Caiman Outdoors got its official start as a company in 1999. The boat design itself
began several years earlier. Chris Norman, owner and designer of the Caiman
Boat line, began working on proto types made of cypress strips. An avid fisherman/sportsman
for years, he had a definite idea of how his boat should handle in the water.
After experimenting with several designs
and several changes, he was satisfied
with his final product. Now came the hard work
.starting production of
the boats at night and holding down a fulltime job during the week. After the
first boat came out of the mold and it was everything he expected, with the
blessing of his wife, Carol, who had been his main support during the many months
and long hours, he quit his regular job and started his own business.
The first boats were the one man solid green now known as the Caiman 10. The
following year brought the development of the two man Caiman 13 and the camo-colored
pattern that is everyones favorite. Following shortly, came the new Caiman
13 SPL, a two man boat setup as a one man for those who want and need some extra
room without sacrificing mobility.
Located in Florence SC, Caiman Outdoors has
turned out hundreds of boats made to order. If youre in the
market for a sharp-looking personal use boat that handles exceptionally
well on the water, the staff at Caiman Outdoors is ready and available
to answer all your questions.
Be a true sportsman
and teach a child to fish.