The M.V Sea-Dog, also known as the "Boat-Show-Boat", was one of two identical 55 foot cruisers built by Stephens Bros. of Stockton, California. The new and well appointed yacht created quite an impression in the early thirties considering this was the depth of the depression. In some of the Alaskan ports, it wasn't uncommon for practically the entire population of a town to turn out to view the Sea-Dog.Well built of oak frames, Port Orford cedar planking and all teak superstructure, she was equipped with all types of gear from manufacturers represented by the company. A professional skipper, Captain Cronquist, was hired along with a first mate, Orville Nysether, Mr. Sneve's nephew.\
In 1960, Mr. Sneve retired from the H.A.B. Sneve Company and his nephew, Eldon Nysether took over at the helm. The company name became Sneve-Nysether, Inc. with the Sea-Dog Line continuing as the main division of the company. Eldon taught the business to his two sons, Mark and Brad, and while growing up, they worked right alongside their father. After college, both Mark and Brad returned to the family business. Now operating under the Sea-Dog Corporation, the company continues to expand rapidly with a continuing addition of top quality items. With the ongoing support from you, our valued customers and with the third generation of Nysether's now active, Brandon, Bryce, Nils, Jasper and Brent, the Sea-Dog Line is looking forward to a great future.