Builders of the finest wooden rowboats, yacht tenders, dinghies, dories and daysailer.
Cottrell Boatbuilding is Maine’s largest builder of small wooden boats. We build all manner of small boats for rowing and sailing. Wherries, Dinghies, Yacht Tenders, Dories and Daysailers. We also do custom boats. Whatever you are looking for. If your intention is to get on the water in a beautiful small wooden boat for rowing, sailing, exploring, or using as a yacht tender, come talk to us. We have the talent, expertise and reputation to build the perfect boat for you.
Our Maine-Built Boats
“I absolutely LOVE my new Cottrell Tadpole. It is beautiful, light and rows like a dream. It’s right at home alongside my 1952 wooden Yawl. She draws compliments wherever I go. She is easily carried ashore by one or two people. Thank you so much for building the PERFECT dinghy.”
~ Scott Gazelle
“From our initial email to the delivery of our finished boat, Lynn and Dale Cottrell were wonderful to work with. Dale is an excellent boat builder and Lynn is an excellent business manager: a great combination for a pleasant boat buying experience.”
~ Max and Marion Gray
“I love this boat! She handles like a dream and is fast as the wind. Well balanced, light and smooth, with perfectly matched oars. What’s more, she is beautiful. The guys at NSY tease me by saying I should put a motor on her. I enjoy telling them Camellia is a rowing boat!! Thanks for a perfect work of art and the most fun boat I have ever owned.”
~ Mary Johnstone