Why Navigator & Californian Yachts?
Since the early 1960s, Jule Marshall has been building fiberglass boats in California for use on the West Coast. Today, much like in the beginning, you’ll find Jule living out his passion in his Perris, California boat yard. Jule’s father built boats before him, and he and his sons, Steve and Gil, carry on that passion.
The Navigator and Californian Yacht lines are classically designed with value in mind. Skilled craftsmanship and quality materials are the focus of this American-owned and American-built company. Since 1988, the Marshalls have built over 1000 high quality, semi-custom pilothouse yachts. Their focus for creating a unique and superior product remains unchanged.
Solid Fiberglass Hulls
All Navigator & Californian Yachts are built on a solid fiberglass hull. Unlike many other manufacturers, no core filling is used in any model. This means the hull is stronger, will never soak up water and rot from the inside out, and contributes to the solid and uncompromising feeling that a Navigator Yacht experiences in rough water.
Raised Pilothouse with 360° Visibility
The lower helm stations featured in all Navigator pilothouse models keep owners cruising all year no matter the weather conditions. The 360° visibility makes for easier docking, enhanced safety, and a more social boating experience as there are no obstructions between the captain and his guests.
Fuel Efficient Hull Design
Navigator and Californian Yachts’ hull shapes are designed to make the best use of a minimum amount of horsepower and fuel, while retaining the maximum amount of boat speed and efficiency. Navigator Yachts’ hulls are stable at rest and displacement speed, and achieve 30% less wetted running surface when on a plane.
Timeless Lines & Styling
While some manufacturers are building European-style boats that sacrifice visibility and go out of style within a few years, Navigator Yachts feature timeless lines that look elegant and confident next to any other vessel on the water.
Built for the Pacific Northwest
Navigator and Californian Yachts are particularly well suited for coastal and inland cruising from Mexico to Alaska. The Pacific Northwest demands much of a vessel, and Navigator Yachts deliver. From their sturdy seaworthy construction, to their excellent visibility and well-appointed pilothouses, Northwest boaters feel at home and safe on a Navigator product.
Each and every Navigator and Californian Yacht is semi-custom built. At Sundance, we order them just the way we think you might like them. However, if you can’t find one that’s perfect for your family, we can custom order one from the factory that will be.
Longevity & Value
Longevity: a yacht that’s built to last. Value: Navigator is a family owned and operated business that fabricates many components in-house. This adds up to a better product at a lower cost. The Marshall family has consistently strived to achieve the perfect balance between useful equipment, and unnecessary frivolities that drive price up, all without ever sacrificing quality.
Built in the U.S.A.
The Marshall family has been building fiberglass boats in Southern California for over 50 years. We would like to thank you for supporting the US economy, American workers, and their families.