Why a custom boat?

Why you should consider a custom wooden boat.

No two people are made alike, so why should their boats be?

Here at the Damian McLaughlin Corporation, we are committed to building the boats of our client’s dreams. We construct sailboats and power boats according to our customers’ sailing criteria, complete with all the modern amenities.

We have expertise in a wide range of materials, but in the past 40 years we’ve found that wood and the WEST System epoxy produces the most durable, low maintenance boat possible.

Combined with strip-planking, double-diagonal vacuum bagged veneers and an outer skin of fiberglass, this technique provides the strength, insulation and protection of solid wood, while remaining lightweight and rot-resistant.


Monohull Boat - Walter Green, S.Herreshoff 42'

Monohull Boat - Walter Green, S.Herreshoff 42'

Multihull Boat - Heather K, Newick 30'

Multihull Boat - Heather K, Newick 30'

Small Craft - Dory

Small Craft - Dory

Arethusa, N.Herreshff 34'

In addition to fine craftsmanship, the employees here have a love for the sea. In fact sixteen people who have worked here have made transatlantic passages. Although you personally may plan nothing more adventurous than a weekend cruise with the family on Long Island Sound or Buzzards Bay, your boat should be built by people who understand the demands the sea makes on a boat. We know how to build a sound vessel that can stand the test.