Boatbuilding in Northeastern Florida dates as far back as the 16th century. These rich histories and traditions make St. Augustine the perfect home for Vilano Boatworks. Named for the nearby Vilano Inlet, Vilano Boatworks is a custom Sportfish boat builder bringing unparalleled craftsmanship to the industry. In-house naval architect, Erwin Gerard has imagined a finer custom boat and the team is bringing it to life using and installing the newest technologies. From avid watermen and fishing buddies to newly-anointed boat builders, owners Mark and Phillip are turning their dreams as well as others’ to reality. In addition to the highest quality in custom boat building, Vilano offers commissions at a production pace. Where other custom builds can take up to three years, Vilano delivers in roughly 18 months, getting you and your family on the water faster.