A seacraft with style: Caribiana Skiffs are custom-built to blend style and versatility.[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]
It cuts a long and elegant silhouette across the horizon. Skimming Skimming
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"It was one of those true coveting experiences," says the Greenville native, recalling the first time he spotted a model of the Pensacola, Florida-based boating line he owns today.
"I just fell in love with it," he says. "And that's how it is for a lot of people when they want one of these boats. It's just a matter of timing until you can justify getting one."
With a shape that echoes the traditional workboats found in the Caribbean islands and a craftsmanship that bespeaks an earlier age, the skiffs promise an uncommon blend of style and versatility. On any given day, Morse's own Caribiana might be found pulling his kids on a tubing ride, carrying friends into the sunset on an afternoon cruise, or easing into knee-deep inlets where he'll cast flies for speckled speck·led
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Like all love affairs, this one involved some pursuit. After that first glance in 2005, Morse tracked down the boat's original makers--only to learn that company founder Lynn Rabren and his wife, Joanne McDonnough, had ceased production in the wake of Hurricane Katrina Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. .
After a few months of getting to know Morse, Rabren agreed to sell the company to him and to remain onboard as a guiding force, ensuring the new skiffs stayed true to his original vision.
"He had set out to build a boat that would mimic the spirit and look of the Caribbean workboat work·boat
A boat used for work rather than for recreation, transportation, or military purposes. ," Morse says. "Over the years, he tweaked See tweak. the design and made it more refined and comfortable."
Today, Caribiana Sea Skiffs offers 23-foot models with a host of options. Each is custom built in the Pensacola area, with teak teak, tall deciduous tree (Tectona grandis) of the family Verbenaceae (verbena family), native to India and Malaysia but now widely cultivated in other tropical areas. rub rails, floorboards, and helm seats that are handmade by local craftsmen. Depending on a customer's requests, each skiff may take as little as eight weeks or as long as sixteen weeks to complete.
The company operates on a boutique scale, with only four people managing the day-to-day business. For Morse, it is a continuation of his career in the lifestyle product arena. Prior to moving to the Gulf Coast, he spent 16 years in Atlanta, where he was the North American North American
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Delivering his customers' new additions to their lifestyles is something Morse does himself, in person. When a custom skiff is completed, he loads it onto an aluminum trailer, wraps it in its protective mooring MOORING, mar. law. The act of arriving of a ship or vessel at a particular port, and there being anchored or otherwise fastened to the shore.
2. Policies of insurance frequently contain a provision that the ship is insured from one place to another, "and till cover, and drives it right to the client's dock. "There is always that moment when you get to show off a piece of work and witness the reaction that people have," says Morse, recalling his days as an art major at Delta State University History
Established in 1924 by an act of the Mississippi Legislature, Delta State Teachers College first opened its doors to students in 1925. The name was later changed to Delta State College (1955) and then Delta State University (1974). . "That reaction is what I love most about it."
His customers' pleasure pays off in other ways, too. From Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Bay, inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.200 mi (320 km) long, from 3 to 30 mi (4.8–48 km) wide, and 3,237 sq mi (8,384 sq km), separating the Delmarva Peninsula from mainland Maryland. and Virginia. to the Great Lakes Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with a combined surface area of c.95,000 sq mi (246,050 sq km). , Morse is able to connect inquiring clients with people in their areas who already own a Caribiana Sea Skiff.
"They are our salespeople," he says. "They will take you out for a ride and talk your ear off, because they love them so much."
The custom-made crafts are economical to run, Morse says. Whereas he once used a 200-horse-power engine to drive his earlier 23-foot boat, his Caribiana reaches 30 mph with a 60-horse-power engine. The main reason is due to the slender hull, at only 6.5 feet wide.
Although Morse and his wife, the former Connie Lucas of Hattiesburg, have enjoyed their own simple white skiff, they are currently crafting a new model with a lime-green hull and rich teak accents. It will serve to take out prospective clients and to share the joys of life on the water with their three daughters.
"There's no telling how many different types of boats will take you out to the beach," Morse says. "But there is only one boat that feels like this, and gives you that experience of being so close to the water and just enjoying life."
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