Sportsman Boats is located in Summerville, South Carolina, and specializes in the construction of high quality and well-designed center consoles and bay boats. Founded by two friends, they paired their passion and teamwork with modern designs and cutting edge manufacturing techniques, and it didn’t take long for this combination to prove successful. After opening in 2012, it only took three years for Sportsman Boats to be ranked second in the nation in retail registrations for their market segment—Saltwater Fishing Boats 20’ to 25’ in length. This achievement, coupled with other successes, prompted Sportsman Boats to approach ZVerse with the goal of creating a personalized thank you to those vendors who did outstanding work selling their products.
The company was already accustomed to using the latest 3D technology for designing their boats, so they knew they would only find the opportunity to create the kind of gift they wanted in ZVerse’s 3D printing techniques. Sportsman Boats wanted to capture their gratitude to these vendors, as well as encourage continued growth. They also wanted to craft something that adhered to the standards that had contributed to their success: the gift had to be innovative, unique, and aesthetically appealing. With these qualities in mind, ZVerse got to work creating something to give the kind of “thank you” that would reflect the ideals of the company.
ZVerse 3D printed twelve unique 8.5” x 11” photo reliefs, featuring the center console that Sportsman Boats is known for, and mounted each one on a wooden plaque for display on an office wall or desktop. We were able to customize each plaque to have a printed message reflecting each vendor’s specific achievement, allowing Sportsman Boats to give these vendors something truly unique.