North Carolina Boat Builders

Boat building has been part of North Carolina’s DNA for at least 200 years.  Before fiberglass was crowned king, wooden boats ruled the waves.  During the second World War hundreds of wooden subchasers, minesweepers, coast guard rescue boats and other craft were built right here in North Carolina.  While many of these shipyards closed at the end of the war, North Carolina’s boat building tradition remained strong.  Materials and builders changed with the times spawning a whole new generation of boats. You can explore some of North Carolina’s world class boat builders and the stories behind their inception below.

Albemarle
Edenton, North Carolina – 1994
Albemarle
Bayliss Boat Works
Wanchese, North Carolina – 2002
Bayliss Boatworks
Briggs Boatworks

Wanchese, North Carolina – 1980-2014
Buddy Davis
Manteo & Wanchese, North Carolina – 1973
61 Buddy Davis
78 Buddy Davis
Caison Yachts
Hampstead, North Carolina – 1999
Caison Yachts
64 Caison
Fountain Boats
Washington, North Carolina – 1979
Ask Reggie Fountain
Ask Reggie Fountain
Fountain 32
Grady-White Boats
Grady-White Boats
Greenville, North Carolina – 1959
Grady-White
Grady-White
Hatteras
New Bern, North Carolina – 1959
Hatteras Legacy
Hatteras GT65
Hatteras Gun Boat!
Intruder Boats
Harkers Island – 2005
Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Beaufort, North Carolina – 1986
Jarrett Bay
Jarrett Bay Insider
KenCraft
Wilson, North Carolina – 1976
Factory Tour
Bay Rider in Wrightsville Beach
Parker Boats
Beaufort, North Carolina – 1969
Regulator Boats
Regulator
Edenton, North Carolina – 1988
Regulator Factory Tour
2020 Regulator 23
Regulator
Regulator 26xo Walkthrough
Ritchie Howell Yachts
Ritchie Howell Yachts – 2000
Wanchese, North Carolina
Scarborough Boatworks
Sacarborough Boatworks
Wanchese, North Carolina – 1978
Ricky Scarborough Jr.
Spencer Yachts
Spencer Yachts
Wanchese, North Carolina – 1996
Spencer Yachts
Winter Custom Yachts
Winter Custom Yachts
Hubert, North Carolina – 2006
Winter Custom Yachts

More to come…

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