About Our Team

 

 

Two pioneers, one dream.

John Hemken (Owner/CEO of A&M Manufacturing since 2018) is a visionary, a futurist and a true pioneer in every sense of the word. Given a 40+ year career of rethinking/innovation in various businesses, John is now doing so in the pontoon boat market with a proprietary fiberglass hull/platform design that provides boats with a fuel efficient, fast planing, smooth, stable and quiet ride. A&M's business model is primarily B2B and excels in manufacturing hulls, platforms and/or finished boats for DIY, Kit, Residential, Commercial, Missional or Recreational solutions.  Hemken's company has grown 5X in the last three years and was a 2020 GrowFL "Top 50 Companies to Watch" honoree.

Billy Chapman has been a world renown legendary outfitter for over 35 years, very famous world-over for hosting spectacular adventures on expeditions deep into the Amazon jungles and beyond. His lodges throughout Mexico are known for some of the best bass fishing in the world and have garnered Billy a place in the Fisherman’s Hall of Fame. But what makes Billy so successful is his innate ability to host, his hospitality and his 5 star world class service. This along with his unprecedented attention to detail enables him to know just what people want and need to create a customer experience that blows any competition right out of the water. Billy Chapman has been written about in The New York Times, The LA Times, Field and Stream, BassMaster Magazine, Outdoor Life, along with countless others and has been featured on ESPN’s Outdoor Channel. Billy hosts the best and the biggest in the business and creates luxury adventures wherever he goes. He’s supported by sponsors with names such as St. Croix, Mossy Oak, Huk, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Hobie just to name a few. They aren’t just his sponsors, they’re his clients.

Every boat and every boating experience should be designed by a true outfitter who knows the where, the why and the how tough.

Billy Chapman is leading manufacturing design in Fiberglass Hybrid and Sportsfishing pontoon boats.

StyleCraft boats...the best, most well designed, well built, versatile line of platform boats on the market today and in the foreseeable future.