The 2022 boating season is about to kick off! Trade show season has arrived! We just finished up the Miami boat show, and are getting packed up for many more, including the BassMaster Classic Expo, The Dubai Boat show, and the MLF Redcrest Cup Expo!
Looking forward to seeing you at the next one with our new NMEA 2000 jack plate sender, our new line of Race Jacs, and many more great boating innovations!
And it looks like 2022 is ramping up to be our busiest year ever, so please order your jack plates early!
Things are going great here at Bob’s Machine. So far this year, we have added 10+ new jobs, a new powder coating booth, and we have on order 2 new CNC mills and a Fanuc Robot! We are working our hardest to manufacture more jack plates at our Tampa facility for the growing demand.
While we are increasing production as best we can, we do have a 4-6 week lead time on jack plates, so please check with our dealer & distributor network for in stock Bob’s Machine jack plates if you are in a rush. Marine/Boat business owners, please note both Donovan Marine & Land N Sea distributors have Bob’s jack plates in stock!
Thank you for supporting our MADE IN USA production and we wish you a wonderful 2021 boating season!
Bob’s Machine was proud of our hard work in continuing to grow in 2020 despite pandemic hardships.
The outdoor community seems to be one of the lucky ones that thrived during lockdowns and put more people into nature than in many many years.
Not only boating, but mounting bike, hiking, camping all seems to have brought people away from TV, video games, and into living ‘real life’ again. We can only hope that the youth that experienced the great outdoors this year continue to enjoy the passion their whole lives!
With the 2020 boating year, many people became first time boat owners, and we saw dealership that completely sold out of boats!
To keep up with demand Bob’s proudly invested into ourselves, adding 5 new CNC mills, a new powder coating oven, and many other pieces of shop equipment. Not only will this new equipment help us keep up with demand, but will allow us to work on new products!
Also in 2020, we are proud to be the first jack plate company to release a NMEA 2000 backbone connection. Garmin has already signed on, and we expect all of the MFD manufactures to have updates for their units in 2021 to support jack plates!
We wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year and stay tuned to Bob’s Machine for new products in 2021, follow us on facebook, instagram & youtube @bobsmachine
Here is a video of the last 2 CNC machines of the year being put into place :
We are happy to announce we have finished our NMEA controller and will have ready for sale later this year. We are currently working with multiple Multi Function Display companies to get updates for Jack plates aka Transom Lifts. We soon as the graphs start to support this parameter, we will do any final firmware updates and release to public. Here is a short teaser video and link to the official PR! Thanks!
Florida is still operating as usual at this time. We have added many additional cleaning & disinfecting operations to protect both our workers and our customers. As noted in our original message below, we are currently closed to the public and only shipping orders. We are all hoping this pandemic ends as soon as possible! Be safe and thank you!
Mar 16th :
We received many question concerning Covid-19/Corona:
We are producing, and we will be producing the whole season through! We have changed for critical parts from just-in-time to traditional storage, to ensure continuous production, also in the coming months.
We do not have a single Corona case in the company. We would like to keep it this way as long as it is possible. Please understand that we therefore need to protect our employees & production.
We would like to inform you, until further notice, we will not allow any external visitors entering the production facility in Tampa Florida. This is to protect our workers and ensure an ongoing production. This includes all Suppliers, Customers as well as Dealers.
The delivery process is still the same: Our warehouse is 100% operational and as mentioned production is running accordingly.
Don’t forget a boat is a great place to spend an amazing holiday, remote and even in isolation if you like to.
Thank you for your kind understanding & lets all pray that this pandemic ends swiftly!