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Become a More Educated Buyer; Research Sailboat Manufacturers Listed Below:

  • Alden Yachts Based in Bristol Rhode Island, Alden is signifcantly smaller than it was in the heyday during which the company established its name, but they continue to produce highly custom yachts for discerning buyers.
  • Allures Yachting Allures Yachting is here to meet all your yearnings. Together with famous yachtsmen, we have revisited the concept of the aluminum centerboarder. The Allures are designed for open-sea sailing in complete safety, according to new standards of comfort.
  • Amel Elegance and modern style, power and speed, safety and comfort, are the main headings we had in mind. Our 54’ has been designed and built with the intention to preserve the strong and specific identity of Amel boats but also with the desire to introduce the latest innovations. She is the result of a real team work, in which all the members of our engineering and design staff gave the very best of themselves and their knowledge. Today AMEL 54 represents more than ever the perfect development combining modern yachtbuilding techniques with the 40-year experience of Chantiers Amel, specialists in Ocean Cruising Yachts. Ideal sailing companion for two, or more, she provides the perfect combination of power and performance with safety and comfort guaranteed. Her design and equipment make AMEL 54 very easy and pleasant to manage, whatever the conditions are.
  • American Sail If you're looking for a family sailboat in the daysailor or catamaran range you have come to the right place. Our specialty for over twenty-five years has been making fun family sailboats from 8 to 18 feet. American Sail got its start in 1976 with the purchase of the Aqua Cat catamaran that has now been in production over 42 years and was recently inducted into the National Sailboat Hall of Fame. Over the years we have grown to offer many more sailboats in our line including a larger version of the Aqua Cat, the Dink line of tenders, and four daysailers that are the Aqua Finn, Pennant, American 14.6 and American 18 Daysailer. All of our sailboats are designed for family fun and not hard-core racing. One person can rig each boat in the line in less than 20 minutes. Every boat is also setup to be sailed by one person. We want you on the water enjoying our product and not spending lots of time at the boat landing trying to figure out how to step the mast and looking for a crew to sail. Years of enjoyment await those who choose an American Sail sailboat. Our dedication to quality, service, and value has resulted in one of the best reputations in the sailing industry. We invite you to take a tour of American Sail's full product line of catamarans, daysailors, and dinghies.
  • Arques School The Arques school, in Sausalito, California, is a small organization dedicated to teaching the art of traditional wooden boatbuilding.
  • Aquarius Sail Inc. Aquarius Sail Inc. was established by Tom Haberman in the early 1970s to provide sail, trampoline, and canvas repair to Midwest sailors. Within a few years Aquarius Sail was not only doing sail repair, but providing parts and service to the catamaran community. In 1980 the owners of Aquarius Sail visited the Chicago trade show and met two gentlemen from a sailboat company called Formulae Racing Sailboats. One of these gentlemen was Bill Roberts and they were promoting their new catamaran design, the SuperCat 20. The owners of Aquarius Sail were so impressed by the new design that they immediately signed on to be one of the first dealers for SuperCat catamarans. The name change of the SC-22 to ARC-22 in the year 2000 reflects Aquarius Sails philosophy of being committed to a strict one design fleet program. The superior performance of the 22 design has been demonstrated in both long distance and triangle racing venues since 1992. The decision to solidify the design was in response to the current 22 owners desire to level the playing field in the future.
  • Atlantic Challenge Atlantic Challenge's waterfront property, with 2.5 acres and 600 feet of waterfront, supports our boat building and sailing activities and provides access to Rockland Harbor. Along with the three-story Apprenticeshop and an administrative building housing the library and sailing classroom, the site features a 400-foot pier, 400-feet of floats, a launch ramp, and 10 moorings. Situated on historic Lermond Cove, these facilities let us offer boat sales, boat and float storage, dinghy slips, and mooring rentals.
  • Austral Yachts We are a family owned company, specialising in custom yacht builds and boat refits. The Dockland beside picturesque Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand, is the ideal environment for our business. We have easy access to the water and can haul out vessels up to 85 ft with our on-site travel lift. Services we provide include:-
    Custom builds constructed to the designers/owners specifications. Power or sail, monohull or multihull. F.R.P, wood or composite construction. We are capable of building to any applicable Standards of Classification Societies. General F.R.P. fabrication. Refits constructed to the designers/owner's specifications. All manner of repair work including general F.R.P. repairs and fabrication, paint jobs, insurance work, etc.
  • Baltic Yachts Custom Made Yachts. Since the start of Baltic Yachts, in 1973, our goal has been to build the best yachts possible. Engineered to combine safety, ease of handling, high performance and the finest craftsmanship.
  • Bauteck Marine Corp Founded in 1983, Bauteck Marine Corporation is dedicated to designing and producing small boats of exceptional quality, performance and reliability. While cruising throughout the world, Christof and Laurie Bauer realized that a good, hard dinghy was hard to find. So, after assessing the requirements for the "perfect yacht tender," Christof designed the bauer 10. In 1988, the bauer 8 was introduced and the newest addition, the bauer 12 daysailer, made its premiere in late 1996. All bauer boats are constructed of hand laid and chopped fiberglass, have an interior liner, displacement hull design, high freeboard, wide beam, full length skeg and keel, high loading capacity and exceptional stability. Retractable centerboards and kick-up beaching rudders are standard features on all sailing models. Classic lines, exceptional performance and quality without compromise are the hallmarks of all bauer boats. A wide variety of options are available. All of our boats are custom made to each owner's specifications and can be purchased factory direct.
