Featured Custom #BoatBuild: Bobbi’s Swim Platform Just In Time for Scalloping

This week’s featured custom #BoatBuild is Bobbi’s Scallop Swim Platform:

Bobbi wanted to add a swim platform on his boat before scallop season and spent a good deal of time looking for the perfect one. He finally found that the Outboard Swim Platform 3 step ladder offered at Boat Outfitters was exactly what he was looking for.

After ordering the part, Bobbi went to work to slightly modify the King Starboard platform to fit his boat’s transom by cutting a notch out the back to clear the trim tab actuator. This is is a common challenge on bay boats with trim tabs as they have lower gunwales and shallower drafts! By making a few customizations, Bobbi is now able to use his step ladder with ease and makes getting back into the boat this scalloping season a breeze! 

Are you in need of any specific additions to your boat, but afraid that purchased pieces won’t fit properly? NEVER FEAR! We at Boat Outfitters can work with you to help meet your specific needs and make your boat the masterpiece of your dreams! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding specific pieces or customization of parts for your boat or fishing masterpiece!

Supporting Responsible Marine Stewardship

At Boat Outfitters, we proudly partner with organizations that are dedicated to protecting valuable marine resources. The Coastal Conservation Association Network (CCA) is a national, non-profit marine organization that acts as an advocate for the sustainable health of coastal fisheries and for recreational anglers’ interests. The organization supports projects from coast to coast on local, state and national levels, ranging from funding marine-science scholarships to building artificial reefs.

The Florida Chapter of the CCA is one of 17 state chapters. Locally, the Orlando, Florida chapter has worked steadfastly to promote awareness of marine conservation topics through community involvement. For the past three years, we’ve shown our support for the CCA Orlando Chapter not only by becoming members, but also through donations and attendance at fundraising events. This year, we are excited to continue showing our support by attending their 20th Annual BBQ and Auction.

In addition, we will be donating the following awesome items to be auctioned off in an effort to raise both awareness and funds for the organization’s many noteworthy projects:

We invite you to join us at the BBQ and show your support for a great organization! For information on the event or to learn more about The Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, please visit their website at www.ccaflorida.org.  


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