For round two of The Highs and Lows of 2012 series on speedonthewater.com, the founder of Dave’s Custom Boats (DCB), Dave Hemmingson, took a moment to reflect at the end of a busy year. Not only is DCB in the midst of expanding its popular M Series catamarans with the new M41 Widebody and the M29 Widebody, which will be finished in early 2013, the El Cajon, Calif., company has been charging ahead by attending more events annually and focusing on its redesigned website. In fact, the crew at DCB recently introduced a new feature called InsideOut, which follows the happenings in and out of the DCB shop. Here’s what Hemmingson had to say about the year 2012.
High: Obviously my absolute high for 2012 is the completion of the new M41 Widebody. We put a ton of work into the M41 this year. Not only did we design it and tool it, but we built the boat, too. Seeing it come to life is a dream come true.
Low: I’d have to say I was disappointed that our business-friendly presidential candidate Mitt Romney was not elected. But most of all, I was saddened by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. We have some customers in that area who took the hit, which is sad, but I just feel horrible for that entire area of the country.