  • Bavaria Yachts While new to North America, Bavaria Yachts are certainly not new in Europe. A quality production builder for over two decades, Bavaria Yachts are now producing close to 1700 yachts per year, incorporating the best of German craftsmanship and state-of-the-art construction methodology. Selection of materials and components coupled with stringent quality control procedures are second to none in the production boat industry. German engineering at it's best. Bavaria's are built in one of the most modern and technologically advanced yards in the world. Innovation, modern computer aided manufacturing processes and highly skilled craftsmen are all combined to produce yachts that are cost effective.
  • Beetle Inc The Beetle Cat is a 12 foot, gaff rigged, wooden sailboat first built in 1921 by the Beetle family of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Beetle, Inc., located in Wareham, Massachusetts, is now the sole builder of Beetle Cat boats. Home of the Beetle Cat® Sailboat. Beetle Cat - Celebrating its 86th Year
  • Beneteau * The world leader in the sailboat business, over twice the size of our nearest competitor. * European leader in the pleasure boat industry in all categories; sail, motor, ect. (I.B.I., January 1994) * Five boat factories in the Vendee region of France. * 1 state of the art factory in Marion, South Carolina, USA. * 2 factories specializing in commercial fishing boats. * World's largest supplier to charter companies: It is well known throughout the charter industry, that Beneteau yachts are built to withstand the high demands imposed on them through chartering. * Beneteau yachts have logged more off-shore miles than any other builder in the world.
  • Bennett Brothers Yachts Bennett Brothers has built its enviable reputation on providing exceptional service to all of our customers. As custom boatbuilders, we have produced true works of art ranging from catamarans to a luxurious 58 foot sportfishing vessel. The same skilled craftsman that work on our custom builds attend to the many boats that come to the yard for service work. At any one time, the projecs in our yard might include a ferry from the Bald Head Island Ferry fleet, restoration of a wooden boat, fitting a keel on a raceboat, or even laying teak decks on a sportfishing boat.
  • Blake Boatworks Blake Boatworks, three miles north of Harkers Island, North Carolina, has designed and built top quality craft since 1976. Builder Bryan Blake combines the best of Down East tradition and craftsmanship with his own innovations to produce boats that are both beautiful in form and dependable in function.
  • Bravura Yachts If you're searching for a quality builder for your custom yacht or you're ready to step up to a brand new Leif Beiley designed racer, we are the only local builder who can handle the project from concept to finish line.
  • Bridges Point A traditional design by Joel White, built with pride in Brooklin, Maine by Bridges Point Boat Yard.
  • Bristol Marine Welcome to Bristol Marine, the gateway to Bristol Harbor. Boaters from Bristol and across the East Bay come here to access one of the Northeast's most beautiful and tradition-rich harbors. It is also where sailors and yachters from all over the world come to enjoy historic Bristol and the other treasures of Rhode Island's East Bay. In addition to moorings and slips, Bristol Marine is a full-service yacht yard and home to the storied Bristol Yachts. The businesses housed at the marina provide everything from painting and repair to production to storage. Learn about our Public Access Improvement Plan which will have a positive economic impact on Bristol and surrounding communities.
  • C&C Yachts For nearly 40 years, C&C has led the industry in performance sailboat design and technology. The right mixture of speed and comfort has produced a string of successful racer/cruisers, and continues to guide today's C&C. This heritage and design philosophy produced our current fleet of C&C's that are the fastest, strongest, best-designed racer/cruisers ever built.
  • Cabo Rico Custom Yachts A "Passage to Perfection" not only describes the philosophy, commitment to quality and unique history of Cabo Rico Custom Yachts, one of the world's premier semi-custom boat builders; it also describes the end result. An intelligently engineered and superbly built Cabo Rico boat. A Cabo Rico yacht, made to your order, will take you quickly, safely and comfortably on any passage to the destinations of your dreams, wherever they may be.
  • Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. New fiberglass sailboats from nine to forty four feet are built from start to finish at our boatyard in Wareham, Massachusetts. Our Zephyr Spar division manufactures aluminum masts, booms and stainless stell standing riggin for Cape Cod boats as well as other designs. Storage and restoration have also become an important part of our business. Staying true to E.L. Goodwin's objective, parts and service are available for Cape Cod boats of all ages.
  • Castle Craft Actually a distributor rather than manufacturer.
  • Catalina Yachts Getting Your Dream’s Worth
    From the eight-foot Sabot to the magnificent Catalina 470, Catalina Yachts has developed the most complete range of sailing yachts built today. For over thirty years an unwavering dedication to building well-designed, durable, family oriented boats that are the best value available has resulted in long production runs during which each model is improved and refined. High volume interiors, efficient and spacious family-sized cockpits, and easily managed rigs offering excellent performance are Catalina trademarks. This policy and a commitment to owner satisfaction have created the customer confidence and loyalty which has allowed Catalina Yachts to become the largest builder of sailboats in the United States with manufacturing facilities on both east and west coasts and an extensive national and international dealer network.
  • Cerubini Yachts Cherubini Yachts builds special, classic yachts of the hightest quality. Our product line includes two beautiful sailboats, a 48 foot schooner and a 44 foot ketch, and a gorgeous Cherubini Classic 20 classic-style speedboat. In addition, we provide yacht maintenance, restoration, and storage. The two sailboats have been under production for about thirty years and have a world-wide reputation as the "got-to-have" cruising yacht. These boats are extremely seaworthy, fast, easily handled, and comfortable for family cruising and living. They have classic, timeless lines, that have never gone out of style. The Cherubini Classic 20 takes us back to the classic elegant speed boats of our grandparents' era. But she is modern. The hull and sub-deck are of strong, low-maintenance fiberglass, and the propulsion systems are contemporary state-of-the-art. The company is in Delran, New Jersey, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, about 12 miles upstream (north-east) of Philadelphia center city. By water, for a sailboat under power (6+ knots), it is about 7 hours up the Delaware River from the end of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. From Cape May, New Jersey, it is about 15 hours.
