Standard series or totally custom build? Contact us to discuss which option works best for you.
A company built on passion and experience
ACI Boats is a boat building company, and we love what we do. It’s who we are. And it started with the passion and experience of Cory Armstrong, a well-known aluminum boat builder with decades of hands-on experience and a talent for head-turning design. As a teenager growing up in the islands off British Columbia, Canada, Cory and his brother built an aluminum skiff for their own use and were then asked to produce similar boats for other area residents. From those modest beginnings, Cory went on to gain comprehensive management experience overseeing the entirety of the boat building process from design inception through production to vessel delivery.
Our goal is to design and build great boats that deliver both performance and value. We believe that by following a standardized production process we can efficiently produce a high quality, hand-built line of vessels. Typically, consumers desiring a high-end aluminum boat hire an engineer or naval architect to develop a design, then contract with a boat yard to build the custom vessel, a process that is both expensive and time-consuming. Under the ACI Boats flag, Cory has designed his Alaska and Lumacat lines to follow the automotive industry model -- offering standardized boats with a generous menu of finish options and distributing them through dealers. All ACI boats are designed for the owner-operator and provide high end performance, passenger comfort, fuel efficiency, and durability. In addition to Alaska and Lumacat boats, we also design and build custom boats for clients who want a totally unique design.
In late 2015 Armstrong Consolidated added marine maintenance to our services and the company divided into two divisions, ACI Boats (new boat construction) and Gold Star Marine (service and repair). This expansion allows us to offer full-service repair in our 20,000 square foot facility located on the Port Townsend, WA waterfront. Mobile marine service is also available for vessels docked in other ports.