Paul Mann has humble origins; as a young child on the banks of North Carolina, he grew up using all types of vessels and enjoyed boat-related activities. Boating has always been a large part of Mann’s life. He had already received his captain's license at 20 years old and started an offshore fishing business. Not long after, Paul Mann started his boat-building career in 1988 by building his first sportfish yacht for personal use.
Paul Mann Boats History
Mann’s experience designing boats and yachts shows through his attention to detail. He knows what makes a high-quality seaworthy boat. In its 40,200 square-foot facilities, Mann Custom Boats has been creating beautiful, sturdy personal vessels from 52-80+ feet for over 35 years. With over 40 custom-built yachts under his belt, Paul Mann officially announced his course to retire in 2021, marking an end to an era and the closing of Paul Mann Custom Boats’ facility.
Custom Paul Mann Yachts
Salt Water Sportsman Magazine gave Paul Mann the accolade of one of the “Best Sportfishing Boats of All Time”. Why — because Paul Mann merges traditional with innovation. Each Paul Mann yacht has either a jig or a wooden plank-on-frame core with plywood overlay, a traditional technique, as its core. The use of tricel, honeycomb, decolite, and foam — considered unconventional materials for boat building — is what sets Paul Mann boats apart from other manufacturers. Customization does not stop there; depending on the uses you describe for your sportfish yacht, Mann will tailor the “convexity” of your hull, whether it be for optimal fishing, cruising, or speed performance.
Features of Paul Mann Yachts
There are distinctive features to an original Mann boat; each comes with the large bow Mann boats are known for, and his original window cut and is also known for craftsmanship when it comes to wood. Paul Mann is one of the most decorated woodworkers in his field.
These boats are not just high performing. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance for Mann, which is why the company only works on three yachts at a time, and the interior is entirely up to the consumer, who becomes part of the boat’s design team so that each vessel reflects the owner’s imagination and style.
Their motto is “only the best can be Mann made," and that certainly holds true, as the first hull, launched more than 30 years ago, is still active in sportfishing today. It is difficult to find another manufacturer who would put as much effort into creating a personalized vessel for the quality of the work Mann and his team provide.
Paul Mann learned from the best of the Outer Banks masters: Omie Tillet, Buddy Canady (Capt. BC), and Sunny Briggs, to name a few, and from them, he gained an understanding of the various techniques of boat building. After 35+ years, he has added his methods to that tradition, joining the ranks of the great master craftsmen of "Carolina Flare” Custom Sportfishing boats.
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