Renowned naval architect Lou Codega talks about sportfishing boat design trends.
It was the late 1980s, and Joan and Owen Maxwell were on a quest to find themselves. The couple were wandering around an Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when Owen had an idea.
“Let’s just build boats. That’s all I want to do,” he told Joan. “Maybe Albemarle still has one of the 21 molds. We can just work off that.”
This was the moment of conception, so to speak, for Regulator Marine, which today is one of the most respected names in the fishboat business.