  • Chesapeake Ligtht Craft Welcome to Chesapeake Light Craft, suppliers of boat kits, boat plans, and boatbuilding materials. Our distinctive boat designs include kayaks, canoes, rowing boats, dinghies, and sailboats. We’ve been at this since 1991 and nobody has sold more kits and plans. More than 20,000 CLC boats are on the water around the world. Our designs are built by amateurs and professionals alike. In our Annapolis showroom you can see finished examples of our boat kits and pick up kits and supplies. However, most of our business is through the mail: we will ship one of our meticulously prepared boat kits right to your door.
  • Classic Boat Shop From custom one off... to semi-custom hull finishing... Bring us your requirements, we look forward to hearing from you. Pisces 21
    The PISCES 21 offered exclusively by Classic Boat Shop is a Daysailer designed and built for the discerning sailor seeking something distinctive. The simple rig and generous sail plan offer lovely sailing performance and comfort regardless of the conditions. A yacht whose graceful lines and traditional craftsmanship are guaranteed to turn heads in admiration in any harbor.
  • Colgate 26 The Colgate 26 is more than a trailerable daysailer sail boat – she's also a sprightly pocket cruiser.
    Looking for a trailerable sail boat, daysailer sail boat or pocket cruiser? The Colgate 26 is a boat for all reasons™. A winning combination of performance racing and family fun, Steve Colgate has created this delightful family sport boat® to fill the demand for recreational boating and keelboat instruction. The Colgate 26 is one of the most popular small sailboats for sale in Florida.
  • Cook Yacht Design Cook Yacht Design designs sailing yachts of many types and sizes, thus far ranging from an 11' one-person dinghy, to an 85' maxi yacht with a crew of 25. One of our recent areas of concentration has been in offshore cruising yachts, but we have also designed daysailers, offshore one-designs, and numerous one-off racing yachts. Most of our designs have been built of fiberglass or composites, but several have been wood or metal, as well. The firm was started on 1977 with the launching of the radical and highly successful one-tonner, Rogue's Roost. Since 1993 we have been located on Cape Cod, an easy drive from either Boston or Providence, and right in the middle of one of New England's best cruising grounds.
  • Corsair Trimarans There are 12 especially unique and desirable qualities that make Corsair Trimarans the best. Indeed, no other full-production trailerable trimaran design offers all 12. 1. Extraordinary speed and effortless acceleration are trademarks of Corsairs. Their ability to fly on a puff or generate their own high-power apparent wind is legendary. Without a lead keel to create drag, and with tangible buoyancy in construction technique and materials, Corsairs are powered effortlessly by their high-performance sails. 2. Comfortable stability at any speed and in almost all sea conditions is simply a feature of beam and buoyancy. Heel (often unpopular with sailors) is restricted to about 15 degrees; which feels like about five degrees on the broad, flat deck and trampolines of a Corsair. 3. Superior safety is inherent in the design and construction of these boats and it stems from the same features that make them sail flat and fast. Corsairs can't sink. In fact, with all hulls filled to the brim with water, the positive buoyancy of the materials of construction keep the vessel afloat even with all crew aboard. 4. Trailerability is not a hassle. It's an advantage. Especially since it only takes a single owner about 30 minutes to go from trailer to sailing and back again after a couple of practice runs. Corsairs fold up and pull out effortlessly, mast-down in moments, tow easily and smoothly, and save you a bundle on slip fees and seasonal storage. 5. Accommodations are ample and designed for extended cruising aboard the larger models, or streamlined for racing on all models. Berth areas are sufficient and comfortable, appliances an option, shower if you want one. You're apt to lounge on deck or in the cockpit most of the time, but when you do go below you'll have all the comfort you need. etc.
  • Covey Island Boatworks Covey Island Boatworks builds hand-crafted yachts, power and sail, 30' to 80'. Our yard, located in Nova Scotia, has translated more than eighty unique dreams into low maintenance, custom and semi-custom vessels. Real boats for sailors, passagemakers and adventurers; boats with character for family living, cruising and growing; classic boats for safety at sea and a sound investment. Every Covey Island boat benefits from the extensive knowledge gained from twenty-five years of combining traditional Nova Scotia craftsmanship with appropriate state of the art technology.
  • Degero Yachts The Boatyard Kristeri & Co was founded in 1980. The founders, Risto Kristeri and Seppo Mäkelä are still with the company. Risto Kristeri is the managing director and is responsible for the quality of the woodwork and administration. Seppo Mäkelä is responsible for the quality of fibreglass work. At first there were four members of staff. Today Degerö yard employs eight people. The company currently has a long order list and the future of Degerö boats looks very good.
  • Dencho Marine Located in Long Beach, California, since 1973, Dencho Marine, Inc. has never encountered a job too large, nor too small, to make a fellow boater’s dream come true. As a builder of over 400 yachts, and countless refitting projects, the trade mark glow of Dencho Marine's work can be seen circling the waters of the globe.
  • Dyer Boats The Anchorage, Inc. has been building fine boats since 1930, when Bill Dyer founded the company. One of the first boats to be built as the 10' Dyer Dink, a wooden lapstrake dinghy. It was followed, in the early 1940's, by a plywood version of the 9' Dyer Dhow.
    The first fiberglass version of the Dhow was built in 1949, making it the oldest, continuously-built fiberglass boat. The 9' Dhow was followed by the 7'11" Dyer Dhow Midget and the 12 1/2' Dyer Dhow. The company also builds the 16' Dyer Glamour Girl, the Dyer 29 and Dyer 40 classic motorboats.
  • Edey & Duff Since 1968, Edey & Duff, Ltd., has been doing what co-founders Mait Edey and Peter Duff set out to do – build affordable boats of exceptional quality. The two avid sailors built their first cruising sailboat, the Sam Crocker-designed Stone Horse, in Peter Duff's living room and backyard herb garden.
