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Ocean Master Celebrates 40 Years of Boatbuilding
In 1975, Mark Hauptner built his first 31' center console. 40 years later, the company he founded—Ocean Master—celebrates its proud history and numerous achievements, as it moves into the future.
Mark & Bonnie Hauptner celebrate 40 years building boats
A competitive boat racer since an early age, Hauptner didn't back down when people scoffed at the idea of a large, overbuilt, outboard-powered center console. When the now legendary 31 CC hit the water, it forever changed how the marine industry would view open sportfish boats.
His pioneering days didn't end back then, nor did his fervor to design and build for real-world offshore conditions. Ocean Master continues its tradition of innovation and use of the most advanced technologies to produce seaworthy semi-custom boats of power, speed and fishability.
Recently, the company moved its headquarters to a larger, more efficient location in Stuart, Florida. The additional space will accommodate the company's long-term strategy to expand its line into larger models.
"I was proud of that first boat I built and still am today," said Hauptner. "But when looking at what we produce today, and the positive feedback we receive from our customers, I know Ocean Master is moving in the right direction."
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