Dorado Boats

My introduction to Dorado Custom Boats came after a two year search for the right builder for the next 2 SHEA. It began as a vision to captain a highly fishable vessel while also appealing to families and others expecting more comforts than my current center console offers.  My demanding schedule keeps the 2 SHEA on the water about 200 days a year, often running 50+ miles offshore so, with safety and comfort paramount, I scoured the eastern seaboard researching and meeting with large boat builders who engineer and test under intense conditions. After all that I learned, my choice for building with Dorado Custom Boats became clear and happens to be in my own backyard.

Dorado Custom Boats has a long standing reputation for building first class, seaworthy vessels from their original 23′ to their flagship 42′, which I chose for the next 2 SHEA. The demands for our 42′ are extensive and Dorado matches this need with their business model for only building custom boats for each new buyer.  Our unique design will deliver the appeal of a luxury vessel with all of the function required of a fishing and diving boat. No detail has been overlooked as Dorado uses only us the finest building materials and superb craftsmanship from highly skilled builders. Everyone at Dorado takes as much pride in building my boat as we do in running each and every charter and have been concerned and conscientious partners throughout the build process.

Under the watchful eyes of new owners Mike and Matt, plans are in motion to elevate Dorado to the pinnacle of boat building and 2 SHEA Charters plans to join them on this journey. Visit Dorado Custom Boats at or take a tour of the facility at 270 Hedden Court Ozona and begin to visualize your next boat.