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About Us


Our Leadership



Chairman of the Board

Fifty years ago, Marshall "Duffy" Duffield was a teenager who pioneered fiberglass construction and created the "Duffy" Electric Boat.  With over 23,000 Duffy Boats now in use, he is the largest manufacturer of fiberglass electric boats in the world.  Headquartered on 6-acres in Adelanto, California, SafeHuts™ are manufactured at Duffy Electric Boat Company, Inc.  In 2014 he was elected to the Newport Beach City Council, serving as mayor in 2018.   


David Ellis

Director of Business Development

For over 35 years, David has built a successful public affairs practice representing corporations, municipalities and nonprofits that interact with government.  He is the past research director for the Lt. Governor of California, chief of staff to a California state senator and press secretary to a California congressman.  He is a former California gubernatorial appointee.


Travis Duffield

Director of Manufacturing & Quality Control


Tyler Duffield

Director of Marketing & Procurement

A U.S. Navy veteran diver and submariner, Travis is an expert in metal fabrication and all facets of fiberglass construction.  He specializes in quality control and logistics.  Travis brings an energized approach to manufacturing, pushing the metal, fiberglass and assembly departments to meet our production demands.

Tyler brings years of marketing experience to the team.  He has run marketing for the Duffy Electric Boat Company for five years, increasing online sales and service through digital platforms.  Tyler oversees all technology services, order flow and fulfillment.

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