Broad Creek Marine 32
My wife, kids and I waited 2 years for the build and finally it was delivered 2 weeks ago. We love it, my wife love it especially the head, the boat runs like a dream (cruises at 25mph at 2000 and tops out at 34 mph at 3000), sips fuel (I think about 6.5 gallons an hour at cruise), and takes a following and head too sea better than expected.
The builder was Herman and Ronnie Haddaway from Nevit (Broad Creek Marine out of Easton). Herman is a true eastern shore legend. Ronnie has become a fine boat builder in his own right. I can say that the experience was great, these guys are honest, trustworthy, and do what they say they are going to do. I would do it again and would recommend them to anyone who wants a good, solid boat, with not many frills then this is your shop guarantee he is the most reasonable price around for all your fiberglass or boat needs.
I will provide a solid recommendation for this boat builder to anyone who ask.
Attached are some pictures.
Beautiful! What about engine, etc? Gorgeous. Congrats
Engine? did you not see the paddles?
Originally Posted by CGCHRIS
POKE HIM IN THE EYE!! POKE HIM IN THE EYE!!
Thanks for the compliments.
Ha - no paddles needed yet!
I have a 330 cummings diamond b series running her. It is pretty basic set up with a raymarine e7 mfd, a nice radio, and a lectrsan toilet system. I cruise at 1850 rpm burning 4.5-5 gph at 25 mph and top out around 34-35 mph at 7-8.25 gph at 3300 rpm. She handles beautifully because the builder put a good rudder and right sized the wheel she response nicely. I haven't used it as much as I wanted this year I have two small boys 3-5 who have had some flu and other things this summer but plan on using it all weekend. The only problem I have had was air in the steering which I understand is fairly common in new boats but I fixed it in about 15 minutes after some advice from the builder and Mr Gootee from Gottees marine.
This winter we are putting in a windsheild wiper, windless with bow pulpit, ac/dc converter, a SS bow rail and a satilite radio system. Every year we will keep enhancing it till we dial it in the way we want it.
Our neighbor just had a 32 footer finished ny Ronnie a week or two ago.
That's great! Could not have had a boat built by a better person.
I am already planning for my next build in 10 years or so.