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Spencer Lincoln designed all of our boats, Duffy's and BHM's alike. With the exception of the 30', they are all built-down, semi-displacement boats. The BHM models have more flair in the bow and have a deeper draft for their length compared to Duffy models. The BHM's also carry their beam well aft, where the Duffy's have more tumblehome and a smaller beam at the transom. The sheer and tumblehome of the Duffy's uphold the graceful, traditional lobster boat style that many people are looking for. Read More ...
We are on Flye Point in Brooklin, Maine. With nearly ten boatbuilding companies in our little town, Brooklin, ME is the heart of traditional and contemporary boatbuilding on the East Coast. Read More ...
We build custom finish boats and kits to any stage of completion. Each year, we sell dozens of kits. Popular packages include:
  • Hull and top (molded top includes cabin and roof top, decks, and washrails)
  • Hull and top with running gear (engine, shaft, and prop)
  • Hull and top with running and steering gear (includes SS rudder and shaft)
We are happy to do most of the heavy fiberglass and mechanical work (bulkheads, fuel tanks, cockpit floor, roughed out interiors, engine sets, generator sets and so forth). Many of our customers order extended kits and finish the boat themselves. Read More ...
We can build you a simple kit in two weeks. Finished boats can usually take between six and eighteen months depending on the size of the boat and nature of the finish work. Our finish shop is full every winter. Most people schedule the construction of a finished boat as much as a year in advance. Read More ...
We use all different brands and models of engines (Cat, Yanmar, Cummins, John Deere, Volvo, etal). Primarily, we put single screw diesel engines in our boats. Most people tell us what kind of cruising speed they are looking for and we recommend engines accordingly. Read More ...
It's one of the most common questions and it's a really hard one to answer. We build custom boats. Every boat is different. A lot of people are looking for an 18 knot cruising speed. 18 knots is a comfortable, smart speed for any of our boats. When you aim for cruising speeds above 22 knots, you are shooting for a lighter boat (we can build them light), and you may make some sacrifices in terms of accommodations. Read More ...
We offer a twin engine option in our boats 38' and up. Twin engines give you better handling in tight quarters (docking, etc.). Having twins is comforting for people who like the idea of a backup engine. The disadvantages of twin engines include two props and struts underwater, twice the maintenance, and the added expense of $15,000-$30,000 in running gear. Read More ...
We do not have a demo boat at our facility. If you are willing to travel, we can almost always find a boat close to what you're looking for that you can ride on. Read More ...
We build solid glass hulls and offer foam and balsa coring options. HULL ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES Solid No water problems within hull. Inexpensive and easy to repair. Somewhat more prone to condensation/sweating inside. Foam Core No sweating. A stiff, quiet boat in the water. Lightweight and possibly faster. Water damage is possible. Expensive option and expensive to repair. Balsa Core No sweating. Also stiff and quiet in the water. Less expensive than foam. Lightweight and possibly faster. Water damage possible and balsa will rot. More expensive to repair than a solid glass hull. A foam or balsa cored hull will not have water problems if they are well constructed, and we guarantee quality construction. Read More ...
People often purchase boats within the parameters of a construction loan. We would be happy to give you some contacts for boat financing. Read More ...
As custom boatbuilders, we are committed to tailoring every detail to meet your needs. We hand lay all of our fiberglass. Each boat project is assigned a crew; there are no assembly lines here. Our boats are not a pile of molded components all screwed together. They may cost a little more and take a while longer to build because they are going to last. Resale value on Duffy's and BHM's illustrates how well our boats hold up over time. Read More ...
From the first sheet of fiberglass to the final coat of varnish, we are committed to building you a long-lasting, safe, and good looking boat. We have been building Downeast style, semi-displacement boats for years. Some of our employees have been building hulls, installing engines, and putting the final touches on interior woodwork for twenty years. We know Downeast boats because we grew up in Maine, we've fished from these boats, and we've launched hundreds of them. Read More ...

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