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Meet Carolina Boatbuilder Paul Mann

Constructing boats for 30-plus years, Paul Mann knows exactly what it takes to build a classic Carolina-style sportfishing boat. Thank you to Power & Motoryacht's Charlie Levine for such a nice article and the opportunity to sit down with Paul on Power & Motoryacht's podcast. [edgtf_button size="large" type="solid" text="Click here to see article and listen to the podcast!" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/podcast/meet-carolina-boatbuilder-paul-mann?utm_campaign=PMY%20-%20NL%20-%20Daily&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=140458827&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9zQkeABVMims9WkE1OispK-CeJq91jLEoJTi8HNxjxjO7uguK_8564XbdOwqqCj8vzdME1iy-FqfcehTD1kxQ8TfHH0w&utm_content=140458827&utm_source=hs_email" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="600" margin=""]

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Paul Mann, a “Carolina Flare” Custom Sportfishing Pioneer and Owner of Paul Mann Custom Boats, Sets Course to Retire. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15th CONTACT: Robin Mann, media@paulmanncustomboats.com  DARE COUNTY, NC – For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also, and for more than three decades you could find Paul Mann of Paul Mann Custom Boats in Manns Harbor, North Carolina, doing what he was most passionate about––building custom sportfishing yachts. Paul, a lifelong avid fisherman with a gift of building tailored, traditional, true Carolina hulls has decided to officially retire and begin his next chapter alongside his wife, Robin. With several prospective clients and a booming marine industry, you can imagine the decision to retire did not

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Receives Honorable Mention Neptune Award for “Single Ad” from Marine Marketers of America for Marine Marketing Excellence

MIAMI, FL – Release Date: February 13th, 2020 Paul Mann Custom Boats and the company’s marketing partner, Igoe Creative, received an honorable mention in the category of “Single Ad,” from Marine Marketers of America (MMA) for Marine Marketing Excellence, the most prestigious marketing awards in the marine industry, during the awards breakfast held February 13th at the Miami International Boat Show. “Winning a Neptune Award communicates the highest level of marketing achievement in the boating industry,” said MMA President Wanda Kenton Smith. “This year’s field of entries represents a stellar mix of outstanding marketing initiatives launched and executed by companies large and small.” More

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Receives Neptune Award For “Best Single Ad” from Marine Marketers of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Mann TEL: 252-473-1716 MIAMI, FL: Paul Mann Custom Boats and the company’s marketing partners, Adams & Longino Advertising and Igoe Creative, received the industry’s highest marketing and creative honor, the Neptune Award, in the category of “Best Single Ad,” from the Marine Marketers of America (MMA) during the awards breakfast held February 14 at the Miami International Boat Show. Altogether, 19 Neptune Awards and 14 honorable mentions were awarded for work done during 2018. More than 172 entries were submitted from across the marine industry, including entries from small accessory manufacturers, worldwide brands

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Charter team aboard Paul Mann 56-foot A-SALT WEAPON reels in 877-pound NC record Bluefin tuna

Captain Dennis Endee with a charter team aboard the A-SALT WEAPON, a 56-foot Paul Mann custom owned by Greg Russell and Andy Purgason, achieved a new North Carolina state record with an 877-pound Bluefin tuna on March 17, 2018. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the huge Bluefin after fighting with the fish for two-and-a-half hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour of the body from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail) and had a girth of 79 inches. Chambers caught the fish using trolling dead

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Celebrated 30 Years of Custom Boat Building

Manns Harbor, NC -  It’s a little like excelling in playing the piano, painting, or engaging in any other art form. Assuming you are dedicated, gifted, and hardworking, in due time you become a master. Custom boatbuilding is, perhaps, a very different kind of art form than music or painting. But when you consider the depth of passion, experience, expertise, and attention to detail that Paul Mann brought to his boatbuilding craft, the logic of the analogy becomes clear. In short, after over 30 years of passionate dedication and continuous improvements, Paul Mann was among the best of the best–if

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Paul Mann Custom Boats Named Top Cabinetry Category Winner in Prestigious 2016 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge™ Woodworking Competition

ATLANTA, GA: Paul Mann Custom Boats of Manns Harbor, NC, was named worldwide winner of the Cabinetry category in the Twelfth Annual Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge™ woodworking competition, the woodworking industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards for natural veneer craftsmanship. The competition was sponsored by Veneer Tech and co-sponsored by FDMC magazine. The award was given for the design and technical woodworking skill exhibited in the figured teak veneer cabinetry throughout recently launched Paul Mann 60-foot custom sportfishing yacht CAUGHT UP. Winners in the six categories of competition (cabinetry, furniture, architectural woodworking, marquetry, specialty items and student design) were announced at the Georgia World Congress Center

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The accolades continue! Be sure to check out the December 2011 issue of Yachting magazine and read “The Year’s Best.” Here’s what the editors had to say about the Paul Mann Custom Boats 81-foot GEORGIA GIRL:

There are certain boats that create a positive buzz along the docks and get people talking. Then there are boats that create screams accompanied by church bells and shouts from mountaintops. Such a boat is the Paul Mann 81 Georgia Girl. Marlin magazine's Dean Travis Clarke recently wrote, "Each time I head to Wanchese [North Carolina] to sea-trial a Paul Mann vessel, I suffer some disbelief: I can't imagine the new one being better or more advanced than the last. But I've also learned that that attitude denies the inevitable. It's not difficult to figure out why this

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Paul Mann Boats Awarded “Neptune Award” for best full page ad in Marine Marketing

  Marine Marketers of America (MMA) in association with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the winners of its fourth-annual 2011 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence during the association's co-produced luncheon with Boating Writers International (BWI), held October 26 in the Grandview Room of the Bahia Mar Resort during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Paul Mann Custom Boats won for Best National Magazine Advertising (Full Page): for "81-Foot Ferrari" created by Paul Mann Custom Boats with Adams & Longino Advertising of Greenville NC.

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