Catching the Horizon, By Chris Landry continued
Click through the photo gallery below to see Carolina boatbuilding at its best
Ricky Scarborough Jr. built the 45-knot, 74-foot Eye Roller with his father, Ricky Scarborough. “She runs like a scalded dog,” says Ricky Jr.
Outer Banks builders single out Omie Tillett as one of their biggest influences.
Tillett’s Sportsman, which Paul Mann worked aboard as a mate, was legendary.
Tony Tillett (Omie’s brother) on the charter boat Jerry Jr.
The Libby-D was typical of the Carolina charter boats in the mid-1950s.
Sheldon Midgett storms through Oregon Inlet in Fish-N-Fool II.
The Ritchie Howell 60 Canyon Runner can reach a top speed of 38 knots.
The Briggs 56, designed by Steve French, was built using cold-molded construction.
Jarrett Bay 64 Builder’s Choice
The Paul Mann 65 Soul Candy, formerly Phat Mann, shows off her Carolina flare.