Craig Blackwell Custom Boats

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by RichieRichNJ732, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. RichieRichNJ732
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    RichieRichNJ732 New Member

    Looking for some info on cold mold boats first hand experience and any info Blackwell boats .. I have been on fiberglass boats my whole life and know them inside and out but this cold mold stuff is new to me i have fished on a couple custom carolinas over the years . I have always been told they are awesome boats but a broker i was speaking with said why would you wanna buy a "crackwell"... I am interested in a 2003 61' it has 1300 hp 12 cylined mechanical MANN diesels and the owner claims it burn 70gph @ 31 knots and tops out @ 36 knots boat is very very clean I did a walk through and am in love with the boat before i put the 100k down payment i would like to find out more
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    He is a good friend of mine and I used to be his loftman and do a lot of building too. I have known him for about twenty years and can vouch for his integrity and building skills. Craig worked with the Geugeon brothers in the development of West Systems resins. I think you should talk to Blackwell boat owners instead of a broker. They will give you first hand information instead of hearsay.
     
  3. Carteret
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    Carteret Senior Member

    Gonzo, did you live in Wanchese?
     
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    I sure did.
     
  5. Carteret
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    Carteret Senior Member

    Well that sure fits. Some of the greatest boat builders in the world reside there.
     
  6. gonzo
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    Thanks. I've had the privilege to work with people like Ommie Tillet, Buddy Cannady and Sonny Briggs.
     

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    That is very impressive. Folks, Gonzo has mentioned some of the finest boat builders in the Sport Fishing boat industry. Ommie Tillet is a class act all by himself.
     
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