Top 28+ Best Boat Brands in the World

Since medieval times boats have been a prime mode of transport to take people from one place to another. Boats have a wide range of types, sizes and are usually smaller than a ship.

Boats also vary in proportion and construction methods,  purposes, available materials, local traditions, fishing, and sports.

They can also be human-powered as well as propelled by engines. Canoes, kayaks, gondolas, sailboats, motorboats are some of the types of boats. 

Boat Brands in the World

Brunswick Boat Group

Country: United States of America

The company was founded in 2000 and is the largest maker of pleasure boats in the world. They make Sea Ray, Bayliner and Meridian pleasure boats, Boston Whaler Offshore, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lund Lowe, Princecraft fishing, deck, and pontoon boats.

Marlow-Hunter

Country: United States of America

The company was previously known as Hunter Marine and is owned by David E. Marlow. The company was founded by Warren Luhrs in 1969 and is known for producing the Mainship powerboat brand. They also manufacture Yachts and long-range power cruisers.

Alden Rowing

Country: United States of America

The company was founded in and known for manufacturing rowing boats. They specialize in shorter, beamer, highly stable designs that are suitable in open water. The company also has a rich history of various races too.

Burger Boat Company

Country: United States of America

The company was founded in 1863 by Henry B. Burger and known for its custom-designed, hand-built pleasure yachts and commercial vessels. Out of 500 yachts built almost 250 are still in service.

Centurion Boats

Country: United States of America

The company was founded by Rick and Pam Lee in 1976. They are a specialist in the production of water sports boats, primarily towboats for wake surfing and wakeboarding. Currently, it is owned by Fineline Industries which is headed by Rick Lee.

Century Boat Company

Country: United States of America

The company has a rich history of building racing and pleasure boats and was founded by James and William Welch in 1926. Currently, it is owned by the Allcraft Marine of Florida.

Diamondback Airboats

Country: United States of America

The company was established in 1989. The company is the largest airboat manufacturer in the world and is used in the Congo River,  Russia( oil exploration in the Caspian Sea), and guide services in Everglades and Lake Erie.

Cobalt 

Country: United States of America

The company was founded in 1968 and manufactures high-end speedboats, specifically “small cruisers and runabouts”, ” mid to large-sized sterndrive boats. Currently, they are acquired by Malibu Boats.

Formula

Country: United States of America

The company was founded by Don Aronow in 1962. The brand produces pleasure boats and is sold all around the world. Their current lineup follows Bowriders, Sun Sports, Super Sports, FX, Performance Cruisers and Yachts. It is owned and operated by Thunderbird Products.

RS Sailing

Country: United Kingdom

The company was founded in 1957 and known for its international design, built and supply of sailboats and dinghies along with associated goods and services supported by a worldwide dealer network and class association. They are the world’s largest and fastest-growing brand who also boasts of several championship races.

Bristol Classic Boat Company

Country: United kingdom

The company was founded by Mark Rolt in 1999. The company builds and restores boats that are traditionally made up of woods and motors. The company is known for maintaining the boats for the Bristol’s Ferry Boat Company.

Filippi

Country: Italy 

It was founded by Lido Filippi in 1980. It is the international manufacturer of rowing racing shells. Today they have replaced their traditional wooden boat construction by carbon fiber, honeycomb sandwich technology which prefers a vacuum bag and polymerization in high-temperature ovens. Each year Filippi brings out at least one new mold of the boat.

StarCraft Boat Company

Country: United States of America

It was founded by W.H Billy Young and Stanley Young in 1933. The company is well known for its boat design and manufacturing. The company is known to build both fiberglass boats in addition to wooden boats.

Beneteau

Country: France

The company was founded by Benjamin Beneteau, Andre Beneteau et, Annette Roux in 1884. They manufacture sail and motorboats. The company is a large and recognized boat builder and has a command over the worldwide market. It is owned by the parent company IRM.

Malibu Boats

Country: United States of America

It is the world’s largest manufacturers of watersports towboats. It was founded in 1982 by Bob Alkema and Steve Marshall. It has acquired Axis wake and Cobalt boats brand. They also have developed and patented hydraulically operated systems which enable the wake surfers to customize the waves on either of the boards.

Bayliner

Country: United States of America

It is the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational boats and operates as a part of the Brunswick Boat Group and was founded by Orin Edson and Allen Mckay in 1957.

Boston Whaler

Country: United States of America

It is a subsidiary of Brunswick Boat Group which was founded by Dick Fisher in 1958 and generally produces fiberglass boats. Their boats are sold to the coast guard and naval units worldwide. It is also used for sport fishing, water skiing, and also as a runabout and tender on larger yachts.

Farrier Marine

Country: New Zealand

The company basically manufactures catamaran and trimaran. The company’s sailing boats are specifically designed by Ian Farrier which had a new patented folding system that was without hinges in the beams which allowed beams to float and join and be varied in seconds by a single person in a few seconds.

Corsair Marine

Country: Australia 

The company was founded by  John T Walton in 1984  and builds trailerable trimarans and now belongs to Seawind Catamarans. Corsier 970 Sport, Corsier 760R, Corsier 760, Corsier 970 are some of its products.

Amel

Country: France

It is basically a shipyard that was founded by Henri Amel in 1965 and known for producing ocean-going sailboats. The yard is well known for producing fiberglass sketches which include brands such as Meltem, Mango, Super Maramu, and Amel 54. Amel 64 and Amel 55 are the recent models of this yard.

Front Street Shipyard

Country: United States of America

It is a shipping yard that is a custom boat builder and also maintains both marine and commercial boats. They also built yachts. They even bring out new design concepts.

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