About Everglades by Dougherty
A lifetime tradition of offshore boat building
One way in which a boat buyer can gauge the quality of a boat manufacturer is to see how many generations the company has invested in the craft. For the Dougherty family, they have 50 years of experience and multiple generations invested in their brand, as well as hold the 1999 Marine Manufacturers Innovation Award. Founder, Bob Doughetry (age 89) continues to work with his family. Although the Everglades company was only birthed in 2001, there is nothing novice about the master craftsman who is behind the helm.Read More
Boats built by boat enthusiasts
Everglades boats are built by those who have been out on the ocean. They know the conditions and the perils which one may face when in open water and have crafted their boats to combat these potential circumstances. Several features of the Everglades boats for sale are unique and patented to the company. The top patented feature would be the unsinkable RAMCAP construction. RAMCAP (Rapid Molded Core Assembly Process) unsinkable boats are designed by bonding the hull, deck, and structural core together using extreme pressure. According to Everglades FAQ, this process makes it safe to bring 350LX, 350cc, 320CC, and the 290 Pilot offshore. Please note, the company does state that the unsinkable bay boats are designed for inland waters, though “they can handle the rough seas”.
Safety is a top concern, luxury is the understated signature
This line, taken directly from the Everglades features page, is a testimonial to the focus of the company. There are several different features which are primarily safety and longevity based in the design. Such features in the Everglades boats for sale include bedded or gasket hardware, powder coated thick grab rails, variable dead rise deep v-hull, pre-molded high-density closed cell structural foam floatation, Bronze high-speed intake strainers, and ABS backing used for self-tapping screws and bolts.
When looking at the various models offered by the manufacturer, you will note that there is no wood used in the construction of any of the models. And although this may be offsetting to some boat enthusiasts, the premise for such is to increase the lifespan of the vessel and promote safety.
Everglades by Dougherty offers five different fleets. These fleets are the Center Console, the Dual Console, Cabin, Pilot, and Commercial. Amongst the Center Console are the 230, 243, 243 Signature Series, 253, 255, 273, 295,325, 355, and 435 (the largest of the boats with an overall length of 45 feet). Dual Console is only offered for the 25 foot 230 model. Three models are offered for the Cabin. These are the 320 EX, 350 LX, and the 360 LXC. Both the 350 and the 360 LXC have 328-gallon max person cap with 1,050 max HP. Pilot and Commercial Everglades boats require you to contact the company for more information, unless you find a used boat for sale.
The Everglades Warranty
Everglades boats for sale have a Lifetime Hull warranty. This warranty is transferrable so long as the purchaser contacts the Everglades Warranty Team. You do have to pay a fee to transfer the warranty and transfers must be completed within 30 days of the purchase date. In addition to the Lifetime Hull Warranty, there is also a 5-year Stern-to-Stern Warranty. This warranty is also transferrable, but is subject to the remaining life of the warranty as well as the company’s terms and conditions. Boat buyers of Everglades’ vessels should inquire the seller as to the original date of purchase so as to know if the 5-year Stern to Stern warranty is still in effect.
More about Everglades Boats
If you wish to see some Everglades boats in person, the company hosts a number of events throughout the year in the Florida region. Such events are Ladies at the Helm, Great Lakes Boating Festival, The Florida Boat Show, and the 2017 Summer Rendezvous are ideal functions which will allow potential boat buyers to see the performance and the aesthetics of the Everglades fleet in action. For more information go to Everglades event page.
Should you have more inquires about Everglades by Dougherty, or if you are unable to attend one of the many events sponsored by the manufacturers, please contact Vessel Vendor directly. Vessel Vendor offers a selection of pre-owned Everglades boats for sale and can answer any general inquires which you may have about the various models offered by the Everglades.