In 1946, two brothers started DURACRAFT, and
between 1946 and the early 1980'S, these brothers developed DURACRAFT to
the point where
it was the best aluminum boat made for the southern part of the United
This development included the design and
perfection of various presses, jigs, and fixtures that gave
DURACRAFT boats the unique characteristics that set them apart from
others. Characteristics such as the uniform deep corrugations on
all units, the reverse flared bow on the SV's, the low off-set spray
on most DURACRAFTS.
The brothers died in the early 80's. The
company has been sold several times and is currently owned by Steven
Deese who is founder and Chairman of the board for Bentley Industries.
Bentley Industries is the manufacturer of Bentley Pontoon Boats.