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Century Boat Co.
The Century Boat Co. was purchased in November 1929 by George G. Eddy who engaged John L. Hacker to design a line of outboard and small inboard boats. Hacker's son, John A. Hacker was elected president of the corporation (April 1930 MotorBoating)
In 1951, the Century Boat Co. acquired the Overlakes Freight Corp., an inactive operating entity of the Nicholson-Universal Steamship Company (The Fleet Histories Series, Freshwater Press, 2003). The Century Boat Co. was then re-organized as a subsidiary of the Overlakes Corp. In 1958, Cruis-Along Boats was acquired and added as another subsidiary.