If you notice a gorgeous 33’ center console with a Carolina bow flare, sweet sheer line and unique rounded transom plying the waters off Cape Cod this season, chances are you’ve just seen your first Mag Bay. Chances are even better that it was sold by Oyster Harbors Marine, which recently took on the line of luxury fishing and day-cruising boats.
Launched in 2015 by Mike Howarth and his son, Barrett, the California-based Mag Bay Yachts comes with a pedigree, as Mike was part of the duo that created Cabo Yachts, known for producing some of the best sport fishing boats in the world. In the 1990s, Mike and his partner, Henry Mohrschladt, built Cabo on an uncompromising attention to quality, outstanding fit and finish, and a passionate commitment to its customers and dealers alike. Meanwhile, the younger Howarth cut his teeth on boats and boatbuilding while growing up around the Cabo facility, so it was only natural that he’d one day put his own stamp on the industry.
Now, father and son have teamed up to write a new chapter in the family’s commitment to producing top-notch boats. In launching Mag Bay Yachts, they’ve gathered experienced members of their former boatbuilding crew and set their sights on once again setting the industry standard for quality.