BOAT RESTORATION PICTURES

LandCraft Marine Malibu boat restorations
Malibu Echelon Wake Boat Restoration
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LandCraft Marine Restoration concept photo
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Our Client came in with a design concept photo of a new boat and wanted to know if we could make their older Malibu look just like a new Malibu boat.  Of course we can... our motto is "You dream it, we build it!"  The photos of the transformation are included below.

Malibu boats are very well built, sea worthy and retain value. Restoring an older Malibu, Nautique, or MasterCraft boat is oftentimes MUCH cheaper than buying new. We love restoring these quality wakeboard boats. Instead of buying new, design a boat through a manufacturer website, keep the picture and let us provide a boat restoration quote to have your boat look just like your design... and vs. paying MSRP on a new boat, you'll have enough money left over to buy a new truck to pull your restored boat with!

The Malibu restoration starts with pictures showing the removal of the original decals and striping, removal of old upholstery and carpeting, and the removal of old stereo equipment. We then prepped the boat for the new colors, which were chosen by the boat's owners. In the after pictures you will see the process of color refinishing take place, and watch as we transform the boat to fit a beautiful color palette, including custom designed decal applications, new carpet and upholstery featuring the custom embroidered Malibu logo. What would a good wakeboard boat be without the sounds and lights? We powder coated the boat owner's old tower, and added the bright halogen lights with marine grade tower speakers. 

Using the client's concept photo, we did our magic and created the boat they dreamed of for a fraction of the cost of a new wakeboard boat!

Some Extra Information About Malibu Boats

From the humble beginnings where Malibu built 100 custom ski boats in a small shop to their standing as the world’s number one manufacturer of water sports boats, Malibu has become an exemplary American boat company. Malibu has won more Product Excellence Awards from industry experts than all other competitors combined including an amazing 13 Boat of the Year Awards. By 1995 Malibu was climbing the sales charts and became the second largest manufacturer of ski boats in the world. In 1997 General Motors enlisted Malibu to build the Corvette Limited Edition Ski Boat an engineering marvel that set new standards in ski boat design. By 2001, Malibu boats was at the top of the world in both awards and boat sales enlisting new production techniques and establishing new standards in customer service that has propelled us to where we are today, the new standard in the water sports industry.
2001 Maxum 3300 Interior Remodeling
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Our Client enjoys entertaining family and friends on their 33' Maxum, but the manufacturer designed salon layout was not conducive for seating larger crowds. After reviewing interior layouts of other boats, both larger and approximately the same size, our design planners met with the Client to review options to remodel the interior according to the Client's goals and expectations. You will see in the before picture that there is a large bed at the bow of the boat and in front of the bed a small seating area for about 4 people. In the remodeling stages of pictures you will see that the interior was completely removed, our head designer and carpenter did a mockup interior layout, presented the mockup to the Client and once approved we began the carpentry work. In the after pictures, you will see that the final design has included a new floorplan with recessed flooring at the galley area and custom built raised seating for 8-10 people, upholstered with top quality marine grade vinyl and vinyl piping. Storage compartments were built underneath the seating to accommodate the belongings of the Client's additional guests. You will also notice upgraded modern carpeting and custom cut and polished corian tabletops to match the manufacturer's galley counter. Our Client is now able to entertain guests with increased seating capacity and WOW them with a brand new interior! Looks like a new boat!
LandCraft Marine Ski Nautique Restorations
Ski Nautique Ski Boat Restoration
The Original 1990 Nautique
1990 Ski Nautique
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Our Client came to us wanting to give their 1990 Ski Nautique boat new life. They had a new color scheme in mind and wanted to update the exterior and interior of the boat. LandCraft Marine provided the end result that the Clients dreamed of.  Ski Nautique boats are very well built, popular, sea worthy and retain value.  Restoring an older Nautique, Malibu or MasterCraft boat is oftentimes MUCH cheaper than buying new.  We love restoring these quality wakeboard boats.  Instead of buying new, design a boat through a manufacturer website, keep the picture and let us provide a boat restoration quote to have your boat look just like your design... and vs. paying MSRP on a new boat, you'll have enough money left over to buy a new truck to pull your restored boat with!

