Founded in 1957 as a Washington state boat builder, Uniflite became a major player in the powerboat market creating several popular runabouts, sport fishing boats, cabin cruisers and even sailboats. Along with catering recreational marine customers, Uniflite supplied the United States Navy with River Patrol Boats during the 1960s. Uniflite success would end when a major lawsuit resulted from hull blistering issue. Meeting unfortunate times during the 1980s that ended production in 1985, the legendary Uniflite company with bought by Chris Craft (another popular powerboat icon). Uniflite would continue to be manufactured under the Chris Craft until 1989.