As the founder of Dave’s Custom Boats (DCB) in El Cajon, Calif., Dave Hemmingson has seen his company grow to new heights practically every year for the past two decades. This year was one he will never forget, that’s for sure. Between getting the first two M41 Widebody catamarans on the water and the introduction of the M29, the 29-foot sibling of the M31, M35 and M41 models, Hemmingson had a lot to smile about when reflecting on the 2013 boating season.
High: Easily the high for me was building the second M41, the red one. From start to finish, it was amazing to see that boat come to life. And then to be able to run it at some poker runs and at the DCB Regatta was incredible. There’s nothing like it on the water.
Low: I’d have to say the low for me was hearing that Lenny Headley passed away in Northern California. He was such a nice guy and always took great photos and video of our boats at the Desert Storm Poker Run and other events. He’ll definitely be missed by everyone at DCB.