I joined this forum not long ago to see all the great skiffs, and read/learn some of the genious options and set ups(to apply or customize my build)......but I want to make this post to share my experience with Beavertail. Full Disclosure: I am in the fishing tackle industry, I have built two boats(Pathfinder 2200V, Shearwater 22x). To a boat company this means I am a major pain in the ass. I’m going to pull every string I can, call industry friends, and generally source myself as many components of the build as possible. Myself and a Co-worker both interested in the boat called and made an appointment to have a water test, and spec out a potential boat to get a feel for pricing and options. Since this was September and I wasn’t interested in buying till the spring I was the tag along and my co-worker was ready to buy. We met Liz and Eric, and they couldn’t have been better about working with us on our build. To be candid they didn’t blink an eye about the possibility of us sourcing half the boat ourselves. To this day I haven’t heard a single complaint about it.....Hell, my engine showed up rediculously late(it arrived Tuesday April 10th for a April 13 build finish date)in the build and not a whisper or complaint of any kind. Amazing, just incredible customer service at BT. After an impressive wet test, I decided this was the model I wanted and I gave BT my REFUNDABLE 1K deposit. I was told not to worry about it a bit, they will happily refund it until my hull goes into the mold. I can completely vouch that this is true because my co-worker decided on a used boat and his deposit was refunded with zero hassle. Beavertail had a line of about 3.5 months at the time of my deposit, and when I asked for an April delivery date they slotted me in. Delivery date was April 13th 2018.(yesterday) Okay okay... I know this is long winded, but I want readers to understand how above and beyond BT has gone in this build. They have exceeded any Customer Service level I could dream of. I am sure many of you that have built a skiff have over thought every detail.....I am one of those. I love the system they have there. Liz handles sales and pricing. Then when it’s build time Eric becomes your build Sherpa. I have sent Eric a never ending stream of emails since my build started. Every single detail is answered quickly and with information and thought. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dropping off parts and pieces, made 3-4 trips over there and had the pleasure of meeting Will during my last visit. This is a hands on owner that will be shoulder deep in your build right along side his guys making sure everything is perfect. He took the time to show me what they were doing and even offered to make a change on the spot if that is what I wanted.(what!!? who does that?) I’m going to post quite a few photos of my boat being built below. I pick it up Monday and I can’t explain how excited I am.