Symphony Boat Company builds attractive and unique boats from aluminum, marine plywood, foam and epoxy. SBC’s boats are light, have clean styling and the charm of natural wood. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, we understand lakes big and small and build boats for every style of boating.
Symphony Boat Company started 5 years ago with Marcel LaFond consulting and designing small craft. LaFond having 16 years of boat and yacht design experience decided it was time to let his dream turn into a reality. LaFond grew up around boats and dreamed of a cruiser he would build to complete the Great Loop. That dream continues but he decided to start small with the Overture and the Conductor models. You can learn more about Marcel’s background here.
The unique features setting a Symphony boat apart from the rest is a process of combining materials and technology already proven in the industry in a new way that provides high quality, durability, and style without the costly overhead of molds and the me-too styling of the typical pontoon, ski boat, bass boat, or runabout. You get the best of both worlds with an aluminum hull and a wood interior.
Our first boat Romance, an Overture model, was completed in the summer of 2013. This boat was built using CAD and CNC technologies that help turn flat sheet materials such as BS1088 marine plywood and 5052-H32 marine aluminum alloy into foam cored, rigid, light, and efficient hulls. Romance was designed and built to transport a group of fisherman up a remote chain of lakes to an island cabin. This model is available with the option of having a center console or tiller steering.
In the summer of 2014, SBC built the Conductor Six-2 model. The Conductor has a displacement hull and is a great cruise boat. SBC’s recently designed and is in the process of building the Conductor Five-2 model. This is a smaller version of the Six-2. The Conductor truly lives up to “In Harmony with Nature.” Not only are the materials used environmentally friendly but the boat is powered with a Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 motor, which has zero emissions, and produces almost no noise. These boats are virtually maintenance free because the motors are electric and do not require any maintenance. The Conductor offers an easy, relaxed cruise. The Conductor model is a perfect alternative to the traditional pontoon. These boats are also great for rental fleets, tour services, water taxis, work boats, for harbors, and inland waterways where speed is restricted.
Symphony boats are priced competitively but offer the opportunity for customized length, deadrise, beam, freeboard, and interior features. Our structure is quiet (unlike aluminum) and buoyant. They are space efficient and easy to keep looking great. Now you can own a beautiful stylish wooden boat but without all of the upkeep of a classic. Additionally, you can have one built with features seen on almost any modern or classic boat out there. We can build it for you and you can make it unique. Best of all, we can keep the price affordable.