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Ron Jackson
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19 comments

  1. chadajackson says:

    Hi Kent,
    Thank you for the interest in GREW.
    In November 2011 my father, Ron Jackson, purchased the intellectual properties of the company (Company names, Domain names, Photos, logos, Electronic Files). For 4 years we didn’t do anything with the property but, since I had some time on my hands in late 2015, I started researching the history of the brand. I have learned some amazing things about Grew’s history and, I endeavour to revive the brand, to restore the legacy of a great name in boating heritage. What does that mean? I am not sure yet but, I do continue to research. Additionally, I am in discussion with some of Canada’s leading marine historians and a couple Canadian boat-builders that continue to build with true craftsmanship, just as they did when Grew began.
    If you have any photos of you, or others enjoying Grew products, and wish to share them, please send them to me and, I will start a gallery on the web-page, of Classic Grew memories, or something like that.
    Thanks again for your interest.

  2. chadajackson says:

    Hello Doug,
    This sounds like an exciting project and, I can’t wait to see the finished product.
    Currently ‘Grew.ca’ is just a project in development, sadly I am not equipped to help. We are not currently building any boats. The old boat moulds, and engineer drawings for a boat from the 70s are unfortunately not available; from Grew.ca. There was a fire at the original Penetanguishene manufacturing facility, and headquarters, back in the 90s; this fire destroyed everything. Grew was reborn out of the ashes, as a brand alone. Your boat comes from an era that pre-dates the boats built in Owen Sound. During the 70s your boat was likely a SlickCraft model, when Grew was building boats, for SlickCraft out of Michigan. These are critically acclaimed boat models, created by a true craftsman that learned his craft at Chris Craft, before striking out on his own. My goal is to document the history of Grew boats on this website, and I have hope to revive a truly great Canadian name in boating heritage.
    With this stated, Grew.ca will research how to help you and, I hope to get back to you with better information soon.
    I hope I can help.
    Best of luck with your boat!

    Chad Jackson

  3. Ashley says:

    Just bought Grew boat tag says: DOT11568 60 1425 Grew Limited ss150 wondering what year it is – any info appreciated thank you:)

  4. chadajackson says:

    Try these Ontario businesses:
    http://www.ontarioboatwreckers.com/

    Kawartha Marine Boat Wreckers & Recycling

  5. chadajackson says:

    Hello Colin,
    Sadly Grew.ca is not yet in a position to help you with this information.
    The company as it existed in 2011 no longer exists, and the product information I have from these boats does not include the rating information that you seek.

    One day in the future Grew.ca will offer a place where Grew Boat Owners and enthusiasts can access archived information. If you find the Product Manuals that you seek, please send me digital copies, so we can share these with other boat-owners?

    Thank you!

  6. chadajackson says:

    Hello Jerry,
    My apologies for the delay in our response.
    Unfortunately the product manuals, and detailed product information for all of GREW’s vessels are not available to us, having been destroyed in a couple of fires that the company experienced in its history. GREW is in redevelopment of the brand alone, and has not yet begun building boats, since the 2011 shut-down. Our goal is to build an archive of product information, available to boat-owners online, to support GREW customers, and enthusiasts but, this process has not yet begun. If you do find product information about your Bow-Rider, please do share photos and, documentation with us, for the benefit of other GREW boat owners.
    Thank you, and Good luck!

  7. chadajackson says:

    Hello Tim,

    We’ll do our best to help you determine the year and model of your boat.
    Please do send me the photo to the email address on the site?
    Please include all of the information you have on the boat, including photos of any badging, or stamped numbers on the boat.
    Thank you!

  8. chadajackson says:

    Hello Rocky,
    As noted in previous responses to other Grew Boat owners, facing similar challenges, Grew Manufacturing is not in the position to provide facts, specifications, or literature from legacy boat-models. Grew’s current existence is as a brand alone, with future plans to manufacture boats again in the future.
    Unfortunately the literature from legacy boat models was not managed properly over the years, throughout several company eras. The records for your boat were likely destroyed in a fire, when the company still existed in Penetang.
    Other Grew enthusiasts have found Owners Manuals, and other literature on eBay, and other sources.
    My apologies for our inability to assist you.

  9. chadajackson says:

    Hello Walter,

    Unfortunately, as noted in previous responses to other Grew Boat owners, facing similar challenges, Grew Manufacturing is not in the position to provide facts, specifications, or literature from legacy boat-models. Grew’s current existence is as a brand alone, with future plans to manufacture boats again in the future.
    Unfortunately the literature from legacy boat models was not managed properly over the years, throughout several company eras.
    Other Grew enthusiasts have found Owners Manuals, and other literature on eBay, and other sources.
    My apologies for our inability to assist you.

    Please send us photos of your boat, and if you find any information about it, please share this information for other Boat-owners who have been left without information about the boat they love.
    Thank you!

  10. chadajackson says:

    Hello Chris,
    My sincere apologies for not responding, or commenting on your post sooner.
    I love your story about your 186 and, I hope that you get a lot of enjoyment out of the vessel.
    Please send me pictures, when you have it ship-shape.
    Do you need help sourcing an upholsterer for the interior, or have you found someone already?
    Please do send me the contact information from your contractors, so that I can share your findings (and rated service), with other Grew owners.
    Thank you!

  11. chadajackson says:

    Hello Gregory,
    I am sorry but Grew Boat Manufacturing is not currently building boats, nor is the current company able to support any certifications, or warranties. I corresponded with another European boat-owner in the recent past, regarding CE certification; it appears to be a challenge for the re-sale of boats. I wish I could help but, I am unable to. All I can state is that all GREW Boats were built to exceed CE Regulations but, I have nothing to support the claim, aside from the marketing material.

  12. chadajackson says:

    Please email me a more detailed question and, I will see if I can help.

  13. chadajackson says:

    Hi Ulises,
    GREW.ca does not have value information for you, but please send a photo, and description of your boat. I am happy to post the photo and information here, to see if we can attract you a buyer.
    There are often many GREW boats available on Kijiji, perhaps you could determine the value simply by seeing what the market is demanding.
    Our apologies for not having the information you seek.
    Good luck

  14. chadajackson says:

    I am sorry but this information is not available.

  15. chadajackson says:

    Look for the Serial number at the Starboard-Stern of your vessel.
    The number should be stamped into the gel-coat.
    The letters and numbers will reveal the Country of Manufacture, the Manufacturer, the unique serial number, and the last digits are the date of manufacture.

    I hope this helps.

  16. chadajackson says:

    Try the following Ontario businesses:

    http://www.ontarioboatwreckers.com/

    Kawartha Marine Boat Wreckers & Recycling

  17. chadajackson says:

    Hi Eric,
    Any parts need to be either from a wrecked-boat, or aftermarket parts that are compatible.
    Grew.ca is unable to assist with parts and repairs.

  18. chadajackson says:

    Sorry Grew.ca does not have this information.
    Best option is weighing your vehicle and trailer in isolation, then weigh with the boat, and subtract the difference.

  19. chadajackson says:

    Hi Lucien,

    Were you able to find out the information you seek?
    Our apologies for not responding earlier.
    I believe there is a post explaining serial numbers elsewhere on the site; please have a read.
    I’m guessing that it is a 1980, based upon the number you have emailed.
    The other information you seek is not available, based upon the code you have noted, and Grew.ca is not equipped for the information you need.
    I hope this helps somewhat.

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