In 1972, Doyle Heckaman, who has been involved in the boating industry since the 1950's, founded the company that has evolved into Splendor Boats. Doyle’s career began at North American Marine building wooden boats. As the boating industry shifted to building fiberglass boats in the 1960's and `70s, Doyle’s experiences progressed and provided him with the knowledge he needed to become a master pattern maker. Throughout the next 35 years, he designed and tooled boats for man of the major boat builders you have heard of today. This included the models that lead to the formation of Splendor Boats and our fast, stable single engine catamaran hull design that is unlike anything else!