New 2013 Sanger Boats
Sanger Boats began building race boats 52 years ago. The concept was simple...build a boat that will go fast, ride well and last a long time. Today our concept has not changed...As a matter of fact, we know that our boats are built better than ever before. What started out in 1954 has been improved upon through years of research, hard work and technology. At Sanger boats, we are proud to be known as the driving force behind today's best-built tournament tow boats.
Take a long look at Sanger Boats and you will see that we take the time to construct our hand-laminated boats the way they should be made - one layer at a time. We never use pre-formed components constructed together with caulk and glue, and we don't use machine-applied, chopped fiberglass strand. Our expert laminators carefully apply each layer of 100 percent woven cloth and resin. These craftsmen then finish each inch of the surface to achieve the perfect strength-to-weight ratio. Sanger Boats employees, many of whom have been building boats for years, do all of this work by hand. We take great pains to ensure that every part is built exactly to our specifications. We have spent 50 years building our reputation for the best designed, best built performance ski boats on the market today. our heritage is driven from our pursuit of perfection.
What does it mean when we say our boats are "Built for Life"? It means we pay attention to the details. The proven power, performance and reliability of our Mercury Mercruiser is rooted in the hundreds of items we manufacture in-house to ensure quality, like the moisture-sealed wood/glass composite structure we use inside our hulls. Our hand-fabricated and hand-finished Aqua-beam-cored fiberglass composite stringers are critical components of each hull. It takes time and dedication to build a boat that lasts a lifetime.
Sanger Boats, Inc., founded by Jack Davidson, was established in 1954 in the small town of Sanger, California. At the age of 16, Jack built his first 14-foot wooden boat from the instructions in a magazine. Jack married in 1950 and went on to have four children. In 1956, Jack built his first Sanger Boats dragster for hot boat racing and began drag boat racing competition. In Berkeley, CA, in 1958, Jack set a record at the speed of 118 mph.
In 1961, Jack built a 17 foot glass boat called the “White Mist”. This boat was well known on the water during the early 60's. By the mid 60's, Jack was making various racing accessories and designed a forged steel propeller. In partnership with Larry Stellings, Jack formed Stellings Propellers, Inc. The forged steel propeller Jack designed was put on all the Sanger Boats during this time. Jack did not blueprint any of his ideas. Everything he did was through his own vision and ingenuity and went straight from his head to creation. 1965 was the year Jim Ramsey raced the first “Climax”, which was a Sanger shovel nose hydro model. Another popular design was the circle boat, also known as flat bottoms. Jack felt his greatest achievements were in getting the flat bottoms to work well. In 1969, Jack moved his business to Fresno and built a plant on 10 acres of land right off Highway 99, where it still stands today.
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