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Lippincott Marine Canvas was founded in 1984, yet the story began much earlier.  In 1946 Howard Lippincott built a custom boat in his garage.  From this project boat, one boat sale led to another, and the need for quality boat builders was recognized.  The Boat Works officially opened its doors later that same year, starting a significant branch on the Lippincott family tree. 

Steve Lippincott, Sr., began building boats in his fathers shop at 13 years old, when he built his first Duster (one design class).  His passion for  building and racing his boats was a hard combination to beat.  After a youth of building and racing one design boats Steve attended Florida Southern University, earning a degree in Industrial Arts. From there he served our Country in the United States Coast Guard, and when he returned to civilian life,  he was happy to get back to his boatbuilding roots. Serving as VP Cruising World Yacht Brokerage and contributing to the opening and growth of Underwood Yachts ultimately directed him back to following his father's footsteps.   Lippincott Marine Canvas began in his garage.  Focusing on building quality products and innovation, Lippincott Marine Canvas led the way for new design and construction of marine canvas.

Enter the third generation:  Steve Lippincott, Jr.  He is an accomplished racer and seasoned cruiser.  His first Optimist race in 1981 fueled his competitive genes and fed his love for boats and the water.  Embracing his legacy, the very next day after graduation from the College of Charleston, he showed up for work at Lippincott Marine Canvas.  Working from the bottom up, Steve Jr. learned the details of how to build quality products--sometimes with tools handed down from generations.  In 2004, Steve Lippincott, Jr., took the helm of Lippincott Marine Canvas and continues to bring quality and innovation to the marine canvas industry.

Lippincott Boat Works grew and now Lippincott Marine Canvas continues to grow on the firm belief that quality and innovation are most important.  The Lippincott name has became known as the pinnacle of perfomance and quality. 

Lippincott Marine Canvas At The Helm