Our Boat Builders

Craig Blackwell

    Craig Blackwell has spent a lifetime in boat building. He started building boats in 1973 when he was just 16 years old in his hometown of Bay City, Michigan. He served a 5-year apprenticeship with Gougeon Brothers, the developers West System Resin, where...

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Sheldon Midgette

Charter Captain and Boat Builder,1929-2004 One of the most colorful and respected charter captains and boat builders on the Outer Banks is Sheldon Midgett. Born in 1929, Sheldon began his commercial fishing career as a teenager. He fished pound nets and gill nets...

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Ricky Scarborough

Seldom does the reputation of a boat builder extend beyond the boundaries of his geographic region. Not so with Ricky Scarborough. His boats have become the epitome of Carolina style sport fishing boats and Ricky Scarborough is known far and wide for his beautifully...

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Buddy Davis

Legendary North Carolina boat builder and fisherman, Carson R. “Buddy” Davis, Jr. passed away on January 17, 2011 after a lengthy illness.. Among his many accomplishments, Buddy Davis is credited with building more than 350 boats; bringing yacht finishes to...

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Sunny Briggs

Thomas H. Briggs, III, a.k.a. Sunny, started fishing at just 12 years old. “I was a Kitty Hawker, and I was in awe of the Oregon Inlet captains and their beautiful boats. I kept bugging Lee Perry for a job as a mate on his boat. He was a Kitty Hawker too, and I needed...

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Taylor Harrison

Written by Mallory Harrison, Taylor's daughter Taylor Harrison was the founder and owner of Taylor Made Boats. He was not only a wonderful boat builder, but an advocate for continual education in the boat building community and a friend to everyone. I’m sure he was...

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