envelop menu cross hamburger pencil arrow-left arrow-down arrow-right arrow-up arrow-up arrow-right arrow-down search


How Carry It Through Was Made

A True Father & Sons Business Carry It Through is a gorgeous short documentary. In 2014, Sara Quinn, who was a graduate student at The Salt Institute at Maine College of Art, reached out to Cottrell Boatbuilding to see if perhaps the two could team ... Read More »

Tadpole Tender in Small Boats Monthly

Cottrell’s 10′ Whitehall article by Christopher Cunningham in February 2017 issue of Small Boats Monthly. When Dale Cottrell started building boats in the 1970s, he was working with fiberglass, not wood. At first he made fiberglass canoes, and then in 1984 he designed and built ... Read More »

Chaisson Dory in Small Boats Monthly

“Chaisson Dory, more than a tender” article by Doug Eckmann in May 2016 issue of Small Boats Monthly. I live in Fort Myers Beach, a small town on Estero Island on the southwest coast of Florida. Estero is a barrier island with a long, shallow-sloping ... Read More »

Two Moths in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

“Two Moths” Article in issue #133, February/March 2015 about Cottrell Boatbuilding custom wooden boats by Carl Cramer. In October 2014, Cottrell Boatbuilding of Searsport, Maine, delivered a pair of custom-designed and -built classic Moths to a customer in Cold Spring, New York. The customer, New ... Read More »

Penobscot Wherry in Small Boats Monthly

“The Penobscot Wherry, a nicely mannered rowboat” article by Ben Fuller in October 2014’s issue of Small Boats Monthly about their round-bottomed dory. The Penobscot Wherry from Cottrell Boatbuilding of Searsport, Maine, is based on the Lincolnville salmon wherry, a beamy high-volume boat used to ... Read More »