What is custom ? :
The way we see it, a true custom built boat is the
product of customer input even before the first layer of gel coat is
sprayed. The customer's intended use and specific needs such as deck and
cockpit layout, ergonomic placement of grab bars, controls and seating,
everything down to the texture of nonskid on decks and the floor. Others
claim custom, but in reality they only offer custom rigging post production.
Why custom built ? :
You deserve a boat that is built to fit you,
instead of having to adapt to someone else's idea of what is functional for
their given needs. You get a one of a kind boat that works for you, and
often hold's it's resale value better than production models.
Does it cost more ? :
No, in fact it's more economical, as you are
paying for the features you want, not things you don't need.
Long Bay do it ? :
We own our facility, land and equipment, this low
overhead allows us to build one of a kind boats to your exacting
specifications. In addition, everything is in-house which includes: our own
Naval Architect, custom canvas shop, trailer dealership, fiberglass part's
production, CAD design, rigging specialists and a direct sales team. We are
platinum level Mercury and Suzuki dealers and offer on site fiberglass and
motor repair. We also own Polar Products, a marine fiberglass fabrication
company offering over 300 production marine products from consoles to
coolers, dock boxes, and leaning posts.
Why don't the others do
custom ? :
Honest answer........ We have no idea!
Darin Strickland - (Owner/Designer/Architect):
Ben - (Shipwright):