  • EndeavourCats Endeavour has long been known for manufacturing quality yachts that meet the changing requirements of today's yachting market. This recognition has made us a leader in the cruising catamaran market. Continuing to grow with our clients as their boating needs change, Endeavour is enjoying huge success marketing our roomy, stable catamarans in both sail and power models. Marketing factory direct and building to order on a limited production basis, Endeavour can provide a very high quality product while maintaining excellent value. Our yachts are designed for minimal maintenance as well as ease and comfort in handling.
  • Flying Scot Over forty years of sailing and marine construction experience produced the Flying Scot®, a Sailing Hall of Fame design. Its perfect for family trips, single-handed fun, and an excellent racer. And its a good investment. We encourage you to call us with any questions at 1-800-864-7208. Designed by the internationally famous racer Gordon K. "Sandy" Douglass, each Flying Scot® is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials and methods. The first Scot ever built still wins races!
  • Freebooter Boats Freebooter Boats - Canadian Boat Manufacturer
    Builders & manufacturers of sailboats, fishing boats & row boats that are a perfect blend of new world materials in an old world package. Our boats are custom built to suit your individual needs. You start with the basic Freebooter row boat, then add on any of our options to make your boat into your dream sailboat, fishing boat or rowboat. Each one is handcrafted from beginning to end with care and concern for every detail to ensure the finest quality possible. The hull construction of hand laid fiberglass has a smooth gelcoat exterior and an easy to maintain waxed gelcoat interior. The strength and durability is further increased with the use of Australian gumwood on the gunnels. This extremely dense hard wood is renowned for it's durability and beauty. Both the gumwood gunnels and the mahogany seats are protected from the elements with Cetol Marine providing protection from both moisture and the harmful UV rays of the sun. In the end, you have a low maintenance fiberglass boat with the look of a classic wooden boat. It's small size provides ease of handling. At 14 feet it is comfortable on the water or in your driveway and is sure to turn heads.
  • Freedom Yachts Legacy. Traditional boats from 28 to 54 feet.
    Lines that are purposeful. Designs that work at sea. Legacy has the look that has graced the shores of New England for generations. But beneath the water and beyond the gel coat is a boat that is built in a whole new way.
  • Gemini Catamarans Performance Cruising further extends the success of the Gemini line with the Gemini 105MC - convertible Edition cruising catamaran. The new custom factory has afforded PCI the opportunity to design and manufacture new molds including a completely redesigned single interior mold which not only makes the Gemini lighter, but also stronger and more rigid. The redesign also offers the convertible option of enclosing the new cockpit in either a canvas or bug screen for maximum protection from the elements.
  • General Boats YOU are about to uncover a treasure of information that will reveal the thought and logic behind educated buyers homing in on Rhodes 22s
  • Gozzard Yachts H. Ted Gozzard and his family have been in the boat building business since 1970, starting out in Bayfield, Ontario with the opening of Bayfield Boat Yard Ltd. Many of the original Bayfield boats are in use today and have garnered a loyal following around the world. In the family alone there is almost 100 years of yacht-building experience.
  • Hallberg-Rassy Known far and wide for our sturdy construction, superb craftsmanship and signature seaworthiness,
    these Germán Frers designed models are globally respected for their elegant lines and spirited performance. This fleet includes eight models from 31' to 62'.
  • Hans Christian Yachts Classic Double Enders made for seaworthiness, safety and comfort. The Hans Christian name lives on. We welcome you to browse through this site to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of our range of small sailing ships that are recognized around the world as one of the true classics of traditional sailing yachts on the market today. Many hundreds of owners will tell you that from the finely hand crafted teak interiors to the custom bronze deck hardware that the Hans Christian’s are built to be both enjoyed and to endure. Hope to see you on board soon.
  • Hinckley Yachts The definition of luxury. While recent years have seen power boats rise in importance at Hinckley, the heart of the company hopefully remains with it's sailboats. A long tradition of the finest built boats.
  • Hobie Cat The World is a Waterpark. Since 1950 we’ve made the best rides. Hobie Cat Company is the leading manufacturer of catamarans, sailboats, sit-on-top kayaks, fishing kayaks and float cats. Featuring the pedal-driven Hobie Mirage Kayaks, plus a full line of Hobie parts and accessories. Fun is what it's all about... so if you like sailing, kayaking, fishing, or just having a good time, The Fun Starts Here!
  • Hodgdon Yachts Our goal at Hodgdon Yachts is to build the world's best sailing or motor yacht. It's that simple. And to us, building a world-class yacht is measured in how well design and aesthetics are balanced with practical issues of engineering and performance. Hodgdon vessels have earned the reputation of "heirloom boat" for more than their extraordinary looks. They also stand the test of time. At the foundation of every sailing and motor vessel we build, you'll find a consummate team of craftsmen, the industry's most advanced construction technology and a passion for excellence. It's the way we've built boats for nearly two centuries.
  • Holby Marine Holby Marine is proud of its boats and the heritage that goes along with the boats that we have built. The Quest 33 continues the tradition of "Quality Boats Built with Integrity" at Holby Marine Company. The Quest has been one of the most successful designs in its class and achieved many successes over the years.
  • Howard Boats 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.
  • Hunter Marine Ease of Sailing. Whether you are sailing the 27 or the 49, every Hunter is designed to be easily handled by one or two people. The deck layouts, sailplans, and standard equipment are designed and selected to make sailing easy and fun no matter what the conditions. Experience it for yourself by arranging a test sail with your local dealer.
