In 1962 John W Allmand founded the JOHN ALLMAND BOATS CORP.
After opening a retail boat and motor business. Mr. Allmand decided to manufacture boats in April 1963 and began producing a trailerable fly bridge sports fisherman with a semi- deep vee hull at a rate of one a week.
In November 1963 the company moved to a new plant in Hialeah, Florida. This increased production to five boats a week and expanded the line to eight models. In 1967 they moved to a 60,000sq foot plant capable of producing up to five million dollars worth of 23, 25 and 28 foot boats a year. Employing over 100 people and with ALLMAND quality and craftsmanship brought the company from one a week to a major US boat manufacturer.
ALLMAND networked out and sold their boats through authorized dealers in the U.S. and to many foreign countries.