Our founder, the late Edward “Maritime Ed” Oczkewicz, was a do-it-yourselfer at heart, and loved finding solutions to make things easier and more fun for his customers. This held true whether designing a piece of commercial fishing equipment, or upgrading a yacht.
Ed established Maritime Fabrications in 1978, in his parents’ backyard in Marysville, WA, with a renovated chicken coop for an office. His goal: provide the Puget Sound and Alaska salmon fishing fleets with quality equipment for deck operations. Projects varied from building deck gear to outfitting boats, including some yacht work.