Everglades Boats Partners with Bluewater in Two States
Bluewater Yacht Sales is excited to announce a recent agreement to become the exclusive Everglades Boats dealer for all of North Carolina and Virginia. This new partnership improves Everglades’ reach in the Mid-Atlantic through a strong dealership presence with 54 years of experience, while affording Bluewater’s sales team greater opportunities to serve boating enthusiasts throughout these markets.
Born from the hands and ambitions of the man who helped bring us the unsinkable boat, Everglades Boats introduced revolutionary construction processes in a premium center console line that now offers boats from 23 to 45 feet. Bob Dougherty, affectionately known as “Mr. Unsinkable,” began his boat building career in 1960 when he went to work for Dick Fischer at Boston Whaler.
After retiring from Boston Whaler in 1990, Dougherty continued working on ways to improve the unsinkable hull and foam-injection process. In 1999, Dougherty was awarded the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) Innovation Award for his new Rapid Molded Core Assembly Process, or RAMCAP. In 2001, ready for a new challenge, Dougherty started Everglades Boats.
With a full-time naval architect and in-house engineering team, Everglades has brought additional innovations and patents to market, such as their retractable windshield. This mechanically adjusted windscreen offers a way to quickly transition between two important modes of operation–protecting the helm from the elements on a sporty day vs. enjoying clear views and communication with guests or anglers on the bow.