Boat builders share their fascinating stories and unique approaches to constructing watercraft
boats.com, the leading boating authority for boat shoppers and owners, today announced Factory Fridays, a captivating new video series that sets out to tour boating’s leading manufacturing facilities across the country. The series gives viewers exclusive access to the innovators and craftsmen behind iconic brands, providing a firsthand look at the latest boat building techniques and materials used, as well as revered company traditions. The official trailer and the first full-length episode touring Intrepid Powerboats’ factory in Largo, Florida, are live on YouTube.
“Boats aren’t just a form of transportation, they are feats of engineering and design that can capture our imagination and allow us to enjoy the incredible freedom that the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers provide,” said the series producer Ryan McVinney. “But who are the people and masterminds behind these modern machines? That is what Factory Fridays uncovers and makes known to enthusiasts everywhere.”
In the debut episode, the series visits Florida’s West Coast to explore the 7.5-acre Intrepid Powerboats grounds and facility, and enters a unique world of collaborative design, precision construction and customization. Host Marilyn DeMartini meets up with company president Ken Clinton to discuss how the award-winning builder has perfected the research and design process over 30 years in business and introduce their one-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time approach to customer service.
The show’s next episode, to be released this Friday, April 9, is a behind-the-scenes look at legendary brand SeaHunter Boats in Princeton, Florida. More stops in the series include Chris-Craft Boats, Invincible Boats, Pursuit Boats, Nor-Tech Boats, and many others. From innovative marine propulsion systems and cutting-edge onboard technology, to the advanced physics of computerized hull design, the greatest boat builders in the world share their fascinating stories and unique approaches to constructing a variety of watercraft.
The trailer and first episode of Factory Fridays are now available on YouTube. Watchers can subscribe to receive alerts for new episodes released each week. Fans can also follow @boatsdotcom on Instagram and Facebook for behind-the-scenes shots of production.
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