Building a BB Boat

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Going down the highway

Founded in 2000 by a partnership between boatbuilding legend Buddy Cannady and charter boat captain/builder Billy Maxwell, BB Boats has built a reputation for efficient, on-time and on-budget Carolina-styled hulls. In the tradition of the Carolina builders, we loft our boats ourselves and use the same building techniques that have proven effective since the mid-1900s. BB Boats are double stick-framed, juniper-and-plywood planked. The balance between power and the overall weight of the boat is critical to its efficiency. By building with the “architect” of over 100 hulls, BB Boats' clients are ensured quality, comfort, economy and performance. Cannady and Maxwell strive to uphold the long tradition of the Outer Banks boatbuilders and build boats that not only look good, but are built to last. “We provide a good price, on-time delivery and classic Carolina-styling on a boat that’s built to last for many years to come,” states Cannady. “Our goal is to work closely with our buyers to map out what they want on their boat, versus what they can really use and maintain - as well as the affordability in terms of fuel efficiency.”
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Applying nonskid
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Bait Station
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Batteries
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Belly rail
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Boot stripe
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Bow deck
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Bridge
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Building bridge seats
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Bunks in companionway
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Coupling
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Crane the engines in
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Drawer fronts
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Engine install
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Engine mounts
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Engine room access through mezzanine
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Engine room
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Engine room hatch and saloon stair opening
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Finish coat
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Finishing trim
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First stairs
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First time to run
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Fish box
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Forward bunk
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Galley microwave
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Glassing the overhang
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Gas shock install in mezzanine
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Hardtop frame
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Hardtop leg
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Hardtop
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Inside the head
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In the slings
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Interior cabinetry
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Ladder
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Launched
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Mahogany trim
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Marine fabrications
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Mezzanine
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On the way to the water
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Panel
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Pompanette chair
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Rocket launcher
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Salon door
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Setting the hardtop
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She floats!
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Skinned cabinets
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Port side
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Tackle station
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Trim
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Tuna door
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Up on the trailer
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Watertight hatch
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Winsheild