July 23, 2017

Web: F&S Boatworks New Web Site

Delaware's custom Sportfish Yacht builder F&S Boatworks presents a new virtual Internet showroom. Jim Floyd founded F&S around the late eighties, building hull number one a 58 foot Sportfish Yacht which today is called Triple-Net. But the founding pillars of F&S Boatworks are earlier to this, when Jim entered the woodwork trade in his early twenties, and later on founded his own construction company practicing as master carpenter and cabinet maker. United with an outdoor passion, Jim hunts and fishes most of the East Coast on a 23 foot Seacraft, which leads him to Carolina in the late seventies where the first custom builders shops start refining and pioneering the works for cold molded construction. Studying these builders and experimenting with resins and hull shapes Jim launches his first boat, which was built in the unlikely location of Middletown chicken house. The first F&S featured what have become trademark touches of the models coming from Delaware; having Carolina lines with bow flair and shear line included, and a variable deadrise hull. F&S are built in cold molding glass fibre with resin over wood in jig method, and feature a unique variable deadrise, longitudinal stepped Vee hull. This gives benefits as stability at roll, track ability in following waters, and soft head sea entry. F&S has so far delivered 26 boats from 1988 till today, although there was a twelve year break period till the second built went in the water. The smallest of the constructions has been a 36 feet Express with outboards hull 21 delivered in 2012, and the largest is the 2012 delivered hull 21 at 75 feet. Today F&S is managed by Jim Floyd, wife Maria, children Tim and Christina all in the business, with Joe Bonvetti and a select group of craftsman building each Sportfish Yacht to owner specifications. Currently F&S has three constructions in progress one of which is a new flagship of 78 feet hull number 27. F&S new website takes you around with the following buttons: Home, About, Our Models, Video, Client Login, and Contact.  F&S is also on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with links on the bottom of the page. 

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