Jose C. DaPonte, the President and Owner of C&C Marine has built his life around building quality boats since the early 1970’s. Joe is one of the foremost, innovative, authorities in composite boat building and tool making. His passion for the sea is founded in his Portuguese heritage. He loves to work, his family works beside him daily, building better boats everyday, and during the summer months they can be found fishing on them after hours. (One of Joe’s favorite Striper Salad recipes is upcoming in a lifestyle blog very soon).

Joe decided to locate the production facility in the boat building capital of New England- Bristol, Rhode Island. We test, commission new models, train Dealers and new Boats Owners on beautiful Narragansett Bay,  home of Herreschoff Marine Museum, historic Newport, and only a short ride to the incredible fishing grounds of Rhode Island Sound.

NorthCoast Boats is a division of C&C Marine and C&C Fiberglass, Inc. C&C Marine is a premier boat builder producing high quality fishing and recreational boats. During the nineties they were the builder behind the scenes for Dick Lema, (noted designer and previous Lema brand Owner). In 2000 the opportunity presented itself to purchase the NorthCoast Boats brand name and hull molds. Joe’s love for the stout lines and excellent performance of NorthCoast Boats was all it took for him to want to steward the brand forward. We honor our commitment to build quality fishing boats. We use them and we fish them so that we are confident that our valued customers cannot own a better built boat. 

Note: Hunt Yachts, J-Boats, and others, continue to rely upon C&C Marine for molded hulls and decks of their select high end models for exceptional quality every time.