Fiddlehead Tender Maine Boat 2014


FIDDLEHEAD TENDER Our Fiddlehead Tender is derived from the Herreshoff Columbia dinghy. We built this dinghy for a client who liked the Columbia but needed it smaller. The result is our Fiddlehead Tender. A wonderful traditional tender that rows like a feather. Traditionally built using native Maine cedar over white oak, finished in teak, mahogany […]

Tadpole whitehall 10ft 2014

10′ Maine Whitehall Tender

  There are plenty of dinghies at the dock,but not many of them are proper Yacht Tenders. This one is. Scaled down from our Maine Whitehall she has all the wonderful rowing and carrying attributes that a good Whitehall is known for,making her a fabulous tender. Plenty of room for all your passengers and gear […]

Catspaw Wooden Sail Boat 2014


Our Catspaw Dinghy is Joel White’s interpretation of Nat Herreshoff’s  classic Columbia Dinghy. The Catspaw Dinghy is the perfect choice for those who need a larger yacht tender. It is a lovely boat to row and is stiff enough under sail to stand up to a good breeze. One of our favorite customers has owned […]

Penobscot Wherry Rowing Boat By Dale Cottrell


  PENOBSCOT WHERRY: Pure elegance. Inspired by the old Maine salmon wherries her old world handling abilities are immediately apparent and appreciated.Our Penobscot Wherry has a rounded hull that is both double ended on the waterline(makes rowing a breeze) and has a narrow but flat bottom for easy launching and landing on the beach. Her […]


CHAISSON DORY: A great tender from the past. These tenders have plied the waters of New England and beyond for many years and understandably so. Originally built in the Swampscott Massachusetts boat shop of George Chaisson, these tenders are ranked with the most respected small boat designs of Herreshoff and Lawley. John Gardner of Mystic […]


NONPAREIL SLOOP: A gaff rigged modified sharpie… Nonpareils roots can be traced back to the Chesapeake bay boats of the late 1800’s. Newly designed for today’s sailor  by Phillip H. Kendrick. Perfect for the small family or the old salt who just wants to enjoy a quiet afternoon sail. This trailerable shallow draft day sailor with […]


PUFFIN DINGHY: A Maine icon. This is a modified version of the Puffin Dinghy that I designed in the 80’s. There are literally thousands of these boats in use today.They have proven themselves to be stable seaworthy yacht tenders. Our new version is even better. She is built using glued lapstrake wood construction, providing a […]

Custom Boats

Custom boats – Description coming soon!