In 1970, my beloved wife, Bobbie, and I decided that fisherman around the world needed to have access to this boat. It was then that I said good-bye to the great folks at Kennedy Space Center and started Gheen Manufacturing. My entire family poured "blood, sweat, and tears" into this project, ate lots of beans and taters, and now, after almost 4 decades, I'm proud to say... it was well worth it!
Has the Gheenoe ever been copied? You better believe it has! But the quality of the handmade Gheenoe family boats has never been matched! Oddly enough, most of the copy cats actually cost more than the original!
We now offer 4 models built here at our main facility. Two 120 pound Gheenoe's, the 13' and 15'4" models, which are light enough to easily be put on top of a car or in the back of a truck. We have two wider and roomier Gheenoe's, the 15'6" Classic for the fisherman who wants a little more room, and the largest Gheenoe - a 16' Super (and now 18’), available with stick steering or center console. The Super is considered, by many, to be the World's Ultimate Flats Boat. There are two additional models being manufactured in the CustomGheenoe.com shop, across town, by my third son, "Pugar".