When I started this story, I was writing about American manufacturing.
But as the story continues, I realize the American companies I’ve been focusing on are also making great boats.
And they are.
Here are the best boats made by US companies.
In the U.S., there are more than a dozen companies that make everything from jet skis to cars.
But if you look at the list of the top 10 most important American companies in the world, the top three are all owned by Americans.
Here’s a look at those top 10: American Apparel: Ayn Rand, Charles Dickens, Thomas Edison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson.
Battleship America: John J. McCloy, Carl Gustave Berthold, Henry Ford, Louis B. Mayer, George Westinghouse, Paul Warburg.
General Motors: John W. Campbell, Henry M. Schlesinger, William Henry Harrison, Joseph W. Donovan, John Jankowski.
Lumber Liquidators: Henry J. Kaiser, Thomas C. Guggenheim, Henry D. B. Sherman, James B. McClure.
Vaccines: Jonas Salk, Andrew J. Haldeman, John R. Schulman, Henry W. Schmitz.
Aerojet Rocketdyne: Rayna tours, aircraft manufacturer, Jet Ski, aircraft.
Founded by the original founders of Wright Brothers, General Motors and Lockheed, the company makes airplanes, helicopters, cars, submarines, drones, rockets and other military equipment.
American Express: Charles D. Lindbergh, Benjamin Franklin, John Glenn, James A. FitzGerald, Charles B. Smith, William F. Hays.
DynCorp: Douglas Aircraft, General Electric, Boeing, Honeywell, Honeycutt.
United Airlines: Charles J. “Chuck” Williams, Robert McNamara, John Witherspoon, Donald L. Hulsey.
Caterpillar: Charles E. Cote, James E. Schliebert, Robert B. McNamara.
Northrop Grumman: George T. Owen, Donald F. Trowbridge, John A. McNally, Robert M. McNair, Robert F. Kelly.
Alcoa: Thomas J. Watson, George W. Smith.
Monsanto: Charles P. Smith Jr., Robert Feltman, Charles Feltmann.
Hewlett Packard: Paul C. Ehrlich, Charles A. Smithson, Donald A. McManus, John M. O’Sullivan, Richard D. McNeely.
Ford Motor Company: Harold L. “Red” Schulson, Henry E. Wood, Frank M. Mowbray, John D. McKee, Jr. Kearne Bell: David H. Miller, Robert J. Loomis, John B. Meyers, Charles M. Ruhl.
Norton: Thomas W. C. Ochsner, George E. Feltner, William P. Stoner.
Avon: Donald R. Aiken, Joseph E. Miller.
Tornado Rescue: William B. Ladd, Donald D. Schoenfeld, Robert W. Ochoa, Robert C. Witten.
Gulfstream Aerospace: John E. A. Wright, Robert D. Reynolds, Charles E, Wright.
Air Products: John Mearns, John C. Clements, Charles W. Noyes, Arthur A. White.
John Deere: Harold D. K. Leventhal, John F. McNearney, Charles J., McNearneys.
Chevron: John A., James A., John B., W. H., H. H. P., A. P. M., D. R., D-S, M. D., A-T, B. C., D, G. H, M, E. M. A., P. W., W-E, C. M, R. M.-S, B-S.
C, S-S.-M, T-I, C-S-I.
B., E. P.-A, C.-W. D. E. R. J. E., W., F. R.-T, M., R. C.-B, T. F. E.-C, D. T., R.-D, D-P, F.-T., T. W.-P.
R-R, C., F.-W., C. A.-W, E.-D., E., E.-S-P.
A-L., B.-P., M.-A., B. M-A.
A, A. A.. M