Shearline Acquires Carolina Customs Towers

The custom Carolina builder adds to its repertoire.

Shearline Boatworks, Carolina Custom Towers
Shearline Boatworks has announced the acquisition of Carolina Custom Towers.Courtesy Shearline Boatworks

Shearline Boatworks, the Morehead City, North Carolina-based builder of custom fishing boats has recently announced the acquisition of Carolina Custom Towers, otherwise known as CCT.

CCT, which was founded nine years ago by Tim Daly, specializes in bespoke tuna towers and hard tops for sport-fish vessels. Daly will remain CEO of this new division of Shearline. Chip King, owner and president of Shearline, described the purchase thusly: ”Although Tim and his company have been operating from our facility since our move here 9 years ago, making CCT a division of Shearline has incredibly expanded the opportunities to grow this part of our business.”

He continued, “Incorporating the custom fabrication wing into our management plan and general strategy for growth is a big step for us.  The real heart and soul of CCT has always been Tim Daly, and this part we intend to keep just as it is.  Having Shearline manage the business side of things allows Tim to focus on design, fabrication, and managing his crew of talented fabricators. This is going to bring a whole new set of offerings to our clientele.”

The business move aims to broaden both builders’ abilities. Shearline will now have its own customized tower and hardtop division, while CCT will broaden its offering to include rocket launchers and leaning posts, among other products, and also be able to scale up its production schedule.