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Rush Performance Marine

Founded by Grier Rush in Maywood CA in the early 1970's. Closed down in April of 2012.

A total of 18 boats were built:

(12) 20ft 10' GN V-drives
(4) 20ft. 10' mini day cruisers 2 were I/O 2 were V-drives

Lay up & gel done at Mel's.

2014-05-13 15:09
Stoller Custom Marine

Located at Pass-a-Grille Marine in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Founded by Dave Stoller, who built several different hulls, but not many of each. He built a couple of different flatbottoms, a family style v-bottom and a GN style V-bottom. They were all well made.

2014-05-13 13:28
Kieth Black Racing Engines 2014-05-12 20:14

Owned and founded by Harold Hannaman, Halroy produced a limited number of endurance racing flatbottoms- a total of 12 boats were made and rigged by them. Only 2 of the boats had nailhead Buick motors.

2014-05-12 08:55

Founded by Terry Frahs, the boats were manufactured at Cha Ter Marine, at 7585 Wilson Blvd in Jacksonville Florida. Many if not all of the boats were hand laid fiberglass with a super shallow 6 degree strut angle.

One of their boats took #1 in points in Super Stock in 1973.

2014-05-12 08:38
D&D Marine

D&D Marine were two guys from Burbank CA, Eddie Drugman and Art Dufault, who in the late 1960's and early 1970's fabricated and built custom wood decks for Irv Brendel/Hondo Boats. They built a flatbottom mold in the late 1960's/early 1970's that was highly influenced by the Hondo flatbottom design at the time. It was alleged that the last 43 inches of their boat was a direct splash of the Hondo flatbottom and everything forward of that was their design. The D&D hull was a little pointer in the bow than the Hondo and two inches shorter in length (D&D 17 ' 8 " vrs Hondo 17 ' 10 ").

2014-03-19 14:14
Charger Hydro/Marine Ltd.

Charger was started and owned by the legendary Ron Ehde, who later sold it. They made the Charger Hydro, a very innovative hull, as well as ski and race flatbottoms. Some of the flats were competitive in SS.

2013-11-22 09:05
Ronco Marine Engineering

Ronco was Ron Ehde's boat rigging and repair company. It was located at 258 Via Del Norte, Oceanside, CA 92054.

2013-11-22 09:00
MIze Boats 2013-11-02 15:05
Bel Air Boats

Broke off from Belmont Boats and built 25 boats. 2 are know to still exist. Was located at 8965 Skyway Drive, Paradise, CA.

2013-10-17 13:52
Hall-Craft Boat Works

Hall-Craft produced marine equipment starting in the early 60s. They specialized in V-drives and related hardware, although they also made other equipment such as fins and struts.

2013-10-17 13:23

Nicson was a marine equipment manufacturer. They had a complete line of equipment, including engine plates, exhaust manifolds, struts, cav plate hardware and water pumps.

2013-10-17 11:52

Made a few outboards and flatbottoms. Both were heavy but had good lines. The founder, ? Starbuck lives in Lake Havasu. Wendell Page was involved in the testing of these boats back in the mid 70s.

2013-10-15 13:53

Aquacraft history here!

2013-10-12 19:19

This is a generic manufacturer for any home built hull. These could be any custom design for any purpose. Home built hulls based on published plans (Such as Glen-L) should be listed as made by Glen-L.

2013-09-20 12:02

Biesemeyer is almost synonymous with circle racing flatbottoms. Most of the hulls that compete in these classes are known as "B-boats" after the Biesemeyer design.

Biesemeyer was started in 1958 by Rusty Biesemeyer, manufacturing runabouts and 4-point hydros. Julian Pettengill got involved later and eventually bought out the rights to Biesemeyer name, building them under the name Arizona Ski Boats. It was later taken over/sold to Norm Brown in the 80s, and then the molds were sold to Steele Marine. R.B. Boats got involved somewhere along the line.

2013-09-14 19:59
Javelin Boats 2013-09-06 13:23

Boats were built in Brooklyn, Michigan in the 60s and 70s. Mostly used as ski boats but a few were raced.

2013-09-02 06:35

Record boats made a few hydros in the 1970s.

2013-09-01 21:06
Wriedt Custom Boats

Started by Jerry Wriedt.

2013-05-09 22:07