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StyleCraft Boats and A&M Manufacturing Introduce Versatile, Premium Fiberglass Hull Pontoon Boats
Billy Chapman and John Hemken announce the beginning of a joint partnership creating the new StyleCraft Boats family of fiberglass hulled pontoon boats, available only through direct factory sales. Chapman, pioneer of peacock bass fishing in the Amazon jungles and creator of the Floating Suite mobile lodge, and Hemken, with over 25 years of perfecting new and innovative production and owner of A&M Manufacturing, are designing several models of pontoon boats all with premium fiberglass hulls for optimum durability and performance.
Flagship of the line is the Fun Slide boat, a 28-foot pontoon craft built on Bulldog hulls with a 10-foot-wide main deck and upper deck featuring two water slides. The 22- and 26-foot Outfitters are recreational tritoons with multiple floorplans for family fun and fishing built on Riptide hulls. Outfitter pontoon boats also feature multiple deck boxes with cushion seats, and much more.
StyleCraft Boats also offers three different kit boats allowing the DIYer the opportunity to finish out the boat to their liking. The Kit Boat includes fiberglass hulls and heavy-duty aluminum C-channel floor beams ready for assembly.
The StyleCraft Boats Tuff Boat is a workboat created for the rigors of heavy-duty operations. A deck boat that can be configured for any task, the Tuff Boat can be outfitted with a crane, welder and anything else a work boat might need. StyleCraft works with the owner to determine the right size pontoon boat for the work at hand.
All StyleCraft Boats are built by A&M Manufacturing and feature a heavy duty set of fiberglass hulls measuring from 30 feet to 53 feet in length. The deck is built with marine grade composite that is fiberglassed, gelled and webbed. No wood is used in StyleCraft Boats. Each boat can be configured with an outboard engine. More models will be introduced.
The Fun Slide boat and Outfitter series are equipped with a Humminbird Helix GPS depthfinder, anodized aluminum railing and phifertex rail coverings, upgraded custom upholstery with hydraulic steering and steering wheel on a fiberglass console.
A&M Manufacturing is the contract manufacturer of Elite Craft leisure boat, hand built from fiberglass but with the regal look of real mahogany wood. Elite Craft boats have been built for over 30 years.
For more information about StyleCraft Boats go to https://stylecraftboats.com/.
About StyleCraft Boats
StyleCraft boats…the best, most well designed, well built, versatile line of platform boats on the market today and in the foreseeable future are the result of two pioneers joining forces. John Hemken of A&M Manufacturing, recipient in the 2021’s GrowFL awards for leadership, has over 25 years of innovative manufacturing experience. Billy Chapman of Anglers Inn International, a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, brings over 40 years of fishing outfitting experience in Brazil and Mexico and is the creator of the Floating Suite. Together these two are producing StyleCraft Boats with its proprietary fiberglass platform hull design for a pontoon boat that is fuel efficient, fast planing and a smooth, stable and quiet ride.
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