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The first Boston Whaler boat was built in 1958 in Braintree, Massachusetts, and gained critical acclaim after its launch at the New York Boat Show. Founder Richard T. Fisher and the iconic 13-foot Boston Whaler were launched into the limelight in 1961 when LIFE Magazine featured photos of Fisher sitting in a boat as it was sawed in half. Subsequent photos depicted Fisher casually driving away in only half a boat and the “Unsinkable Legend” was born.
In the early 1960s, Boston Whaler began producing government and military workboats. Some of the very first commercialized Boston Whaler boats were used in the Vietnam War. The demand for commercialized Boston Whaler boats continued to grow and in 1983, a dedicated business was established with the sole focus of producing boats for the commercial and government sector. By 2001, the demand for Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products boats became overwhelming and the business was incorporated and moved into its own manufacturing facility. Shortly after the move, the company became Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP).
Today, BCGP is recognized worldwide as one of the leading manufacturers of commercial and government watercraft. Headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., and owned by the Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) – the leading marine manufacturer in the world – BCGP represents the commercial interests of the Brunswick Boat Group. BCGP offers superior quality and customizable crafts to commercial and government agencies around the world, while providing unsurpassed customer service and support.
Founder Richard T. Fisher and the iconic 13-foot Boston Whaler were launched into the limelight in 1961 when LIFE Magazine featured photos of Fisher sitting in a boat as it was sawed in half.
Commercialized Boston Whaler Boats have served in every U.S. Military conflict since the Vietnam War. 17-foot Boston Whalers pictured here in Vietnam in the early 1960’s.
This 19′ Boston Whaler was one of the original Alert models, shown here in 1985 on the South River in Massachusetts.
This Whaler has sustained over 1,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition. Only the legend remains truly unsinkable.
1997 – Even fully swamped, this 16’ Boston Whaler Dauntless still floats.
A 19’ Rigid Raider operated by the United States Marine Core, pictured here in the late 1990’s.
2001, the demand for Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products boats became overwhelming and the business was incorporated and moved into its own manufacturing facility and shortly after became Brunswick Commercial & Government products (BCGP).
2003, The half bout tour demonstrates the Whaler’s unique Unibond construction.
The Unsinkable half boat tour continued until 2006 making its way across America. Pictured here at the Hoover Damn.
2008, Boston Whaler celebrates its 50 Year Anniversary
2009, BCGP introduced the first Impact RHIB and delivers the first unit to the U.S. Navy
Today, BCGP builds a complete fleet of unsinkable commercial-grade Boston Whaler fiberglass models, a comprehensive offering of Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs), and durable aluminum Sentry boats designed to help you get the job done and get back home.
Jeff joined the organization in 2016, and is responsible for product development initiatives and worldwide business development. Recently retired as Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Jeff is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Originally from New York, Jeff began his public service career as a lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1979. Since then, he has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards, including the Florida Marine Patrol Lifesaving Medal and the U.S. Coast Guard Humanitarian Service Medal.
Responsible for the Western United States, Dana join the BCGP team in 2010 after retiring as a Major from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Dana began his public safety career as an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard on the beaches of Volusia County in 1978, but spent a majority of his career in the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division, where he served on the SWAT Team, Dive Team, Motor Unit, Aviation Unite and the Marine Patrol Unit. Dana is also a certified paramedic and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University.
Since joining the team in 2013, Jim has been the Regional Sales Manager responsible for Asia/Pacific territories. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1986 and retired after 20 years of service in 2006. He spent most of his enlisted years with the US Navy Special Boat Teams as a Special Warfare Combat Craft Crewman (SWCC). After retiring from the US Navy as a SBC (Special Boat Operator, Chief), Jim continued to work for the Special Boat Teams as a Mobile Training Team Coordinator. Jim holds a Masters in Foreign Relations degree from Salve Regina University.
Kelly is a retired U.S. NAVY Special Warfare Combat Craft Crewman Master Chief, with years of experience in government vessel operation, deployment and procurement. Since retiring in 2000 he has continued to work in the maritime industry providing program assistance in designing, producing and fielding innovative craft to the U.S. and foreign militaries. He joined our team in 2010 and uses his experience and thorough understanding of the strategic and logistical requirements involved in providing vessels and conducting training with the US military and partner nations to ensure that all multi-unit /multi-year contract requirements are met or exceeded.
Phil joined BCGP in 2009 and is currently responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean sales and business development. At the age of 17, Phil joined the U.S. Navy as an enlisted Navy SEAL and Medic and eventually retired in 2005 with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal and the National Defense Industrial Association Achievement Award for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (Counter-Drug). He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish as well as an Associate of Arts in Technology Instruction.
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