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Old 05-29-2014, 02:40 PM   #26
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Vessel Name: Ozimo IV
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Originally Posted by dannc View Post
There is a metal boat builder in Merritt, NC., ::::: CUSTOM STEEL BOATS :::::. They are building some trawlers but they build commercial boats as well. I know they have built at least one Diesel Duck from plans bought by the owner. The company built the hull and and pilot house and shipped it to the owners backyard in MA. The owner is finishing the boat and the wood work is art work.

Have you considered buying plans you like and having the boat built locally?

I vote for the metal boats - there are many really great buys out there and most were built in America. My Dad recently delivered a Duck from the builder in Turkey to Uruguay. I have delivered a couple of dozen ships from Turkish builders - mostly gulets. As far as I'm concerned there no boat built as well as what they can build - wood or metal.
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