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Boatbuilders & Restoration Specialists
Web links to sail boat builders, power boat builders, and rowing boat builders. Some boatbuilders are devoted to custom boat building, and others offer semi-custom boats, some work only with wood, while many boatbuilders offer fiberglass or composite hull boats.

Adirondack Goodboat - Small Boat Building & Restoration
HC01 Box 44
Long Lake, NY 12847
Tel: 518-624-6398
Fax: 518-624-6398

A small boatshop in the heart of the Adirondacks, since 1986, Mason Smith have been building the unique rowing/sailing/motoring Adirondack Goodboat (over 62 in use) and restoring valuable Adirondack guideboats, Rushton lapstrake cedar boats, wood-canvas canoes and an occasional wooden outboard or inboard runabout or larger sailboat. The Goodboats and Chipmunk Canoes are available at half-price in complete kit form, or at any stage of completion. Opportunities occur for people to come and work with Mason to build their own Goodboats, build kit boats of other designers, or apprentice.

Adirondack Guideboat, Inc. - Cedar & Kevlar Adirondack GuideboatsAdirondack Guideboats
6821 Route 7
North Ferrisburg, Vermont 05473
Tel: 802-425-3926

"One pull on the long flexible oars and it all comes back….it’s like dancing again with a long-lost love.” Willem Lange

"It pretty much spoils you for any other rowing boat." Yachting

"It is 5:15 a.m. I am rowing my Steve Kaulback Adirondack Guide Boat off the coast of Cape Cod. The waters are glassy. My prow slices the surface. I disturb several diving cormorants. I am transfixed. I am in touch. For me the opportunity to be most fully human occurs in a Steve Kaulback Adirondack Guideboat. Great stuff. Trust me." Tom Peters, Forbes

Please see our website for our current show schedule. And now, thanks to the folks at YouTube, we have video footage on our website.

Buzzards Bay Boat Shop - Building the L. Francis Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14
Cape Cod, MA
Email: Contact Us

In the building of the Buzzards Bay 14, the Buzzards Bay Boat Shop keeps as close to the L. Francis Herreshoff’s design as possible. The most obvious difference is that the hull, bulkheads and deck are built using fiberglass. She is a 17' 9" daysailor that can sail six people comfortably and handles anything from a light drifter day to rough water churned up by the southwester of a typical summer afternoon. This is the perfect boat for both the new sailor just learning the ways of the sea, or the more experienced sailor who appreciates a vessel of this caliber.

Wm. Cannell Boatbuilding Co., Inc. - Purists Obsessed With Quality
American Boat House
15 Atlantic Avenue, P.O. Box 900
Camden, ME 04843
Tel: 207-236-4188
or 207-236-8500

Bill Cannell has been building and restoring classic wooden boats for twenty five years using traditional methods to build and restore classic boats with their original details.

Wm. Cannell Boatbuilding Co., Inc. presents lots of yacht project photos which convey their commitment to high quality craftsmanship and dedication to the preservation of classic boat designs.

Ellis Boat Company - Boat Builders of 20-36' Downeast Lobster Yachts
265 Seawall Road
Manset, ME 04679
Tel: 207-244-9221
Fax: 207-244-9222

Ellis Boat Company offers 20' to 36' custom fiberglass power boats in the traditional "Downeast Lobster Yacht" style. Inboard, outboard, or stern drive for both recreational and commercial use.

EM Crosby Boatworks - Custom Boat Building and Repairs
48 Lombard Avenue
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Tel: 508-362-7100

EM Crosby Boatworks builds custom boats and have a great collection of production boats. Belonging to the eighth generation of a family long noted for craftsmanship, integrity and pure Yankee ingenuity, Edward M. "Ned" Crosby, Jr. perpetuates a legacy of local boatbuilding begun in the 1700's.

They offer 20' to 36' custom fiberglass power boats in the traditional "Downeast Lobster Yacht" style. Inboard, outboard, or stern drive for both recreational and commercial use.

John M. Karbott - Boat Builder - Custom Boat Building and Repairs
789 Rocky Hill Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel/Fax: 508-224-3709

John M. Karbott Boat Building specializes in the custom construction and repair of wooden boats. Rather than offering just one or two particular boats, John custom builds what you want. He has experience in constructing many boats from simple flat bottom skiffs to more elaborate and elegant lapstrake and carvel planked rowing and sailing craft, using both traditional and modern methods and materials. You may provide your own plans, or select from the many designs available to John. With more than 30 years of experience in maintaining and repairing wooden boats from 8' to 40', many of which were used for lobster fishing, Karbott has demostrated the skill required to built some truly classic rowing and sailing designs as well as work skiffs and commercial fishing boats.

Howard Boats
Beale Way
Barnstable, MA 02630
Tel: 508-362-6859

Since 1938 we have specialized in the care of and construction of wooden boats as well as traditional fiberglass boats. We are the Builders of the Barnstable Cat Boat, the Fisher Cat, the Haven 12 1/2, the Indian,the Howard Skiff, and Custom Wooden projects. Beetle Cat maintenance and restorations have been one of our specialties since our founding. We also Restore and Maintain many boats. Wooden Boat Restorations are alway sought.