The photos of our Ski Nautique restoration begin with the process where we removed old decals and striping, removed old upholstery and carpet, and prepped the boat for it's new color, which was chosen by the boat owner. At the time of restoration, the owner opted to keep the boats trailer in its original color, however, LandCraft Marine does offer boat trailer refinishing to match the color(s) of the boat.

In the after pictures you will see the process of color refinishing take place, and watch as we transform the boat to fit a beautiful color palette, including decal applications, new upholstery and carpet, with upholstery featuring the custom embroidered Correct Craft logo, and we also refinished the teak swim deck. Our client loved what we created with his ideas and specifications.

Some Extra Information About Ski Nautique/Correct Craft

For over 80 years, Correct Craft Inc. has dedicated itself to building boats of unsurpassed quality and performance. As a result, the name "Nautique" is synonymous with core competitive waterskiing and wakeboarding.

The Correct Craft Legacy, 1925-2008...
Correct Craft was the largest supplier of boats to the U.S. Navy in World War II. In 1960 the company purchased the first fiberglass inboard from Leo Bentz, which eventually became today's Ski Nautique. In 1990 the Ski Nautique deck was changed and featured a sloping transom and the widest beam of any tournament inboard in history. Correct Craft has been the premier name in competitive water skiing; Today, their Ski Nautique remains the benchmark by which other inboard tow boats are measured.
1960's Glastron Restoration
A Classic Restoration
LandCraft Marine 1960 Glastron boat restoration
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Our Client brought in his 1960's Glastron boat that he wanted to restore and enjoy with his young family. The goal was to keep the restoration as original as possible, keeping the same colors and cleaning/restoring the interior as best as possible. The end result was a beautiful, classic restoration of a 1960's "corvette" style Glastron boat.

In the before pictures you will see the boat stripped down to the shell, where we removed old carpeting, flooring, upholstery, windshield and instruments. There were a few cosmetic and structural repairs that needed to be performed prior to the refinishing stage, so repairs were completed in stage 2. Metal fabrication was needed to fix part of the missing rub rail. In stage 3, we began the refinishing process using the classic red and white Glastron colors, staying true to the 1960's era that this boat originated.

In the after pictures you will see the glossy updated finish, new carpeting, cleaned upholstery, and the original instruments cleaned and reinstalled. What a beautiful classic boat that this family can enjoy for decades to come!

Some Extra Information About Glastron Boats

Glastron is known for its boat hull design innovations, including the Aqualift and "SSV" hull designs, the latter of which is still in use today. Glastron was one of the first manufacturers of fiberglass boats, founded in Texas by Bob Hammond in 1956, the company was sold to Genmar Holdings in the 1990's and manufacturing was moved to Minnesota.
2006 Yamaha GP1300R: Customized Racing PWC with Graphics Scheme Painted to Match Helmet
Helmet Concept
LandCraft Marine jet ski race helmet concept photo
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Jet Ski Racing client requested a custom paint scheme that matched his helmet - We delivered!

In the before pictures you will see the customized racing 2006 Yamaha PWC as it came to our workshop. Structural fiberglass repairs were required prior to our refinishing and graphic work. In the next stage, we changed the base color and then began our graphics work. In the completed images you will see the helmet that we were given as a template and the graphics scheme that we custom painted to the Yamaha!
1998 Carver Santego 380
Boat Interior Update
LandCraft Marine Carver Yachts restoration
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Our Clients wanted to make the interior bedroom of their boat more child friendly and had us customize the bed to fit wall-to-wall, create a ladder for the bed that matches the interior woodwork, and then repack the deflated interior seating.  It was also requested that we blueprint, manufacture and install custom sun pads for the top deck of the Carver for the Clients and their guests to enjoy.

You will see in the pictures below the construction of the new bed platform and custom bed, custom made ladder, repaired interior seating and custom sun pads for the top deck that LandCraft provided in quality form.

A complete interior remodel was postponed, but the design swatches of marine grade nautical fabrics/materials that we put together for the remodel are provided below for you to see what can be done to update the interior of your boat.
Swatches for a Boat Interior Remodel
LandCraft Marine boat interior swatches 1
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