The award-winning series is back! Season 2 of this series will explore other areas of manufacturing that we haven't visited yet. These include infusion, hard-top lamination and assembly, mold making and mold maintenance. Additionally, this season the show goes on the road to visit some of our close vendor partners for an inside look at their operations. You won't want to miss a single episode!
Season 2 - Episode 1
Looking Back At Season 1
Welcome to Sportsman Boats, "Behind The Glass," Season 2. This series is based around the construction process of a Sportsman Boat. In today's episode we are going to look back at the award winning first season of Behind The Glass. Enjoy a quick recap to get you ready for Season 2 and some unseen bloopers captured throughout the filming process. This season we are taking viewers back into our plant located in Summerville, SC. However, we will also be traveling around the country to visit some of our top partners to get an inside look at how they build their products. Stay tuned for what we hope to be another award winning and record breaking season of Behind The Glass.
Season 2 - Episode 2
In this episode we are taking a look at how we have introduced vacuum infusion into our build process. This method creates a much lighter and stronger part allowing us to bring better performance to our larger models. This week we are diving into each step of the process, explaining the materials we use and why we use them.
Season 2 - Episode 3
Constructing Our Oversized Hard-tops
In this episode we are building one of the staple items of a Sportsman, the oversized hard-top. We will take a deep dive into the manufacturing process and see how we vacuum infuse our beautiful hard-tops.
Season 2 - Episode 4
Inside JL Audio Manufacturing Facility
In this episode we are on the road visiting JL Audio at their home manufacturing plant in Miramar, Florida. Join us as we take you inside and show you how JL builds their world class speakers used in every Sportsman Boat.
Season 2 - Episode 5
Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) Process
In this episode we are looking at a very intricate and commonly over looked process of boat manufacturing, the LRTM Process. This process creates lids, boxes, and so much more. It leaves the inside of lids smooth and finished adding that extra hint of finish to each of our models. Just another step we take to ensure the highest quality for our customers.
Season 2 - Episode 6
Engine Performace With Yamaha
In this episode we are headed to the water to do a little performance testing with our friends at Yamaha. We will also give you an inside look at our full on water quality control testing process, that we go through with all of our larger models.
Season 2 - Episode 7
5-Axis Mill and Mold Building
In this episode we are stepping into the hidden room at Sportsman. Until now this building has been closed off and only a few people have been inside. The 5-axis mill is where all of the magic happens when it comes to our new product schedule. This mill is running non-stop to develop the plugs for each and every new model you see each year from Sportsman.
Season 2 - Episode 8
Answering Your Boat Building Questions
In this episode we are answering the questions you our viewers are asking. We've taken the top questions and decided to deep dive into them so you get all the answers you're looking for.
Season 2 - Episode 9
Seakeeper Facility Tour
In this episode we are hitting the road and heading to Mohnton, PA to visit our friends over at Seakeeper. We will give you a full tour of their facility and break down how they build their Seakeeper systems.
Season 2 - Episode 10
The Sportsman Design Language
In the final episode of the season we are breaking down the Sportsman Design Language and how it originated and where it will be taking the brand in the future.