In 1953, Mac H. Crumley, Sr., an avid fisherman and
his boat building legacy by applying
fiberglass to his
wooden fishing boat. His fishing friends could not help but notice the speed his boat
maintained as theirs became increasingly water logged. They too wanted their boats glassed
over. Mac Sr. then realized the potential for building his own boats.
Few fiberglass boats were sold in 1954 because the technology was so new and misconceptions persisted that fiberglass would shatter upon impact like window glass.
By 1957 Norris Craft was in full production and selling nationwide. Leaving behind the misconception of fiberglass and looking toward the future of perfecting the procedures of gelcoat, lamination, construction and not to mention performance and safety.
In 1972, Mac H. Crumley, Jr. bought out his father and continued the boat building tradition. his contributions to boat designs and performance have shaped the bass boats of today and have always been innovative and fisherman friendly.
Today Norris Craft is joined by Mac Jr.'s two sons Mac Ray Crumley and Richard Crumley, who, like their father and his father, plan to keep up the same standards and strives for perfection and performance.
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