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From Concept to Reality: The Story Behind Crafting Our One-of-a-Kind Catamaran Deck Boats


Posted by: Splendor Boats 3 months ago

Did you know that Splendor Boats and our catamaran deck boats have been at the forefront of marine craftsmanship for more than thirty years? 

Rooted in a tradition of pioneering design and familial principles, we excel in crafting deck boats that embody a way of life, not just a means of travel.

Our distinctive catamaran hull design and 100% wood-free build, coupled with our devotion to quality, distinguish us in the maritime industry.

Each Splendor Boat is hand-built using quality materials, reflecting our commitment to excellence, sustainability, safety, and ensuring every customer is satisfied.

Splendor Boats’ Journey

One of Splendor's catamaran deck boats speeding across the surface of a lake.

From our modest beginning in 1972 to becoming a leader in the deck boat industry, each moment of our journey showcases our commitment to innovation, quality, and the larger boating community.

At the heart of every great invention lies a story of inspiration, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Our unique catamaran deck boats are no exception.

Splendor Boats’ story truly begins earlier than 1972 – in 1959, Doyle Heckaman began his career in fiberglass, which would lay the foundation for his future innovations.

Twenty years later he opened his own fiberglass company and in 1980 created Splendor’s proprietary catamaran hull design still being used in our boats today.

In 2007, the current leadership (Doyle’s grandchildren) purchased the business and are proud to be a third-generation family business.

Unique Features Of Our Catamaran Deck Boats

Our catamaran deck boats are crafted with precision and reflect our deep-rooted passion for innovation. These vessels are more than just boats—they are the embodiment of a lifestyle cherished by water and boating enthusiasts across the country.

Proprietary Hull Design

Our unique catamaran hull design compacts air and water as they travel through the inside of the hull’s tunnel. This allows the boat to smoothly glide across even the choppiest water with minimal bow rise.

The constant flow of air through the tunnel is one of the attributes that allows Splendor boats to eliminate the pounding other boats experience in rough waters.

Fuel Efficient

Whether sitting at the dock or running across the open water, our deck boats stay level and don’t list from side to side. The unique hull design also makes our boats more fuel efficient, ensuring you can stay out on the water all day!

Wood-Free Construction

All of our deck boats are built with wood-free construction, using hand-laid fiberglass to ensure each boat will last a lifetime.


Our unique catamaran deck boats are designed with the family at the heart. Each boat is created to prioritize a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable day on the water for all ages.

Customization Options

We provide a wide variety of customization options for each boat we create to ensure it feels uniquely yours. Choose your preferred seating, flooring, lighting, sound system, fishing features, and more.

Find Your Perfect Catamaran Deck Boat

Whether you’re cruising along the coastline or embarking on a weekend adventure, our deck boats are more than just vessels – they are symbols of adventure, luxury, and the relentless pursuit of excellence on the open water.

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