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Aluma Marine Custom Boats
Phone: 504-218-8980 Email: email@example.com
Aluma Marine Custom Boats are designed in the Louisiana tradition with the
serious sportsman in mind. These 100% aluminum
welded boats are built by professional boat builders committed to a quality
product and client satisfaction.
Darren Bolotte and Chad Perrin are the owners of Aluma Marine Custom Boats.
Their boats are custom designed and built to comply with each individual owner's
desires, effectively making the conversion from dream to reality as seamless and
aggravation-free as possible.
"Why settle on someone else's idea of the perfect boat?" asks
Darren. "My cousin Chad and I have 50 years of welding experience between
us, allowing us to provide our clients with custom-built aluminum boats that
will meet or exceed their dreams. The result is a proven, high performance boat
built with quality, care, and attention to our customer's boating needs. We
consistently outperform the competition, and our customers are the most
satisfied on the water.
Aluma Marine can design and construct aluminum vessels of any type, including
boats used for family outings, fishing, hunting, water-skiing, or work (see
models, below). These bayou & gulf tested boats perform under even the most
rugged weather conditions, whether in the ocean, up a river or on the lake. And
most remarkably, while some people believe that custom aluminum boats are
expensive, aluminum boats are quite a bargain when their prices are compared to
the years, people have come to realize that Aluma Marine Custom Boats are
durable, reliable and nearly maintenance free. In addition to these practical
qualities, Chad and Darren take pride in listening to their customers and giving
them what they want, in both price and design. Chad and Darren also know that
experienced boaters are their best customers. The best way to ensure that one
will appreciate a properly built boat is to own a few that do not meet ones
Just ask Autry and Andy Dufrene, the owners of American Tugs. The Dufrene's
have owned American Tugs since 1962, and the company currently has a fleet of
five 2200 hp push boats at their location, 1304 Peters Road in Harvey. Autry's
first-experience with boat building and metal working for many years has
essentially made him an expert in boat building, and Autry chose Aluma Marine to
build a boat for his personal enjoyment.
with Autry you can sense the driving spirit that led to American Tug's core
principles. He seeks to strengthen and preserve the values, visions, and
traditions which form the foundation of his family's enterprise, while always
focusing on his faith; Autry requested that I let our readers know "all of
this I would have lost if not for being born again, a new birth."
Autry has owned many boats over the years, and currently owns a 47' Bertram.
When shopping for his new boat, he knew that he wanted it to be made of
aluminum, the material of choice for the commercial boating industry and the
serious sport fisherman. Throughout the years, the Dufrenes have learned how
treacherous Lake Pontchartrain can become at a moments notice.
making his decision to purchase an aluminum boat, Autry commissioned Chad and
Darren to build a twenty-seven foot Aluma Marine Sportsfisher, "Granny's
Taxi", named for his bride of 35 years, Andy.
"Taking the grandchildren skiing is such a joy as Granny's Taxi
is a dream to operate", says Andy. She is thrilled with her husband's gift
to her, a boat that inspires confidence and unmatched maneuverability, specially
designed to take all her kids out on the lake. The rest of the Dufrene family is
also thrilled with Granny's Taxi. The only controversy was caused when
Andy requested that the boat match the color of her home on the Rigolets. She
was out-voted by her family, all of whom insisted that Pepto-Bismol Pink wasn't
an acceptable color.
Autry recommends that you compare the Aluma Marine Custom Boat's hull to any
of their competitors on a sea trial. The ride will speak for itself no matter
what the weather conditions.
or novice boaters may want some specialized help in choosing a boat that will be
right for their intended use. You can choose from an existing Aluma Marine
design, or they will tailor your vessel to suit your requirements. The following
is a list of the models currently available for construction:
- Bay Boat models 20' through 25' Ideal sport package that's right at home
fishing, hunting, cruising, skiing, or just taking a break from the week's
challenges. Our boats include all standard features that you would expect on
any top of the line production boat.
- All of our Sportfisher hulls are commercial quality on the inside (under
the floor, stringer system, etc...) recreational quality on the outside.
Awlgrip paint exterior and speedliner interior are standard as this material
is resilient in all types of weather and is able to withstand the demands of
- 25' - 27' Sportfisher designed with the serious fisherman in mind.
Thoroughly engineered to deliver all-seasons performance, you'll find every
detail's been painstakingly addressed, creating a superior product unequaled
in quality and craftsmanship.
- Built to withstand all the rigors of offshore conditions. Fast, stable and
dry. Good looks, speed, high quality materials and construction, almost
limitless power options, unmatched stability and handling make the 28' - 32'
Deep V Sportfisher a great choice.
- 32' to 36' Offshore model is in a class by itself designed to meet the
specific needs of full-time professional anglers; Aluma Marine Custom Boats
continues to set new standards of excellence in construction, performance,
layout and interior space. Loaded with fishing features, so you can fish
your life away in our Offshore model renowned for its performance and
- Design anyway you want - want the live well in the bow? If you can image
it we can build it. Features like built-in head, custom storage box seats,
anchor lockers, large fish boxes, T-top, rod storage and all-welded motor
bracket make this a premium, year around fishing package.
- Totally customizable - we are flexible enough to cater to your
specifications, unlimited options available. We offer Honda Marine engines
and can make great deals on total packages. Diesel options are also
& Chad have accepted the challenge to bring you the best performing and
highest quality aluminum boats, handcrafted, built, and guaranteed to last a
Of course, just reading and looking at pictures gives you only a limited idea
of the quality of Aluma Marine's boats. Seeing and driving one of their boats is
truly the test of quality, and Aluma Marine invites you to do experience the
benefits of their quality craftsmanship and enjoy the thrill of the ride.
Call Darren Bolotte or Chad Perrin at 504 -218-8980 for details on the best
aluminum boat on the water. Whether you're looking to build right now or in the
near future, they can help you to design your boat of a lifetime. Aluma Marine -
Built to order and built to last!
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