DCB Performance Boats isn’t the only boat builder in this industry that spends time with its customers upon delivery of a new boat, but after getting to experience the process firsthand on Tuesday, one would be hard-pressed to find another company that does it quite like DCB thanks to the dedicated efforts of longtime employee Tony Chiaramonte.
DCB’s Tony Chiaramonte runs the new Lickity Split M35 Widebody on Arizona’s Lake Havasu. Photo by Robert Brown
Chiaramonte, who started with the El Cajon, Calif., builder in 1993 and worked at Eliminator Boats for several years before returning to DCB in 2009, delivered the latest M35 Widebody to first-time DCB customer JP O’Donoghue earlier this week (read the story). And for almost two days in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.—the city Chiaramonte visits the most often for deliveries—he walked O’Donoghue and his best friend, Brad Klopefer, through arguably the most elaborate DCB build in the company’s 25-year history.