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The Pro-Line Legacy.
What started out as a small company building fishing boats for local guides in 1968 has grown to become one of the largest fiberglass fishing boat companies in the world - a fact that we are both honored and in awe of.

It hasn’t been easy, but through dedication, passion, and an undeterred pursuit of delivering the best quality boat for the best value, we have continued to provide families, professional anglers, guides, and many others with the boats of their dreams.

Here at Pro-Line we made a decision a long time ago; to listen to our customers and from their feedback deliver the best designed fishing boat for their hard earned money. And given our customer satisfaction ratings, and the high re-sale values of the pre-owned Pro-Line’s in the marketplace, we feel we continue to meet that ongoing mission.

For those of you that are previous customers and are coming back to purchase another Pro-Line we thank you. And for those of you that are thinking about buying your first Pro-Line we invite you to peruse our web site and see what our current owners have to say about their boats. And we’re hopeful that one day soon we can welcome you into the ever-growing family of satisfied Pro-Line owners!
1968
Dan Atwood and his father Ray incorporate as Pro-Line Boats and sign Crystal Outboard Motors as its first dealer.

Local charter guide, Capt. Sam Pecorino buys Pro-Line’s first boat (24-foot Dual Console).
1970 Pro-Line moves to current corporate facility, with major expansions occurring in 1971, 1974 and 1987.
1972 Pro-Line makes its first trade show appearance at the International Marine Trades Exhibit & Conference in Chicago.
1973 Pro-Line introduces its first cuddy cabin model (24-foot).
1979 Pro-Line develops its first deep-V model (23-foot Center Console and a cabin version).
1981 Pro-Line introduces its walkaround cabin series and sells an unprecedented 36 units at New York Boat Show. We also expanded into big-boat market with models up to 30 feet.
1986 Dan Atwood welcomes New York investment group headed by Lewis Ranieri, Lee Kimmell and Ken Wilson as partners.
1991 John E. Walker joins Pro-Line launching a new era of production and design.
1992 The owners of Pro-Line form American Marine Holdings and Pro-Line comes into the corporate family.
1994 Pro-Line develops Fiberglass Integrated Structural Technology (FIST), which replaces wood with composite coring and delivers lighter boats with lower maintenance requirements.
1995 Lee Kimmell becomes CEO of AMH and invigorates Pro-Line with his business expertise.
1997 Pro-Line trades a new boat for Capt. Sam Pecorino’s original 24-foot Dual Console. Still functional, the boat is kept as a museum piece and used in promotional events.
1999 Pro-Line sells 144 Center Consoles (24-footers) to the Mexican government for law enforcement. (Our largest government contract).

Dan Abshire wins Southern Kingfish Association National Championship title in a 30-foot Pro-Line Center Console.
2001 Capt. Chris Chase wins Southern Kingfish Association Angler of the Year title in a 34-foot Pro-Line Center Console.
2006 Capt. Steve Quinlan of Team Strike Zone wins his 2nd consecutive Shark Hunters tournament title in a 29-foot Pro-Line Center Console that he won for his 2005 victory.
2007 John E. Walker becomes General Manager of Pro-Line and brings more than 25 years of industry expertise into full focus.
2009 Pro-Line comes under new ownership and management.

John E. Walker becomes Chief Operating Officer of American Marine Holdings which consists of Pro-Line Boats and Donzi Marine.
2010 Pro-Line relocates to state of the art waterfront facility in North Carolina.

John E. Walker is appointed president of American Marine Holdings which consists of Pro-Line Boats and Donzi Marine.
2012 American Marine Holdings is dissolved and the brands (Pro-Line, Donzi, Fountain and Baja) reorganized into separate entities. John E. Walker remains president of the marine group.

The legacy continues.
 
 
 
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