About Teague: Passion for Performance and Perfection
Teague Custom Marine was established in 1972 by Bob Teague. As an avid boat enthusiast, Bob started the company to help afford his own boat racing program. During the 1970s, Teague Custom Marine was based in Burbank, California. Its primary focus was on super high performance v-drives and jets. Most of the development work in those early years went into making v-drive day cruisers handle with big horsepower, and establishing durable engine and drive train programs. Bob worked closely with companies such as Spectra and Schiada, rigging and powering a couple hundred cruisers and ski-race boats.
Teague Custom Marine also provided services to the Nordskog Competition Center, building and maintaining Bob Nordskog’s fleet of marathon and offshore race boats. Bob’s brother,Norm Teague, was Nordskog’s crew chief who, along with Bob Nordskog and Bob Teague, made up the Nordskog racing team. This team relationship lasted over twenty years, accounting for an unprecedented race win record and the establishment of numerous world and national endurance speed marks. Simultaneously, Bob also raced his own Grand National marathon boat racking up an impressive list of wins and accomplishments including induction into the APBA Hall of Fame.
Currently, Bob and Teague Custom Marine are involved in Offshore and other types of endurance racing. The AMSOIL Sponsored Super Cat, owned and throttled by Bob Teague, hold the class World Kilo Record and was the back to back to back National and World Champion through the most competitive years in the class. In addition, many of the most successful offshore race teams in the country have been, and continue to be, based out of Teague Custom Marine, achieving an impressive array of World Championships and speed records. This valuable experience helps to form the methods and procedures that are the basis of Teague Custom Marine products today.
Teague Custom Marine is currently headquartered in a 30,000 square foot mega-store and shop in Valencia, California adjacent to Interstate 5. In addition to the showroom, Teague Custom Marine in Valencia has complete engine building and machining facilities, custom rigging bays, fabrication departments, stern drive shop, machine shop, warehouse and shipping. Teague Custom Marine has continued to expand to serve the needs of the custom and performance boater, providing engines, rigging parts, consultation and expertise to many prominent boat builders nationwide.
Throughout the years, Bob Teague’s goal has been to continually strive to manufacture problem-solving and customized engines and rigging components. Most of what Teague Custom Marine manufactures today is a result of its own need to solve a problem or do something better. As evidence of this fact, you will find a vast array of billet aluminum and stainless steel products made by Teague Custom Marine for a complete custom engine and rigging job. Teague Custom Marine has also become the largest distributor for many of the leading performance aftermarket marine manufacturers, working hand in hand with other companies to develop products that are right for the performance boater.
Bob Teague has been affiliated with Powerboat Magazine since 1972, providing technical assistance and on-staff as a test team member. From 1992 until the magazine's closing in 2012, Bob Teague held the position of Technical Editor and Lead Test Driver. The Powerboat Magazine Performance Trials were regarded as one of the most rigorous evaluations that a boat manufacturer can submit their product to. Bob Teague, in the course of performing these tests, and testing the many boats that are worked on at Teague Custom Marine, has had the opportunity to test and evaluate almost every make and model on the market. Currently, Bob is the Chief Technical Editor and Columnist of Speed on the Water, a new online Magazine and Blog. This experience allows Teague Custom Marine to be familiar with your particular need associated with your particular boat. There is a good chance that Teague Custom Marine has tested the boat that you have and knows which performance upgrades will benefit you the most.
The Teague Custom Marine engine program provides some of the most powerful and acclaimed reliable engines available today. With extensive experience with all types of engines including turbocharged, supercharged and naturally aspirated configurations, Teague Custom Marine has an engine program to fit your needs. Teague Custom Marine is one of only three high performance marine engine builders in the world to achieve California Air Resouce Board's three-star certification for the sale of new engines in California and Canada. All engine configurations are developed on race proven techniques using only the best parts available.
Today at Teague Custom Marine, we install everything we sell. So when you order a part, product, kit, engine or drive from us, we know everything you need to do the job because we have done it ourselves. No other mail order supplier can make this claim. Space constraints will not allow us to possibly list every part in stock. So, if you don’t see it here, call and ask. We probably have what you need. If we don’t have it, we’ll get it. If we can’t get it, we’ll make it. If we can’t make it, we’ll help you find the right solution to your problem.