Custom boats and yachts since 1970.

Damian McLaughlin is a custom wooden boat builder located in Cape Cod.

For over 40 years, we here at the Damian McLaughlin Corporation have aspired to the highest standards of yacht construction. From our fully equipped boat shop on Cape Cod, we build custom vessels that are a beauty to behold—and a joy to sail.


Since 1970, we have built over 70 custom boats, ranging from day sailers to multi-hulled yachts capable of round-the-world voyages.

Utilizing a unique wood and epoxy system, our boats feature flexibility in design and durability in practice. Working with some of the world’s most revered naval architects, we’re continuing the proud New England tradition of wooden boatbuilding into the next century.

We have also restored a number of antique boats back to their original glory— most notably, the Sidney Herreshoff-designed Arion.

Whether you’re an avid racer or an aspiring boat owner, let yourself be inspired by our portfolio as you learn more about the construction process. Find out more about Damian McLaughlin and his crew, but don’t take our word for it: read all about it in the press accounts and testimonials.

And when you’re ready, we look forward to working with you to build the boat of your dreams.

It is my opinion that some of the designs that we have built are true works of art, treasures to behold on the mooring and regal majesty under sail. The owners of these craft should be applauded for they have enriched the lives of all of us. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I believe there are few that would quarrel with this opinion.
— Damian McLaughlin

If you are looking for something more immediate, we have a number of boats for sale that are available for immediate delivery.  See our stock.