New Boat Builder Central Website

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New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Reid » Tue May 07, 2019 12:59 pm

Hello Everyone,

As some of you may know, we have been working hard to update our website and that hard work has finally paid off! We will be launching our new website tomorrow (Wedneday, May 8 @ 12pm EST).

Currently we have 3 separate websites (boatbuildercentral.com, bateau.com, plywood.boatbuildercentral.com). With the launching of our new site (www.boatbuildercentral.com) we have combined all three sites into one! We have also given the entire site a new look, with a new shopping cart and new photos of our products and boats. We have also added a few new sections that you may find appealing: Featured Build, Featured Products, News & Events. These sections, which are found on the front page, will serve as a way to keep you informed on the latest products, highlight a recently finished build, and keep you up to date on any news and/or events.

If you have some time, please get back to me with any feedback on the new site. We want to make our new site as friendly as possible.

Thank you,
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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Capt UB » Tue May 07, 2019 2:32 pm

Almost 30 years ago you guys jumped on the BBS-WEB beginnings… 8)

Can't wait to see the new BBC site... :D

Good luck on the change over. :wink:

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Post by jacquesmm » Tue May 07, 2019 3:13 pm

My very first web page listing plans was on an Italian university server, can't remember which one. Before that, I "advertised" on the Usenet.
In 1993, I registered the name bateau.com with Internic and quickly added BoatBuilderCentral and a dozen others.
I can't remember where the first server was hosted but the web site was written for Mosaic the only browser of the time. Then came Netscape and finally, we were able to post some pictures.
We had our first forum around 1995.
I may have backups somewhere, I will look.
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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Netpackrat » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 pm

I will admit to having visited Bateau.com using the Lynx web browser...

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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Joe H » Wed May 08, 2019 10:40 am

Love the new website!!! WOW

Great to see No Excuse popping up on there too! Cracker Larry would have loved it!

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Post by piperdown » Wed May 08, 2019 11:01 am

^^ I agree!!! The new website is fantastic!!! :-D
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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Reid » Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 am

Thank you all for the positive feedback thus far. We have been live for an hour now and everything seems to be running good! Please let me know if there are any issues.

Thank you,
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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Coach » Wed May 08, 2019 11:32 am

Looks great guys!

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Post by Capt UB » Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm

Great to see it up and running...
Well done guys.

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Re: New Boat Builder Central Website

Post by Capt UB » Wed May 08, 2019 12:39 pm

Found this, or could not find this..




Not listed, but a search did find them.
Bateau Decals, hats and books.
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