BoatBuilderCentral.com is owned and operated by:
dba Boat Builder Central
1360 SW Old Dixie, #103
Vero Beach, Florida 32962 USA
(please do not use that phone number for technical support)
E-boat.net sells boat plans and boat building supplies for amateurs and custom boat builders.
We've been selling our plans and services online since 1986 and from the world wide web since 1991. Our first web site, bateau.com has received several awards as one the best boating web sites.
In 1986, Jacques Mertens, at that time owner of Morgen's Diesel and Marine, created the first marine online business: Searchlight BBS. The company presented its products and design services on a BBS accessible by direct phone connections and through the now defunct Fidonet. Design and engineering services were also advertised on several online services such as Compuserve, Delphi and later AOL.
In 1991, our boat plans and engineering services became available on the Internet, mostly through ftp file transfers. Our first web site showing boat plans was started that same year, text only, graphics had to be downloaded and viewed off-line. In 1993, thanks to more powerful web browsers, bateau.com showed study plans and pictures of our boats and we ran our first online order system.
E-boat.net owns and operate several web sites related to boat building.