Welcome to Long Bay Custom Boat Works
After 30 plus years of building custom flats boats
and marine fiberglass products, we've come to a few conclusions....(1) A drier
riding, tighter handling more functional line of skinny boats simply does not
exist. (2) You will not find a better value in a truly custom built flats boat.
(3) Some people still think that taking a wet test doesn't include
stalking down a school of fat, willing Redfish!I
Long Bay Custom Boat Works was founded nearly 20 years ago by Naval Architect Darin Strickland in Southport North Carolina, a quiet coastal town along the banks of the Cape Fear River. Hundreds of square miles of undeveloped beach, with some of the most fertile flats and estuaries on the East Coast which lie just across the mouth of a river made famous for it's ability to beat boats and their occupants into submission.
That's exactly what led to the birth of the company that prides itself in building boats that do what few others can..... able to make blazing runs across, turbulent waters yet afford the shallow draft and maneuverability of those built only for shallow protected waters. Long Bay takes it one step further in it's charge not to just build a better skiff to order, but to truly custom build boats to their customer's varying needs and specifications.