Our values reflect those of a business started by anglers and boaters and the minimalist, yet quality, style we promote. The approach we take toward product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. Xplor Boatworks’ products are designed to be simple and functional, yet built to the highest standards of fit and finish in the industry.

Our team

Frankie Marion


Frankie Marion has extensive experience in the boating and manufacturing world and has been a licensed captain for over 15 years. He has also worked with other major boat companies helping with marketing and branding for the last 10 years.

Hugh Hutson

managing director / cfo

Hugh Hutson is a true renaissance man. His vast amount of knowledge is equal to his passion for boat building and fly fishing.  Hugh’s experience includes financial management, engineering, product design, and brand development in the marine and fishing industries.

Zach Willis

Production manager

Here since the beginning, Zach has been a huge asset to our growth here at Xplor Boatworks. Zach is an artist when it comes to wiring and rigging and currently oversees our rigging and production in the new plant. 

Nathan Johnston


Nathan Johnston has worked in the composite manufacturing and materials industry for 15 years, including production facility management, traditional and advanced processes of manufacturing, and developing infusion programs for utility scale wind turbine blades for major global manufactures.