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1973 Darling Custom Yachts Houseboat
Darling Marine a long-time marine company built commercial river vessels of all types and sizes well known for their strength and reliability. After a while they were approached by individuals who wanted custom built steel houseboats with the same qualities. So, they started building those recreational vessels and named them Kelly Houseboats. The CAPTAIN JACK is one of many Kelly Houseboats built in the 1960's, 70's. Sometime after that they changed the name of the company to Darling Yachts who became a well-known custom Yacht and Ship builder.
The CAPTAIN JACK is an excellent example of the design and workmanship for which the Darling family was well known.