In 1967 Felix Nall began working in the boating industry. It took him only a few short years to be promoted to vice president of operations for that company, and shortly thereafter, move on to another boat builder as president. In 1977 his focus changed forever when he purchased the rights to a Baja 31 sport fisherman hull from Southampton Marine Corporation.
With a crew of only three, Mr. Nall began building his own line of boats. Over the years he developed many designs, which were all rooted in that original 31-hull design. Today, the same basic bottom design still lives on in their hardtop fishing boats, but the three-man crew has grown into some 100 employees.
The first model has blossomed into 34 models in nearly every category of powerboat. Whether it is fishing in medium to large enclosed hardtop fishing boats or newer walk around and center console models, family-style small runabouts, powering through rough water in their MACH 1 performance sport boats, cruising the coast in their comfortable Conquistare line, or serious fishing in big waters with their new "Power Catamaran," they have something to offer almost everyone who's into boating.
Now in its 21st year, Baha Cruisers has proven it can stand the test of time. Within a company that started from such humble beginnings, it's easy to see how the day-to-day operations are still overseen by Mr. Nall, although he does have help from some of the family now.
Pat, his wife of over 20 years, is the company financial officer. His daughter Dianna is the purchasing manager, and son Kenneth handles sales, production, and is involved in research and development. Baha Cruisers is definitely what you would call a "family business."
Today, the company is is stronger than ever but has not forgotten its beginnings, and the one basic principle it was founded on: building a high quality product at a reasonable price, to give the best total value available.