First, you will meet with our designers to identify needs and make a plan just for you. We will go over everything from the hull design, to the rigging and systems. We’re a custom shop, we’ve seen it all, and we can make your dreams a reality!
Next, our craftsmen build your new boat from scratch. Typically, if it’s a wooden boat, our builders use a technique called ‘cold moulding’ which combines traditional wooden boat building with a modern fiberglass layer for strength and durability.
Once our boat builders have completed construction, your boat goes into one of our professional finish shops where the final varnish and paint is applied.
Next, our waterfront rigging team outfits your boat with a rig that meets all of your needs and expectations. This often consists of many handcrafted elements such as, wooden spars, leathered gaff saddles, and custom canvas.
After your celebratory launch, we hand over the helm and the new boat is all yours to enjoy! Our service center is available for everything from sailing lessons to winter storage and annual maintenance.
The largest catboat to come out of the Arey’s Pond shops is set to launch in the summer of 2019. This 24’ Catboat has a cold-molded wooden hull with fiberglass reinforcement and is completely custom-built to the new owners’ needs and wants. With bowsprit, she is about 31’ LOA and will be outfitted with a gaff rigged mainsail and a jib.
Pricing and timeline for custom builds varies based on the size of the boat and the custom options included.