StartUp Toledo - The Ramsey Brothers
In the midst of the Roaring Twenties the desire for fun, frivolity, speed, and sport set the stage for a boom in production of the then-new mahogany runabout. Capitalizing on this growing market, the Indian Lake Boat Company in Lima, Ohio developed a line of fast runabouts with the evocative name of Dart. The Dart line of boats attracted the attention of investors in Toledo, Ohio, and in 1928 a new company was formed, the Dart Boat Company of Toledo Ohio.
Today’s models are built to the same exacting standards and exquisite detail of the original boats, but incorporate modern power and improved hull construction for ease of use and simplicity of maintenance.
Join us this month as we welcome Scott and Dave Ramsey of Ramsey Brothers Restorations — and owners of the iconic Dart Boat Company brand — as they tell us more about Dart history, building a craft-based business in Toledo, and dabbling in Toledo politics.