Monday, October 09, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Ultimate Boats Interview makes the News
Revolutionary Aluminum Boats Coming Soon
As the summer heat rolls in, so does the boating fever. But this year the fever has been caused by a whole new breed of boats. The new buzz in boats is Ultimate Boats. Thousands of people are spreading the word like wild fire about the new revolutionary boat company Ultimate Boats. Brent Woodard of http://TheBoatReview.com also heard about this new revolution and decided to contact the company and see if he could schedule an interview. Fortunately these guys were very cordial and invited him to come the following week.
All pumped and ready to get the full scoop, Brent had the opportunity to meet up with the CEO of Ultimate Boats Ltd. Boyd Neeley. When they sat down to talk last week, Brent’s mission was to find out just exactly how Ultimate Boats is changing the industry and how this all came about.
After talking for a while, Brent found out that Boyd and his son Barrett are actually professional fishermen and have spent a lot of their time around the water. “This all started with us being frustrated fishermen while traveling on the Pro Tour several years ago, Boyd said. “We realized very early that we needed at least two boats to be successful tournament fishermen…Every tournament we fished over the years, we would come up with new ideas for the solutions to our problems as fishermen and boaters…. We took our knowledge and after a nine months search around the world, partnered up with the best Aluminum boat manufacturer we could find, and have created a whole new breed of boats that is going to take the world by storm.” Boyd said.
To the answer the question, “what makes Ultimate Boats so different or special?”, Boyd replied “We have been avid boaters and fishermen all of our lives, and boats have not changed much since the 50’s. For years it has been common knowledge that you if you enjoy different types of boating you have to compromise when buying a boat. “Here at Ultimate Boats our motto is “No Boundaries, No Compromises, No Comparisons,” so needless to say we strive on innovation to suite your every need. In stead of stamped-out fiberglass boats, we deliver the very best customized aluminum boats at competitive prices. Our boats are pushing the envelope in Marine Innovation and Technology and changing boat building standards internationally.” Boyd continued “Ultimate Boats is dedicated to continue to bring new innovations in safety, durability, and convenience. For instance, all of our boats come with completely double welded saltwater grade aluminum hulls. Our 21’-30’ Jet Boats can not only run through inches of water but also safely navigate through five foot seas.
Brent said, After seeing some of the designs and photos, it was obvious that he had only seen the tip of the ice berg. “The sleek futuristic design of these boats that is out of this world, and the never before seen options will truly revolutionize the boating industry, Brent said.
Boyd closed by saying Ultimate Boats has only marketed through word of mouth so far and they already have a waiting list. But not to worry, they are arranging for a new manufacturing facility to satisfy demand. “We started putting these dreams together three years ago with no money to speak of, and now it is taking leaps and bounds everyday.” Boyd said. For more information you need to check out their web site at:
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The search for the Ultimate Boat.... Has Ended!!
“Why settle? No More Compromising!! You’ve Wanted It, Here It Is! The Boat STOPS Here! It’s your DREAM MACHINE!!
My Name Is Barrett Neeley, Captain of Team Hyper Striper and President of Ultimate Boats, Limited of Acworth, GA US. Our team officially started with the 2004 Gold Cup Tour of the National Striped Bass Association wth me, my dad and brother and a beat up old 88 stern-drive ski-boat that my brother and I re-engineered into a “fishing Machine”
However over the past three years we have taken our passion for this sport and boating, learned from our mistakes and paid special attention to the limitations boaters and fisherman alike face with boats. There emerged a common theme among all boats available for sell. YOU HAD TO ACCEPT COMPROMISES. To do all the types of boating we wanted to do, we needed at least two boats, possibly three.
Over time we have talked with many pro’s to get there opinions on many things. We have found that the majority of fishermen have a nice boat, but really are not satisfied, because they had to accept the compromises that I mentioned earlier. I even heard one say “You can’t buy a striper boat…” upon which I agreed and said “or just a fishing boat that suits every need”, that was until NOW!
We set out on a nine month journey to find the Ultimate Boat! On our journey we researched thousands of boats, test drove many, talked with experts, and engineers as well. We have learned the key aspects that would truly make the Ultimate Boat. “These boats must be able to handle 5’ seas and safely navigate through 4” of water, and even jump a sand bar or log without having to stop to clean out the intake. Reaching speeds of 60+ mph in 5 seconds, stop quickly but safely and turn around in it own wake. It must also have specific fabrication criteria to be able to meet these Standards:
- · Absolutely No wood, All Double Welded 5086 Marine Grade Aluminum Hull, Floor and
Console. (For Durability, Weight and Fuel Economy)
- · Must Have 1/4” Bottom and No Less Than 5/32 On The Sides.
- · Our Models Are Available For Outboards But Inboard With A Jet Recommended.
- · Must Have Plenty of Seating and Storage for Bait, Batteries, Tackle, Food, Fuel...etc.
- · Must Have Plenty of Walking and Fishing Space.
- · And This Is Only The Beginning, More Secrets Yet To Be Revealed. Stay Tuned!
After being overwhelmed for several months, we almost fell into everyone’s disillusion that there really isn’t a perfect boat without any compromises and even worse we were about to believe there was no way to build it. However, my family and I are determined and hardheaded so I stayed persistent in my quest, until I finally found Pawel Zakrzewski with Streamline Boats in Canada. Not only did his hull design match every criteria we had set, but exceed them as well! We were so impressed with his hull design, we flew to British Columbia to visit him and really drive this thing. WOW, let me tell you, “this boat is built like a tank and Handles like a sports car”. It ran in less than 4” of water with no problem, stopped within 25 feet running 45 mph and literally turned around in it’s own wake. It tamed serious swells with ease and just gave you a good feeling of confidence.
In fact we were so impressed that we have become the business partners with Streamline Boats as the US Distributors and are discussing agreements to market to the world. Our company’s name could be no other than Ultimate Boats, since it was the journey of a lifetime to find the Ultimate Boat.
We have teamed up with Streamline Boats and designed the caps for their hull design. We are the licensed distributors for boats being designed in a joint effort between Pawel Zakrzewski and Ultimate Boats, Limited. These boats will be offered in revolutionary Center Console, Center Console Cuddy (both open and closed cockpit), as well as Jon and Bass boat designs. Some versions will be offered in both Jet and Outboard configurations. Sizes will be available in 16’ to 40’ lengths. With an overall design that is out of this world, and capabilities other boat manufacturers can’t even conceive of, these boats must have come from an Old Salts dream. This will be the last boat you will ever have to buy! Are you intrigued yet? Want to know what these boats are going to look like? Stay tuned until next edition or you can check us out on the web at www.ULTIMATE-BOATS.com