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If you’ve ever walked the docks of a marina, fished the oceans of the world, or participated in a fishing tournament, then you know the names Carolina Classic and Albemarle Sportfishing Boats. You also understand that these brands are recognized for building high-quality, express platforms for serious offshore fishermen.

Both companies were started as small family businesses that quickly grew to the acclaim of their proven hulls. Their reputation for building boats that raise fish and handle nasty weather while offering premium amenities, grabbed the attention of serious anglers around the world.

The two companies have united as one to create an industry- leading company focused on building the best express sportfishing boats on the water today. Their combined sixty years in the marine industry, seasoned boatbuilding talent, and feedback from the owners of more than 3,600 hulls built to date will be harnessed to define the future of sportfishing boats . Albemarle, The Carolina Classic, has outlasted the competition and positioned themselves as the leader in the express boat market from 25 to 41 feet.

Founder: Scott Harrell Sr.

Year Founded: 1978

Location:: Edenton, NC

Boat Type Offered: Convertible & Express

Boat Sizes Offered: 25', 27', 29', 32', 36', 41'