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Old 03-05-2008, 08:45 AM
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in 1960, Left side, going east: I-beam yard, nothing, nothing nothing, Scottiecraft, nothing nothing.
Right side: nothing, nothing, construction company, nothing nothing. The only noteworthy news item of that day: Linda Lovelace lived on a houseboat behind Scottiecraft.
1962: add Formula on the right side. 1964, change Formula to Donzi. 1966: add Magnum. 1968, add Hi-lift Marine (then called Atlas Marine). 1969: Cigarette on the left side. Scratch Scottiecraft. Over the years, the Scottiecraft building held: Signature Marine, with a big sign that said "Cigarettes are hazardous to your health. Buy a Signature. Better boat, less money". Pantera, the beginning of Apache, later with their own building.

Later, Cigarette ended up with 4 buildings, and Bobby Saccenti buiit his own. Aronow, by then, had bought all of the available vacant property. He built a building for Joe Setton, who was building a fishboat, and himself. Those buildings were on the right side, and later became Bobby Moore, TnT, after Setton was killed in a hang gliding accident in the French Alps. 1980, change Donzi to Cougar, add Fort Apache, Tempest, and a bunch of little guys.

In the middle of all that, Aronow had Squadron XII, and sold it two or three times while he was on non-compete from selling the other companies. 1983, add USA.

1985, scratch Cougar, add Boss something or other, A.J Roberts.

1987 scratch Aronow, Kramer. 2003, scratch the whole frickin' street!
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Brownie,
You forgot Omega boats!
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Christ, Pepe, I can't remember how many drinks I had last night. Couldn't we lump them in with 'a bunch of little guys'?
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Was it Jeffrey = Omega boats???
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PS, Can I be the big - little guy?
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in 1960, Left side, going east: I-beam yard, nothing, nothing nothing, Scottiecraft, nothing nothing.
Right side: nothing, nothing, construction company, nothing nothing. The only noteworthy news item of that day: Linda Lovelace lived on a houseboat behind Scottiecraft.
1962: add Formula on the right side. 1964, change Formula to Donzi. 1966: add Magnum. 1968, add Hi-lift Marine (then called Atlas Marine). 1969: Cigarette on the left side. Scratch Scottiecraft. Over the years, the Scottiecraft building held: Signature Marine, with a big sign that said "Cigarettes are hazardous to your health. Buy a Signature. Better boat, less money". Pantera, the beginning of Apache, later with their own building.

Later, Cigarette ended up with 4 buildings, and Bobby Saccenti buiit his own. Aronow, by then, had bought all of the available vacant property. He built a building for Joe Setton, who was building a fishboat, and himself. Those buildings were on the right side, and later became Bobby Moore, TnT, after Setton was killed in a hang gliding accident in the French Alps. 1980, change Donzi to Cougar, add Fort Apache, Tempest, and a bunch of little guys.

In the middle of all that, Aronow had Squadron XII, and sold it two or three times while he was on non-compete from selling the other companies. 1983, add USA.

1985, scratch Cougar, add Boss something or other, A.J Roberts.

1987 scratch Aronow, Kramer. 2003, scratch the whole frickin' street!
i wonder if Don ever stopped by the house boat
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# 1 There were 2 canals in each side of 188st, each with a north and south side and I believe there were a few manufacturers like Tempest yachts that was on the southern end of the south canal, so they were not on 188...right or wrong ???

#2 Can anyone confirm which of these companies are still owned and operated by thier "original" founder ??

#3 Here are some recent pictures of 188...what a shame that condos were built and some do not even have docks and the ones that do are empty. (pic 1 & 2 is the old Fort Apache)
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:57 AM
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How much those condos going for?! I'd like to have an address at 188th st.
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great thread guys would love to have seen it the day, well atleast my 67 donzi that was there
a pic from king of thunderboat row well sorry not the best quality but
it is donzi and one of Don's other companies magnum maybe Brownie would know
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The building is Magnum. Everything else is Donzi.
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He built a building for Joe Setton, who was building a fishboat,
Just had a customer come in to talk about having a pair of Honda's fitted to his open sports fishing boat. It's called a "Bullet", and he reckons it was built by Joe Setton, he's owned it since about 82.

I remarked that it has the same defect in the spray rail as a Pantera, Cigarette etc, and he said that he's not suprised as he believed Joe used to be a partner of Don A's, and when they went there seperate ways they agreed that Joe would build O/B's, and Don would build S/D's.
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