Today’s Nautica Enterprises is awash in a sea of successful brands. David Chu founded Nautica in 1983, initially designing a men’s outerwear collection to reflect its name—energetic, active, fit. In 1994, the collection added men's activewear and sportswear, and fragrances like Latitude Longitude, Nautica and Nautica Competition. Women’s and children’s lines, along with a home collection, now flood stores across the globe. In 2003, Nautica sold to VF Corporation, and David Chu sailed to his next venture, namesake label David Chu.