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Let me begin by welcoming everyone to the new blog for The Big Boat Company.  The purpose of this blog is to create an engaging online atmosphere about everything to do with boats and boating.

My name is Stephen Casto and I am the Managing Partner of The Big Boat Company.  Capt. Jonathan Westbrook is our president.

Now for a little bit about who we are.  The Big Boat Company was founded in October 2007.  Being boat owners and water lovers, we initially set out to establish a charter boat company by purchasing M/Y Sea's The Day.  She is a 53' Hatteras Sportfish, built in 1981.  She is docked at Salt Ponds Marina & Resort in Hampton, VA. 

Eventually this business expanded into yacht services.  This includes just about anything:  boat maintenance, deliveries, new boat owner orientations, captaining services, and crew.  In fact, the president of Big Boat Co. is a Master Mariner.

With so much experience on boats, and knowledge about boats, we decided to relaunch our website as an online retail store for boating products, without eliminating the services we provide.  This relaunch has certainly been a challenge as organization of the site slowly comes together into a final product.  The first launch of the website was actually done inadvertently.  After a few days, I realized that the "unready" site had been published, but browsers were already viewing it.  The fact that we were receiving hits on a site that is unorganized, we made the decision to continue building the site while it remained "live".

The online store is chocked full of products.  Please take a look.  And then look again, as we will be continually updating the layout and content.

I look forward to the discussions that may be had.

Happy Boating!