July 03, 2024 by Nichols Boats

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

2024 marks a year of celebration for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB). We are so proud to be part of a six-decade legacy of shaping the seas with dedication, skill, and an unwavering commitment to innovation and excellent craftsmanship.

Recently NBBB hosted a jubilant 60-year celebration for its employees and families. The shipyard transformed into a festive haven with a gallery of historic photos and models, and plaques to mark the milestone. Employees past and present, enjoyed reconnecting, rekindling friendships, and sharing memories of past projects, and amazing accomplishments.

Gavin Higgins, CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, expressed gratitude for the continued support stating, “reaching 60 years is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team, the trust of our clients, and the resilience of the maritime industry. We look forward to the next chapter, embracing new challenges, and opportunities with the same passion that has defined us for six remarkable decades.”

The event also marked a gathering to celebrate Matt Nichols’ retirement, Executive Vice President of Sales. Employees, company executives, longtime customers and colleagues, friends, and family joined in raising a glass to his remarkable career. Matt’s passion for shipbuilding has left an indelible mark.

Highlights of the Event:

Shipyard Tour: Guests explored our yard and witnessed shipbuilding in action.

Nautical Nostalgia: A gallery of historic photos and models evoked memories of our journey.

Inspirational Speeches: Our leaders and honored guests shared words of encouragement, reflecting on our past achievements, and charting a course for the future.

Catered Feast: From BBQ chicken to slow-cooked brisket, potato salad, and golden corn bread – perfect BBQ spread.

Plaque Presentation: Presented personalized plaques, celebrating contributions and dedication over the years.

Employee Appreciation Gifts: Each employee and guest received a commemorative t-shirt.

As NBBB embarks on its next phase of growth, the shipyard remains committed to setting new standards in shipbuilding, fostering innovation, and contributing to the global maritime community by passing along skills and knowledge to the next generation of shipbuilders. We remain committed to innovation, quality, and community. Our next voyage begins with gratitude for the past and excitement for the future.