What Our Clients Are Saying
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary, ONEOK, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of working with Brent and his crew in the total restoration of my Chris Craft 22' Custom Sedan. The work was first rate and the boat has won awards following completion of the project. I am now working with Brent on a much larger project - total restoration, including new hull, of a 1960 31' Chris Craft Roamer. Brent and the crew have a great deal of experience with these steel hull boats and I am looking forward to another outstanding result. Highly recommended.
In 2000 or 2001, Brent encouraged me to buy a 1960 45' Chris Craft Constellation from Tom Benton that was originally purchased by Phillips 66 from Grand Craft Marina. It has turned out to be the most expensive and rewarding project I have ever experienced in my life. HCB has been my mentors, go-to guys, experts, consultants and great friends ever since. In 2004, HCB pulled the boat for major renovations. The keel was partly replaced, every plank that had a crack in it was replaced (37 of them), every screw that was loose was replaced (over 23,000 of them, parts of the transom that had been scorched over the decades by the diesel exhausts were rebuilt, and the bottom, sides and transom were sanded to wood and repainted and varnished. The workmanship was excellent and the boat was in as good or better condition as it was when it left the factory. I have nothing but praise for HCB and their dedication to the finest of workmanship and their friendly, helpful attitudes.
Bob LaFortune, Sr.
We've been using Howard Boats for over 15 years and have always appreciated the nice work they do. Wood boats are very special in their looks and their tradition, so keeping them in the best of operation and appearance is important to our family.