In 1924, Walter C. Meloon took advantage of the real estate boom and moved to Florida with his wife and three sons. At the new location, the family decided to build boats and opened the Florida Variety a year later. In 1930 the company was renamed Pine Castle Boat. Six years later, Melun changed the company name for the last time to Correct Craft, which has survived to this day.
During the Second World War, the company carried out orders for the army. So in 1945, General Reagan ordered the plant to build 400 ships in two weeks, while the company at that time had never produced more than 50 boats per month. The team, thanks to a promptly developed methodology, was able to fulfill the order without losing quality and without even giving up weekends on Sundays. National Geographic called it “Miraculous Production.” After that, the new direction and brand only gained momentum. In 1986, a contract was signed with SeaWorld to supply Nautique boats for ski shows in marine parks. In 1995 and 1996 the boats of the manufacturer were chosen as the official vessels at the World Wakeboarding Championships.
Correct Craft and its Nautique brand are very popular with water sports enthusiasts these days. The shipyard's boats constantly take part in international competitions, the company also organizes various events itself, and acts as a sponsor among professional athletes.
The construction of boats under the Nautique brand is carried out at the plant in Orlando, Florida. The facility covers a total area of 55 hectares, where there are two lakes for testing concepts and finished boats, a head office and indoor production facilities of 25,000 square meters. Even not every superyacht manufacturer can boast of such numbers. At the same time, it does not take into account various auxiliary objects, which also belong to the company and produce various components for the brand.
The company builds sports tugs that are suitable for both hobbyists and professionals. The lineup is dominated by Deck boats (with extended nose), although there are a few bowriders. Since the launch of the first boat to this day, fiberglass remains the main material in the manufacture of hulls, while carbon fiber is added to some models to reduce weight and improve strength.
Nautique was the first company to introduce a production boat specifically designed for wakeboarding with its Total Surface Control hull. The shipyard's boats are appreciated for their sophisticated hydrodynamics and of course for the Nautique Surf System (NSS) technology, which allows you to fine-tune the wave. It is also worth noting that engines from sister PCM Marine Engines are installed on all models, which allows us to guarantee high quality.