Category Archives: Custom Projects

26′ Herreshoff Alerion

26′ Herreshoff Alerion

26′ Herreshoff Alerion Sloop THETIS The 26′ Herreshoff Alerion Thetis is a replica of Nat Herreshoff’s personal boat Alerion III, which is on display in the Small Boat Shed at Mystic Seaport Museum. The Herreshoff method of construction was used to build the boat (i.e. a mold was built for every frame). The same meticulous… Continue Reading

28′ Beetle Whaleboat

28′ Beetle Whaleboat

The Beetle Shop has once again been called upon to build a Beetle whaleboat! The whaleboat is being built for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, historically significant in that New Bedford was well known as the Whaling Capital of the World and where Beetle whaleboats were originally built. It will be one of seven whaleboats… Continue Reading

28′ Hanley Catboat Kathleen

28′ Hanley Catboat Kathleen

Winner of the 2009 Opera House Cup and 2010 Arey’s Pond Cat Gathering! The Beetle Cat Boat Shop’s first venture into custom wood boats was a 28′ catboat designed by C.C. Hanley in 1917 and published in “The Rudder” magazine in 1919. The owner, Tim Fallon (a Beetle racer who lives to sail), had dreams… Continue Reading