  • Hylas Yachts It's pretty simple, really: Combine uncompromising quality, performance and seaworthiness delivered to you in a beautifully conceived combination of features, then deliver it at a very competitive price. Makes sense. For extended passage making, offshore racing or coastal cruising, the expertly designed and detailed Hylas fleet is ready to cast off when you are... to wherever in the world your dreams take you. We have owners sailing in every condition, from palm-laden Pacific islets, to dodging icebergs. Serious sailing in serious boats that bring you home, only to dream of casting off again. While the concept may be simple, delivering on the promise takes hard work, brilliant skills and total dedication to excellence. We'd have it no other way.
  • Island Packet Yachts At Island Packet, we know that the definition of 'performance' in the cruising context goes well beyond boat speed and must include safe, simple, predictable, and seakindly handling as well. That's why every model from Island Packet Yachts is designed, engineered, and built to meet these exacting requirements. Key features such as a powerful yet versatile and easily managed cutter rig and an integral, one piece Full Foil Keel® hull form with a protected propeller and rudder make Island Packets unmatched for their combination of seakeeping, stability,comfort, strength, and speed. And while Island Packets have now established their cruising capabilities by compiling millions of sailing miles around the globe, they've also proven their performance potential by winning a showcase full of trophies from offshore races and regattas throughout the US and Europe. With this unmatched combination of safety, quality, comfort and performance it's easy to see why Island Packet Yachts is First In Cruising™!
  • J Boats The story of J/Boats is a classic entrepreneurial tale: With a $20,000 investment, and a speedy 24-foot sailboat that Rod Johnstone built in his garage, Rod & his brother Bob Johnstone went into business. That was 1977. Now, that boat (the J/24), has become the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world. While other manufacturers may sell more boats, the Johnstones have won the high-end, performance-oriented segment of the market. Theirs is the so-called racer/cruiser category: boats that perform well enough to race but which are comfortable and easy enough for the family to daysail and cruise. It is with knowledgeable, experienced sailors that the Johnstones have done best.
  • James Betts Since its inception in 1970, James Betts Enterprises, Inc. has been a family owned and operated boat building company specializing in the construction of custom and production racing and cruising sailboats. Our warehouse is located in Anacortes, Washington. Our facilities and skilled staff allow us to complete all jobs in-house. Several boats we have constructed have competed in prestigious races such as the Admirals Cup, Trans Pac, Capetown to Rio race and The America's Cup. James Betts Enterprises, Inc. uses the latest composite technology and construction techniques for racing as well as cruising boats.
  • JB Boat Co These 18 ft trailerable sailboats are fast and easy to sail, they offer an opportunity for families to enjoy the excitement of performance sailing.
  • Jeanneau French manufacturer started in the late 1950's. Currently produces both power and sail boats.
  • Johannsen Boat Works The Trinka dinghy, designed by Bruce P. Bingham, N.A. in 1972, is a remarkably beautiful yacht tender. Her gracefully curved but spunky sheerline, slightly "wineglass" transom and plumb bow give her a classic and distinctive air. A Trinka, especially in company with other dinks, stands out (and above) with a most ladylike personality.
  • JY Sailboats Manufacturer of the JY 15, designed by Rod Johnstone. Unique thermoformed plastic hulls.
  • LDC Racing Sailboats From the outset only twelve years ago, RS boats have been created with passion. A passion to use the latest developments in construction and rig technology to produce boats that are more fun to sail, easier to handle and faster.
  • Linjett Sailing Yachts Linjett boats are available in a 33, 35 and 40 foot version and are intended for the sailing family as well as for racing. Designed and built at Rosättra Boatyard, founded in 1886 and one of the oldest yards in Sweden, they reflect generations of boatbuilding tradition. Years of experience combined with skilled craftsmanship and a steadfast commitment to innovation guarantee a refined product.
  • Lombardi Yachts John now builds custom boats and is building a Kurt Hughes' Trimaran after his 9th Atlantic 42. He looks forward to building more boats by designers like Dick Newick, Kurt Hughes and Chris White.
  • Maine Cat A word from Maine: Maine Cat has come along way...from our beginnings in 1993 with the Maine Cat 22, to our overwhelmingly successful Maine Cat 30 and our first-in-class Maine Cat 41. Now we're proud to introduce the Maine Cat P-38
  • Makela Boatworks If you are considering commissioning the construction of a wooden boat or any type of repair on your sailing or power vessel, contact us for an estimate at no obligation.
  • Malone Boatbuilding Malone Boatbuilding is a small boatshop located on 15 wooded acres along Route 90 in Rockport, Maine, about two miles from Rockport Harbor. Our business focuses on the repair, maintenance, restoration and building of wooden boats; yet, we also do woodworking projects on fiberglass boats and offer a wide array of services to boat owners. We have a reputation for fine craftsmanship, and our mission is to maintain a high standard of quality workmanship. Because we are a small company, we are able to give personalized service to our customers. We pay attention to the customer's desires and needs, and tailor the work to his/her wishes.
  • McLaughlin Boat Works The history of McLaughlin Boat Works (MBW) dates back to the 1960’s in San Diego California with two passionate sailors, Earl Elms and Herb Shear. Operating under the name Chubasco (storm on the water), Elms and Shear designed the original Snipe mold used to build the famous McLaughlin Snipes that dominated the World Championships for over 30 years. Eventually, California Snipe sailor and veteran boat builder Mike McLaughlin, who had worked at Chubasco most of his life, purchased the Snipe molds and moved the operation to Tennessee in response to the relocation of the International Snipe Headquarters to Chattanooga. Mike McLaughlin further expanded the company's success and helped distribute the McLaughlin Snipe on a worldwide spectrum.
  • MengerCat MengerCat.com is your Internet source for information about the boats built by Menger Boatworks between 1976 and 2005: Menger Cat 15, Menger Cat 17, Menger Cat 19, Menger Cat 23, and Oysterman.
