Between the introduction of its 369 with a new fishing-friendly T-top, the delivery of two incredible 39-foot models and the hiring of a well-known sales and marketing manager, Deep Impact Custom Boats has been busy, to say the least.
Just ask Mark Fischer, the owner of Off Lease Only and Boats Direct USA, the company behind Deep Impact and Blackwater Boats, or Ron and Dana McLean, the husband and wife team leading the way at Boats Direct USA. They recently returned from the Rockin The Harbor Poker Run in Baltimore and had an outstanding time at the inaugural event showcasing the company’s new 36-footer powered by three Mercury Marine Verado 350 engines.
That event, which Deep Impact sponsored, followed the delivery of a new 399 with an incredibly detailed paint job courtesy of Stephen Miles Design in Kentucky, which was on the heels of the delivery of a new 399 painted to match the impressive turquoise and white 77-meter Go elegant yacht that now has a beautiful quad-engine center console as a tender.
To gain some insight on the company’s latest happenings, I caught up with veteran powerboat industry salesman Bill Bartus, who joined the team a few weeks ago. Working from his Pompano Beach, Fla., office, Bartus has grand ambitions for the company starting with a couple of fall boat shows as well as establishing some new sales opportunities in the Northeast, Midwest and even the West Coast.