Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1999 (Revised February 2001)

Davis Boatworks

by Howard H. Stevenson, Michael J. Roberts and Matthew C. Lieb


A successful entrepreneur is considering his need for growth financing and his desire to achieve some personal liquidity. He has arguably the most successful sportfishing boat made, but sees the need both to grow further and to reduce his personal exposure to a cyclical business.

Keywords: Growth Management; Business Growth and Maturation; Personal Finance; Entrepreneurship; Manufacturing Industry;


Stevenson, Howard H., Michael J. Roberts, and Matthew C. Lieb. "Davis Boatworks." Harvard Business School Case 899-248, April 1999. (Revised February 2001.)