136