Wearing a PFD is the first step to safe boating, but it doesn’t end there. Ocean Master customers place their trust in the company’s rugged offshore vessels to protect their family and friends while on the water. Keith McQueen is the second owner of a 2008 Ocean Master 31 CC. While offshore in the Mississippi gulf coast, he and his wife Mollie got caught in some nasty weather—8′ cresting seas and 60 mph gusts. “I’ve never experienced this level of ride quality,” he said. “We drove between 19–23 kts and were in awe of the boat’s ability to handle bad sea conditions.”
The hull design of an Ocean Master boat is a flaring V that softens aft. This provides an exceptionally smooth ride with excellent seakeeping abilities. Exceedingly-efficient, it will plane with a single engine.
High gunnels provide security—especially for children or when conditions get rough—and a dry ride. The deck layout offers safe and ample footing and plenty of handholds.
Ocean Master takes no shortcuts when building for real-world conditions. Oversized, full-height stringers are glassed into the hull and the innerliner deck is permanently fused to it for a stiff and solid deck. No other builder uses as many layers of hand-laid fiberglass—20, in some models—and high quality vinylester resin.
The combination of hull design and construction has kept boaters safe for 40 over years. Motors and electronics may evolve, but Ocean Master will never build a boat with unproven manufacturing technologies that could fail after ten years of use.
Nor will the company increase production simply to better its bottom line. Every semi-custom Ocean Master boat is built by hand, one at a time, for its owner. No detail is overlooked during construction.
Vessels that are designed and built for the worst conditions are no less enjoyable on a mild day. From novices to experienced professionals, Ocean Master provides owners peace of mind that their strong and reliable boats will get them safe to shore, year after year.
Ocean Master offers eight models of skiffs, center console and express boats, from 18’–33′ 6″. It is currently developing a 41′ version of its popular hull form. A broad range of outboard power configurations are available.