  • Michael Peters Yacht Design Michael Peters Yacht Design is a modern day yacht design office, with the scope and approach to design of a traditional naval architecture firm. Our goal has never been to design the most or the largest boats, but simply the best boats. We believe that yacht design is the sum of all the design disciplines and the best balanced designs are the product of a comprehensive knowledge of boats.
  • Morris Yachts Morris Yachts recently celebrated its 33rd year of semi-custom yacht production working step by step with designers C. W. Paine and Sparkman & Stephens. Our product line includes sail and power yachts that have demonstrated a reputation for luxury, performance and great value. Morris Yachts has worked hard to become the quality bench mark for discriminating yachtsmen around the world. Tom Morris launched this enterprise in 1972 and was joined by his son Cuyler in 1995. A life long love of sailing for Tom and Cuyler has spanned 60 years. Tom, born in Philadelphia, extended a family tradition started in 1886 of summer vacations in Maine with his family, and at the age of 32 succumbed to his passion for sailing. The natural beauty of Mt. Desert Island, its down-east traditions and a rich history of boat building were a perfect complement to his passion for sailing.
  • Multihull Technologies Custom Designed, Engineered and Constructed Sailing Yachts and Motor Yachts,
    Catamarans, Trimarans and Monohulls, carbon fiber spars and Tender Lifts
  • Nautor's Swan Oy Nautor Ab was founded in Finland in 1966 by Pekka Koskenkylä. Koskenkylä's intention was to build the first 10m yacht capable of both cruising and racing, using a fibre glass mould. At the heart of his concept was quality, the core focus of Nautor's production process throughout its history. Series production was considered key to the success of the venture and precise, logistical organisation was paramount at an early stage. Today the expansive Swan portfolio charts the journey that Nautor has travelled, from the inaugural Swan 36 to the ambitious 131. Nautor’s Swan yachts are considered the ultimate ocean-going, performance, luxury sailing yacht of unrivalled build quality. The future continues to look bright as Nautor justifies its position at the top of the ladder both for pure luxury and for revolutionary technology with the opening of a new, hi-tech boatyard.
  • New England Boatworks The roots of New England Boatworks are tied to aluminum 12-Meters, the 1983 America's Cup, and a "Let's see how we can make it better" approach to the status quo of boatbuilding. NEB's present-day partners, Tom Rich, Steve Casella, and David MacBain, began building racing yachts, including Dennis Conners' 12-Meter, Liberty, while working at Newport Offshore (Casella and MacBain) and Williams and Manchester (Casella, MacBain and Rich) in Rhode Island and at Minneford's (Casella) in City Island, New York.
  • Nomad Boat Building At Nomad Boatbuilding, we construct and restore wooden boats up to 20' in length and repair wooden boats up to 50' in length. We specialize in the restoration of canvas-covered cedar canoes. The construction of traditional skin-on-frame kayaks, clinker skiffs and lapstrake double paddle canoes. As a custom builder we welcome new projects that can expand our body of experience. We can build in all manner of traditional construction techniques and are open to most modern alternatives. We are experienced from the scale of model building right up to 130' heavy timber construction. At Nomad Boatbuilding we also offer instruction to groups and individuals on a wide range of subjects related to wooden boat construction.
  • Nor'Sea Yachts The Nor'Sea 27, Lyle C. Hess design, is a true blue water pocket cruiser sailing sloop. The Nor'Sea 27 with its 8ft beam 3'-10" fixed keel is trailerable (we like to use the word "transportable" because it requires a good size truck. The trailer and boat together are over 10,000 pounds). The new Nor'Sea 37 is the large sister to the Nor'Sea 27. A seaworthy boat capable of long distance ocean sailing with comfort and more room.
  • Northshore We have always prided ourselves on the individuality of the yachts we build. This individuality comes not only from our designers, but also from the customers. After all, a yacht that you will be happy with year after year needs to be crafted especially for you from the outset, to exacting specifications to suit your particular cruising requirements. We don't believe such a yacht can be made 'off-the-shelf' and at Northshore it never will be.
  • Northwind Yachts The Industrial North Wind shipyard was founded in 1973 in Sant Andreu de la Barca, where over a period of 20 years more than 380 units have been built. In the 1990's, after a significant crisis that affected the whole industry and which resulted in an eighteen-month shutdown of operations at the North Wind shipyard, the company started trading again, initially under the name of Ola Ship builders, and since 1994 as North Wind Yard. There are currently in excess of 500 North Wind boats sailing all over the world. Throughout the history of North Wind, the most highly qualified workers from other Catalan shipbuilders, such as Astilleros Viudes, have joined the firm, making up what is today one of the most prestigious companies in the sailing world.
  • Pacific Seacraft A foremost designer and builder of sailing yachts and motoryachts.
  • PDQ Yachts A passion for perfection, a love of the creative process and a drive to build great boats brought three extraordinary men together to build the first PDQ Yacht. These three men were Dr. Harvey Griggs, MIT graduate in structural engineering and the man who commissioned the first yacht, Alan Slater, chief engineer and steadfast believer in catamarans, and Simon Slater, Alan's son, creator of the deck design, and the brawn behind the construction. PDQ Yachts was founded in 1987 on a belief that a catamaran is a better cruising sailboat. Already known for performance, their stability and accommodation make multihulls ideal for long-range cruising. Although catamarans were already successful in the charter industry, PDQ decided to build a boat targeted towards cruising couples. The result was a 2-cabin, 34-foot cruising catamaran, which quickly gained popularity with retired professionals.
  • Pedigree Cats Pedigree Cats specialize in building custom, luxurious multihulls; power catamarans, sail catamarans and trimarans, with many amenities included as standard features. Pedigree Cats is the custom builder in the United States using a skilled labor force with proven building materials. We offer more than 30 different catamaran models ranging from 50' to 150' and we offer top designers for our customers to work with in designing their ultimate catamaran. The catamaran hulls are constructed using foam core, E-glass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, vinylester or epoxy resins with Imron® exteriors. Pedigree Cats Catamarans are custom builders of your catamaran and with factory direct sales, you can expect great savings.
