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OBX BOATWORKS and owner/designer Brad Flater has combined the classic design of a true Carolina flare hull design with today’s modern boat building technology and added unsurpassed craftsmanship of North Carolina furniture artisans.

Starting with a proven hull design, the Carolina flare,  OBX offers a family of boats ranging in size from 32’ to 42’ in Bay, Center Console and Express configurations.


Instead of forcing a prospective owner to settle for a one-size-fits-all option, Flater draws on his expertise as a Naval Architect to customize each boat in a way that realizes the vision of its owner.


 Advanced materials, including proprietary resins and nanotechnology, provide OBX design engineers with a platform that no other boat builder on the planet has to design components.


Fabrication methods range from using state-of-the-art techniques and tools to leveraging the hand and experience of master craftsmen to realize every detail.

Founder: Brad Flater

Year Founded: 2010

Location:: High Point, NC

Boat Type Offered: Bay, Center Console, Express

Boat Sizes Offered: 32', 36', 40', 42'