At Cottrell Boatbuilding we offer an array of wooden boats and dinghies. We also execute custom wooden boat building and have handled many different styles and themes. We pride ourselves on our high quality workmanship and our level of fit and finish. Every boat we build is a work of art to us and we painstakingly commit to the delivery of a superior product.
Maine Whitehalls For centuries the Whitehall has been known for being fast, seaworthy and beautiful. It’s roots go back to the early 1800’s when these boats were the workboats of the busy harbors, ferrying captains, guests, businessmen and seamen to and from their schooners. Today’s ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
Our Fiddlehead Tender – a Traditional Plank on Frame Tender Our Fiddlehead Tender, with her sweeping, sheer, bent frames and cedar planks may possibly be one of the prettiest, sweetest yacht tenders you might ever lay eyes on. Ferry your guests from yacht to dock ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
Do you have a boat in mind that you do not see here? Do not despair. We can help. We have the skills and expertise in building custom wooden boats and crafting the boat design you have been searching for. If you have a design ... Read More »