  • Praktek Home of the unbelievable inflatable sailing catamaran.
  • Precision Boatworks Precision Boat Works was established in 1978 with the initiative to bring sailing to the average family. Affordable fun, if you will. The concept was to build a line boats that can be easily trailered behind today's cars, simple enough to be inexpensive, but big enough to sleep aboard, and stable enough to take along the family. And the concept has been realized! Precision Boat Works is now celebrating its Silver 25th. Anniversary, during this time they have quietly built over 3,000 boats. The Precision line of boats features lively performance and good sea manners, all requirements to make sailing our boats fun for your family and friends. Precision enjoys a well deserved reputation for delivering an honest sailboat that sails well, is easy to use and provides trouble free service.
  • Proper Yachts Proper Yachts, Ltd. was founded on the site of the original Herreshoff yacht yard in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the committment to follow the standards of design beauty and construction excellence which was established by. Capt. Nat Herreshoff over a century ago. Today, Proper Yachts is dedicated to serving the greater sailing community from the bluewater sailor to the coastal cruiser to the active day sailor.
  • Redd's Pond Boatworks Building and restoring classic wooden sail, row and power boats in Marblehead, Massachusetts with the finest boat building materials and craftsmanship.
  • Royal Huisman Shipyard Founded in 1884 and bestowed the Royal title in 1984 the shipyard has continued to remain at the forefront of modern yacht construction. Complete with both alloy and composite fabrication facilities the combined companies of Royal Huisman Shipyard and Rondal provide a complete ‘under the one roof’ approach to custom yacht construction.
  • Sabre Yachts Located in South Casco, Maine, U.S.A., has been hand crafting high quality sailboats and motoryachts since 1971. All Sabre yachts are built to NMMA and ABYC standards and are CE certified. Our boats combine cutting-edge design and fabrication with skills derived from the boat building tradition that has been alive in Maine since the 16th century. The quality of our boats and the skill of our craftsmen and women are without equal in the boating industry. The company tenet "Crafted In The Maine Tradition" signifies the principles that we at Sabre live by: Quality, Value, Craftsmanship and Tradition.
  • Saga Yachts Originally established in Canada in 1995, Saga opened its doors with its seminal design aimed at serious cruising sailors and especially well tuned into shorthanded cruising couples. The initial Saga 43 by Robert H. Perry was based on lessons learned from the single-handed open class ocean racers of the previous decade. Performance, offshore comfort, safety and ease of handling were the outstanding advantages of the design. In early 2006, primarily in response to the shift in US-Canadian dollar relationship, Saga production was moved to southern California. Today the Saga 43, Saga 409 and the Saga 48 are being built by the highly experienced craftsmen at Pacific Seacraft in Fullerton near Los Angeles. Pacific Seacraft enjoys an outstanding reputation for building “America’s best” (This according to Fortune Magazine).
  • Sam L. Morse The Sam L. Morse Company, the builder of two of the best blue water cruisers in the world, the Bristol Channel Cutter and the Falmouth Cutter, has decided to discontinue manufacturing.
  • Santa Cruz Yachts Fast is Fun and a whole lot more. We’ve taken state of the art technologies usually reserved for high priced custom boats and brought them all together to create yachts like no other company can build. Our cutting edge technologies give you stellar performance, great value and lots of easy sailing fun. Whether it’s around the buoys, racing to Hawai’i or Bermuda, or just going to that special anchorage with family and friends-sail fast, sail fun with a Santa Cruz.
  • Scarano Boat Building For over 25 years, Scarano Boat Building, Inc. has been providing both commercial operators and boating enthusiasts with design and construction of high quality custom boats. We specialize in wood - composite - steel - aluminum construction of sailing yachts and U.S.C.G.-certified excursion vessels, both power and sail.
  • W.D. Schock Boat building began for W. D. "Bill" Schock at age thirteen when he built a Skimmer in the garage of his family's Hollywood home. After serving as a crew chief in WWII, Bill moved into a small beach house in Newport Beach and set up shop. He repaired the rental fleet at a local amusement park, among other odd jobs, and started building a cold-molded wooden International 14 for himself. Before he finished it, another I-14 sailor discovered the boat and talked Bill into selling it. W. D. Schock Boat Building and Repair was in business. Bill Schock went on to become one of the most innovative boat builders in the world. He was the first boat builder to make a production fiberglass boat. It was a sailboat known as the Lehman 10. Three other fiberglass one-design boats followed - the Snowbird, Sabot, and Schock 22. Bill also introduced a number of clever designs that made sailboats much less expensive to own. He was determined to make sailboat ownership a possibility for a much wider range of buyers. Up until the advent of fiberglass, only the very rich could own a sailboat.
  • Scorpio Yachts Scorpio came into existence in late 1978 and was incorporated in July, 1981. We are located in Southwestern Ontario, which is a one hour drive from the Michigan border, and is close to most of the Great Lakes. Our customer base is predominately American, with a modest number of Canadian clients. Many of our yachts are custom-built ranging in size from 30' to 73'. It is truly a pleasure to add the personal touch that clients want and deserve in a yacht that is built exclusively for them.
  • Sea Island Boat Builders LLC Sea Island Boat Builders, LLC and Sea Island Shipwrights, LLC are located in Charleston, SC. We offer over 20 years of experience in boat repair and custom boat building. Boat builder Mark Bayne continues the Charleston area maritime tradition of building custom wooden boats with pride, integrity, and craftsmanship. We use both time tested and modern construction methods. We are also experienced in building U.S. Coast Guard certified passenger carrying "day charter boats. At Sea Island Boat Builders we are capable, willing and eager to add that "personal touch" for total customer satisfaction in building wooden sail and power boats.
