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Nashville business adding new line of boats, more jobs

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The front of the Chaparral Robalo office building in Nashville The front of the Chaparral Robalo office building in Nashville
Boats in production at the Chaparral Robalo plant in Nashville. Boats in production at the Chaparral Robalo plant in Nashville.
NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) -

More jobs could soon be coming to Nashville.

The Chaparral Robalo boat manufacturing company in Nashville is preparing to launch a new line of jet boats, which means they'll likely need to hire more employees in order to keep up with production.

"We'll have three models in the line, a 20, a 22 and a 24 and we feel that by the beginning of the '15 model year this will allow us to add approximately 80 employees to our rolls here in Nashville," said company President Jim Lane.

Lane added that the jet boats are designed for people who own a jet ski and want to step up to a boat but still want to have the same power that they're used to in their jet skis.

Lane is confident that the boats will be well received.

"We feel like we'll be able to sell our full production this year," said Lane.

The boats will be introduced to the public at the Winter Boat Show in New York in January.

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