In 1979, Hurricane Frederic barreled into the Gulf Coast and a small seafood shop in Coden, Alabama was right in its path. The shop, owned by James and Michael Rice, was destroyed. Out of that destruction, the father-son duo endeavored to create a new venture building boats. Within months, Master Boat Builder was founded.

What started as a small venture quickly turned into an internationally recognized work boat business. Over the past 40 years, Master Boat Builders, Inc. has built and delivered approximately 450 vessels to customers all over the world. Our vision is to build quality boats for quality-minded individuals at an economic cost. Our management team is ingrained in all of our daily operations from conceptual design through delivery to ensure your boat is BUILT TO LAST.