Photo By: Crystal Coast Interiors
In the early 1980’s, Richard Garlington was not a fan of the boats available so he decided to construct his own. He knew he could not do it by himself so he went to a longtime friend, U.S. Navy submarine designer Dan McCarthy, to ask for help. Richard and Dan combined their efforts and ideas to build a soft-riding hull with a running surface that could slice through rough seas while maintaining great tractability, safety, and comfort. It was from that point on that Garlington boats became a force in the sportfishing industry.
By 1987, the Landeweer family came along and noticed the opportunity of a successful company in building high quality, fast, custom convertible fishing boats. At that point, the Landeweer family decided to purchase Garlington Marine which was located in Stuart, Florida. Before the transaction, Garlington was already an established builder with a high reputation in building custom sportfishing yachts. The Landeweer plan was to take the Garlington brand to the next level. Soon after the change of ownership, the new Garlington Landeweer brand switched from cold-molded wood construction to molded fiberglass construction.
Garlington Landeweer prides itself on emphasizing the simple nature of a top-notch sport fishing boat. They focus on building boats with an ultra-clean low profile look and a simplistic design with high running speed and logically placed fishing amenities to ensure an easily functional sport fishing boat. The brand strictly builds its boats with a mind of fishability and it shows in the cockpit where amenities are abundant and arranged perfectly. The boat has plenty of rod holders and a ton of space for fish and bait storage. In the Garlington Landeweer brand, nothing necessarily jumps off of the page at you but each delivered boat has a complete fishing package that has brought respect to the company from around the world.
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