Apart from building new boats, Mark McManus and Apache Powerboats provide custom manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and restoration of boats. McManus has restored half of the Apache boats he originally built in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. These were refurbished, not reconstructed, meaning the hulls were still in perfect condition; the new owners were interested in updating the look of the boats.
Throughout his career, McManus has manufactured in excess of 600 offshore boats, and he has been widely recognized by boating industry leaders for his numerous design innovations. McManus was the first to successfully use Kevlar® and carbon fiber in his hull designs to enhance the safety and durability of high-performance boats. Anodized, polished, laser-engraved aluminum, padded dashes, centerline steering, staggered engines, and theme boats with innovative graphics are all features that McManus developed and introduced into the boating industry. Today, these upgraded features can be found throughout the high-performance boating industry.
Using ballistics-grade Kevlar49 and pure 100% carbon fiber to his design specifications, along with hand-laid laminates and military-grade resins, McManus boats are precisely constructed to execute solid performance in the most adverse sea conditions. Precise alignment, balance, and weight distribution of internal components create a vibration-free performance, offering a stable and secure ride while attaining the fastest average speeds.
McManus hulls are known to last 30-plus years, unheard of in a high-performance boat designed for rough offshore seas. The hull lifespan, safety record, and unmatched quality command a higher resale value than any other 40’ high-performance deep-vee in the market today.
Every McManus boat is created to the client’s specifications, making each a showpiece of exquisite quality, power, and offshore performance. Hand-painted artwork, graphics, instrumentation, and cockpit designs are as unique as the owners.
McManus’ powerboats continue to rewrite powerboat history with their fit, finish, and ability to dominate and deliver in offshore waters at excessive speeds. One aspect about the new and refurbished boats is that once you see the project, you will remember the boat and its unique features for a long time.