September 2005

A Family Affair: Custom Steel Boats' Neville 47
A feature article in Passage Maker Magazine's September 2005 issue.
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Custom Steel Boats Announces A New Line of Expedition Style Yachts……Amerigo Yachts!

In celebration of our 25 years in the marine industry, Custom Steel Boats is proud to announce a new line of expedition style yachts ranging in size from 49 – 98 feet in length.  The new Amerigo Yacht line of vessels, with steel hull and aluminum superstructure, will set a new industry standard combining functionality, beauty, and safety.   

Amerigo Yachts will develop a full line of yachts ranging from 49 feet to 92 feet. The mission of the company is to build and market high quality, safe, and reliable steel vessels that will give the customer value and style.  “We want the boat building experience to be a positive and rewarding one”, said Teresa Flowers, “and the customer will always come first”. Contact Amerigo Yachts for more information at 102 Yacht Dr., Merritt, NC 28556 or 252-745-7447.

Custom Steel Boats Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years in the marine industry, Custom Steel Boats continues to produce top quality custom yachts in steel and aluminum. Many changes have taken place over the last 25 years.  Starting at a small location in Arapahoe, North Carolina in 1981, CSB began with one welding machine and desire to construct boats!  Armed with plenty of ambition and intuition, a vast knowledge of boat construction, and an enormous amount of integrity, Richard and Rodney Flowers founded Custom Steel Boats.  As the business grew, they saw the need for a larger location.  In 1994, CSB moved to their present location in Merritt, North Carolina.  The new location offered the distinct advantage of building bigger boats…and bigger boats they did build!  Still operating under the founding philosophy of fair and honest business practice, Custom Steel Boats continues to thrive in a very competitive, volatile market.  Happy 25th Anniversary, CSB!! 

Boat Show News

2007 - The Custom Steel (CS) 82, recently completed and launched at Custom Steel Boats, will be featured at the 48th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 25-29, 2007!  The Flowers family will be attending the show and will be available to consult on any new build projects.

2006 - Trawler Fest at Solomon’s Island, Maryland – September 28 – 30 – Two trawlers recently built by Custom Steel Boats, the Neville 39 and the Neville 47, were featured at the show presented by Authentic Yachts of Annapolis, Maryland.  Rodney & Mitzie Flowers attended the show. Custom Steel Boats proudly announces the Neville 47 was voted #1 “People’s Choice” at the 2006 Solomon’s Island Trawler Fest!

35th Annual Powerboat Show at Annapolis, Maryland – October 12 – 15 – The Neville 39 and the Neville 47 will be available for show presented by Authentic Yachts of Annapolis, Maryland.

47th Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – October 26 – 30 – The Flowers family plans on attending.

November 2010

Pamlico Boatmaker Awarded Contract for New Savannah Ferry 
A feature article in the New Bern Sun Journal.
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June 2011

Rodney and Teresa Flowers will be attending the Commercial Marine Expo at Norfolk, Virginia - June 22 -23.

Click here for more information on the Commercial Marine Expo

August 2013


Long time friend and engine sales representative Don Freeman passed away on August 16, 2013. He will be greatly missed by our family and the marine industry.

102 Yacht Drive
Merritt, NC 28556
Tel. 252.745.7447

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