Bonadeo Boatworks began 20 plus years ago when Larry Bonadeo started sport fishing on the great lakes. After many years of both tournament fishing in Michigan and sport fishing in Florida and the Bahamas, water sports and especially boat handling, travel, fishing and renovation became both a hobby and passion.
In 1998, Larry sold his construction company and was given the opportunity to help construct his 63’ sport fish as a laborer with the crew, at the same time earning his 100 ton captains license.
The next couple of years were spent fishing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and transiting the Panama Canal. All the while, the work he was able to perform on his own boat had him thinking of innovative ways in which to construct similar vessels utilizing today’s materials and engineering.
With the composite cross linked structural foams available today, a vessel can be built lighter, stronger and with positive buoyancy, even in the 60 foot class. These vessels can still be as custom and sea kindly as the wooden cored technology, with the positive attributes listed above and also the advantages of no rot or insect problems.
The weight savings of the cored hull also equate to fuel savings. Our boats are constructed with a cold molded vacuum bagged process, utilizing Epoxy Resins, Kevlar, Carbon Fiber, Biaxial Fiberglass and Composite Cores.
What better way to enjoy traveling and fishing than in your custom built, one of a kind yacht. You know that you and your family are safe, even in emergency situations because the vessel below you has positive buoyancy engineered into it.
Our primary business focus is Custom Sportfish Boat Construction. The boats that we construct consist of a composite designed hull and superstructure.
Our boats are constructed with a cold molded process utilizing epoxy resins, and composite cores.
We build each boat by hand one at a time starting, with conceptual ideas from the prospective owner, through finalization with the naval engineer/designer. From that point the construction process begins.
This is where the abilities of a captain and owner enhance the construction process with Larry working with his Family and employees, from a hands on basis.
This accounts for the quality of construction, innovative ideas and future accessibility of systems for ease of maintenance, now and ten years from now. When available, redundant systems are installed so that the traveling sport fisherman need not stop a trip to wait on parts.
All pumps and machinery housed in separate pump room including Batteries