European commerce specialists tour jet boat businesses in Valley

LEWISTON, ID - U.S. Commercial Service specialists from the Marine Tech Industry are visiting from Europe this week to take a closer look at local boat manufacturing businesses.

Aluminum, shallow craft jet boats are fairly uncommon in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Russia, locations each of the specialist represent. U.S. Commercial Service Specialist Philip Hammerstein said he's going to take the information that he's learning this week back to prospective buyers.

"To get to know the companies, to get to know the boats," said Hammerstein. "To get to know the production and design and engineering so that when we go back to Europe we can tell everything about the boat. Everything they want to know."

The representatives were taken on a tour of the Snake River Wednesday and will be returning to their respective countries on Friday.