Middle Path Boats - Designers and builders of high-performance recreational canoes and rowing craft
Box 314
Edinburg, PA 16116
Tel: 724-652-4448

Middle Path Boats was established to serve the needs of discriminating, non-competitive boaters. Our primary aim is to provide our customers with beautiful, seaworthy, high-performance craft, each tailored to the users' specific set of requirements. While all boat designs are the result of compromise, we feel that compromise need not feel like sacrifice. High performance need not be achieved at the expense of seaworthiness. And ugliness needn't be the price of scientific design.

Experience has shown us that racing designs are often over-specialized and cranky, while "workboat replicas" tend to be uninspired performers. We have chosen the middle path, tempering high performance with civility and elegance. Each of our designs will richly reward skillful, competent handling without overtaxing the concentration of the average boater. We offer neither the fastest (though most of our boats are quite fast), lightest, nor least destructible boats; we simply offer the best balanced. Every Middle Path boat is a specific blend of the best historically proven elements of design and materials combined with the best and most practical products of modern thinking. With reasonable care, our boats can be joys forever. Examination and trial of any of our craft will convince any discerning boater that the main ingredient of all Middle Path Boats is common sense.

The Newfound Woodworks, Inc. - Kits, Materials & Supplies For Wooden Boat Building
67 Danforth Brook Road
Bristol, NH 03222
Tel: 603-744-6872

The Newfound Woodworks manufactures cove and bead cedar strips for boat construction and prefabricates canoe and kayak kits which are assembled using cedar-strip/epoxy/fiberglass building methods. They provide materials and information to anyone who wants to build a cedar strip/epoxy boat using only some basic hand tools. In addition to our kits, they can provide custom sized cove and bead strips and 1/8" veneer for cold molding larger boats.

Old Wharf Dory Company
Old Chequessett Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Tel: 508-349-2383

Walter Baron of Old Wharf Dory has building boats in Wellfleet, Massachusetts for over 20 years. He has built more than 100 small boats, ranging in size from 7' to 35', from the totally non-practical - a "spirit boat" for an art installation - to Simmons Sea skiffs to commercial boats used hard every day.

Building styles range from full traditional lapstrake to glued-lap plywood, conventional plywood to modern frameless plywood, epoxy and fabric composite construction.

Pease Boat Works & Marine Railway
43 Eliphamets Lane
Chatham, MA 02633
Tel: 508-945-7800
Fax: 508-945-2285

Pease Boat Works & Marine Railway is dedicated to preserving the traditional skills of wooden boat building, repair, and restoration. Coupled with a high degree of personal service, a talented and dedicated crew offers a comprehensive line of boatyard services geared toward making every aspect of your boat ownership safe and enjoyable.

Redds Pond Boatworks - Custom Wooden Boat Building And Restoration
1 Norman Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Tel: 781-631-3443

Building and restoring wooden boats with fine building materials and craftsmanship. Redds Pond Boatworks is continuing a Marblehead tradition: building beautiful and practical wooden boats.

Talk to Thad Danielson -- he will design, build, rig, and outfit the boat of your dreams.

S.N. Smith & Son - Turn-key Boat Maintenance, Refurbishment, and Custom Building
PO Box 724
Eastham MA 02642 Tel: 978-290-3957

The S.N. Smith & Son shop maintains, restores, and custom builds a variety of wooden boats up to 35 feet. We specialize in provide turn-key routine maintenance, paint-varnish, partial to complete restorations, custom work, design and construction in wood, composite, strip & cold mold building. Steve Smith works at making owning and maintaining a boat predictable and affordable.

South Shore Boat Works - High Quality Custom Finishing and Cabinetry
415 Elm Street
Halifax, MA 02338
Tel/Fax: 781-293-2293

Traditional, Innovative, Professional, Personal.
These words define the approach to all projects undertaken - big or small.

South Shore Boatworks, founded by Bob Fuller in 1990, specializes in custom boat building, finishing and restoration work on wooden and fiberglass boats. As a third generation boat builder, Bob Fuller brings a lifetime of experience to each and every project, specializing in high quality custom boat finishing, cabinetry, and interiors.

Since 1977, Bob has worked closely with boat owners and marine businesses to produce one-of-a kind results. Please contact South Shore Boat Works to discuss your boat building, restoration, or customization needs.

Vintage Marine - Boatbuilding Services For Classic And Antique Boats Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 244
Mattituck, NY 11952
Tel: 516- 298- 9799

Vintage Marine offers a full line of services for the classic boat enthusiast from ground up construction to award winning restorations in both traditional and modern construction techniques.

Vintage Marine can handle most of your engine needs, but if its a rebuild you want, they use one of the best antique engine rebuilders in the country. They also can repower any classic runabout with a modern engine if that is what you desire.

Wilco Marine
84 Newburyport Turnpike
Newbury, MA 01951-1115

With over 25 years of experience, Wilco Marine offers professional boat building & restoration of all types of boats - power and sail up to 50' feet. Authorized warranty repair facility for Pursuit, Tiara, Mako, Seacraft, Wellcraft and many other top manufacturers.

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