New Captiva on the Water

New Captiva on the Water

Panga Marine believes that building relationships is part of building boats, and we consider all builders and owners to be extended family. It is always great to talk to Craig, and his letter about the new Captiva made our day. Call 941-358-6800 to ask about a new boat for you and your family!

Read Craig’s letter below:

Dear Rob and Tom,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for the great job on my new Captiva. As you know, I have had quite a few boats built over the years. This is my second experience with Panga Marine and I could not be more pleased. I am very impressed with your willingness to jump through hoops to make this experience so easy for me. Every phone call and email response was taken care of as if I were your only customer. Even since delivery the follow-up has been exemplary.

Captiva04As you also know, I was a little reluctant to give up my 18’ skiff and move to a larger boat. My 18 was the best all-around performing skiff I had ever owned. Having now taken delivery of and been able to spend some time playing on the new Captiva, I will tell you that you have been able to duplicate all of the great qualities of the 18 in a larger platform with even more capabilities. One concern I had was the efficency of the larger engine. Although it uses more fuel, it is still getting over 6 mpg crusing at 30 mph. Much better than I expected!

I have been able to spend some time crusing with family and fishing, as well as running offshore in 3-5 foot seas. The boat performed better than I could have expected and was extremely stable. I have also spent quite a bit of time in the tower. I am amazed with how stable the boat is from this vantage point – not to mention how great it is to have an unobstructed view!Captiva03

Can’t wait for a little warmer weather and free time to continue to enjoy! If there is anything you may ever need from me please do not hesitate to call.


Craig Hollingsworth