In the latest episode of our Factory Fridays video series, we visit the Front Runner Boats manufacturing facility in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Host Marilyn DeMartini joins company co-founder Phillip Mahn for an in-depth tour of the boat brand's boat building processes and techniques.

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Above: Watch Episode 10 of our Factory Fridays video series that features a full walkthrough tour of the entire Front Runner Boats new boat building facility.

Company History


The company began as a partnership between two fishing buddies - Mahn and Mark Lacovara. At first they were just buying, fixing and selling boats, prior to them launching Front Runner. Both co-founders are fathers, fishermen and avid boaters and have built a team of passionate boat builders who take pride in creating boats that set the bar for the offshore industry. People that take the sport of blue water fishing seriously will appreciate Front Runner's serious center console fishing boats.

Phillip Mahn and Marilyn DeMartini at Front Runner Boats

Above: Front Runner Boats co-founder Phillip Mahn talking to Marilyn DeMartini in the Front Runner Boats factory for boats.com's Factory Fridays.



 

Boat Features, Designs & Models


The brand's new 36’ 39’ and 47’ “Game Boats”, are all about setting a higher standard. One of the most important aspects of any fine offshore fishing vessel, Front Runner hulls were designed for maximum displacement, an extremely smooth ride, and built rigorous use. Designed by Erwin Gerards, Front Runner worked to create a unique Proud Bow paired with a stepped hull—offering that classic Florida sportfish feel.

Erwin is responsible for some of the most notable hull designs in the industry, working with the likes of Garlington, Gamefisherman, L&H, Maverick, and Rybovich—amongst others. Front Runner has partnered with Mercury Marine to provide reliable, high-performing power solutions including configurations for several different models of Mercury Motors in twin, triple, and quad setups.

The Flagship - Front Runner 47 CC


Front Runner 47 Center Console

Above: The Front Runner 47 Center Console boat. Image by Front Runner Boats.



The 47 Center Console is a boat that will do it all, from tournament fishing to cruising and diving the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The 47 is available in different configurations to best fit your individual needs from, double row helm seats and forward seating to an air-conditioned cabin with head, double berth, and lounge. Her proud bow will keep you from taking water over the bow as well ensure stability while cruising in a sea.

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