  • Seaward Yachts Welcome to Hake Yachts, builder of the Seaward 26RK and Seaward 32RK. For more than 25 years, we've been building boats to a very high standard for sailors wanting a unique combination of quality, performance and the versatility needed to sail well in any water depth. Whether you dream of open water sailing, or finding solitude up a shallow bay or creek, Hake Yachts builds a boat you'll be proud to own.
  • Shannon Yachts Shannon Yachts was founded by Walt Schulz in Bristol, RI in 1975 with the intent to design and build offshore yachts to the highest quality standards. Over the years, Shannons have earned an International reputation for quality construction and offshore integrity. Shannons have logged over a million bluewater miles, including an impressive list of circumnavigations and many transoceanic passages, mostly by husband and wife teams. Every major harbor in the world has been visited by a Shannon. Shannon's boatbuilding experience is an unbroken, evolutionary chain from Shannon 38#1 built back in 1975 to the present day. During every week since 1975, there always has been a new Shannon being constructed under Walt Schulz's personal direction. No company building semi-custom yachts anywhere can demonstrate comparable passagemaking records, a stable management team and a consistent uncompromised standard of quality for over twenty five years.
  • Shumway Marine Located on the Genesee River near Lake Ontario, Shumway Marine is ready to keep your boat in top shape year round. We've been in business since 1968, and have experience and know-how unequaled in the area.
  • Sitala Yachts Nauticat Yachts Oy is the leading manufacturer of traditional motorsailers and pilothouse sailing yachts in the world. Experience and learn more about the fascination and essence of the nauticat brand and lifestyle.
  • Spencer Yachts Spencer Yachts Ltd. is a custom yacht builder located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Hulls and decks are molded fiberglass and are constructed to the highest standards. Interior layouts of all vessels are custom designed to fit the needs of the individual owner. All gear, equipment and interior finishing is to the taste of the purchaser. The vessels are available either as: Hull and deck kits suitable for owner completion or as fully completed yachts. Spencer Yachts are renowned for their proven offshore yacht designs, which have gained a worldwide reputation for being seaworthy and well built.
  • Sweden Yachts Sweden Yachts, that´s us. People with ambitions and no compromise about quality, functionality and elegance. We build the best boats for the highest demands. The Sweden Yachts owners have become our friends all over the world.
  • Tartan Yachts Throughout our 46-year history, the resourceful designers, engineers and boatbuilders at Tartan have continuously established new standards of design and craftsmanship for world class yacht building. We have done so by staying true to our creed of providing the discerning sailor with a boat that provides both luxurious accommodations and safe, well-mannered sailing performance in all conditions at sea.
  • TomCat Boats Designer and manufacturer of multihull catamaran sailboats including the trailerable TomCat 6.2 (20 ft.) and the cruising TomCat 9.7 (32 ft.). Sales and marketing is direct to the public. Get ready to turn some heads while you enjoy the TomCat experience!
  • US Yachts At US Yachts, we believe that sailing is about having fun. It's about spending time with your friends and family doing what you love. At US Yachts, we've created some unique boats designed with all of your needs in mind. Whether you love the challenge of a race, or a leisurely afternoon cruise, our boats will help you maximize your fun without compromising your wallet. Come aboard and see how US Yachts can show you a whole new way to sail.
  • Valiant Yachts Today, with non-stop production spanning three decades, Valiant Yachts is producing the evolutionary successors to the original design...the Valiant 42 and the Valiant 50. These new Valiants incorporate the same proven offshore hull form with a structural skeg mounted rudder and a state of the art keelfoil. This powerful combination ensures excellent control and tracking on and off the wind. The external, bolted-on lead ballast provides excellent defense against accidental grounding, while it also allows for a low stablizing center of gravity which optimizes performance and safety.
  • Vanguard Sailboats Manufacturer of the Vanguard 15
  • Walker Bay Boats Bring the pleasure of boating to people around the world.
  • Wally Yachts Manufacturer of truly dangerous looking sailboats and powerboats
  • Wauquiez Chantier
  • WindRider No longer does sailing demand most of your time, half your money and all of your upper body strength. From its head-turning design to its hands-free controls, WindRider has made sailing simple, affordable and attainable to anyone who wants to ride the wind.
  • Working Sail Working Sail are traditional boat builders and designers of classic wooden pilot cutters. Luke Powell bases his designs on the lines of historic pilot cutters from the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands in cornish waters lying at the entrance to the English and Bristol channel. These sailing working boats of the nineteenth century adapt beautifully to yachts due to their excellent seaworthiness and good sailing performance.
  • Wormwood Performance Yachts Wormwood Performance Yachts currently specializes in semi-production, as well as custom yachts tailored to our client's specific needs, tastes, skills, sailing area, and budget. Shown above is the 67' catamaran, Indigo, designed by Peter Wormwood. She is currently completing a two-year cruise around the world. In addition to design, we provide project management for construction, training for the skipper and crew, and consulting for outside projects.
  • WylieCat It would be difficult to find a designer who defies stereotyping as well as the Bay Area's Tom Wylie. Consider the four projects in which he's currently engaged: a 21-ft single-handed ocean racer, a 60-ft aluminum cruiser, a 30-ft production fiberglass catboat and a 52-ft wood-composite cruiser.
  • X Yachts In 1979, one of today’s most successful and quality orientated production yards was established in Denmark. During the 1980’s, X-Yachts designed and built winning IOR yachts for World Class Racing. Our success with this market attracted the attention of the cruising market, which was then looking for fast, high quality and comfortable sailing yachts. It seemed very clear to us that we should use our boat building experience from the fast racers and combine this with building high performance cruising yachts.

 

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