In 2011, Marc Shlaes took a custom boat manufacturing venture into his own hands. Today, he has helped DIY-ers throughout the world create over 1,500 feet of custom Enviboats with the ALEXSEAL system. “Brian Champlin treats me like I treat my customers. Personal relationships build trust. Every time I call ALEXSEAL, they answer the phone just as enthusiastically as if I were a major manufacturer,” explains Shlaes.
Enviboats provides all of the materials, instruction, tools, and support for individuals to build their own custom Carolina sportfish or pleasure craft from 13 to 40 feet. Designs vary across a multitude of CAD renderings, allowing Enviboats to easily break into new markets like the current build of Dragonfly, a super-stable 16’ fly fishing boat for flat water. Offering comprehensive technical support free of charge to all of their clients, Shlaes has the unique opportunity of getting to know his customers and their families via constant communication throughout the build process. Enviboats opens up their workshop to clients seeking a professional yard, but also ships their jigs and kits internationally.
“Our goal is to get more boats on the water… Hopefully with the Envi name on them! I support ALEXSEAL because we use it everyday. When our clients are chasing the ‘highs and lows’ with fairing compounds and fillers, it is critical to have a coatings system that is so easily repairable, yet tough as can be. Not to mention, the finishes are just beautiful.” Whether an individual is applying a topcoat in their own garage or a professional applicator is spraying during a superyacht refit; ALEXSEAL coating systems deliver reliable quality and consistent appearance, backed by our professional support programs.