The official home of the Beetle Cat sailboat since 1921

A Century Of Sailing

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Beetle Cat sailboat. This will make the Beetle Cat boat the oldest one design that has been continuously produced out of wood and continues to be competitively raced for the past 100 years.


Our Mission

The Beetle Cat boat shop is dedicated to preserving the art of traditional Plank-On-Frame wood boat construction, using the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship while providing a source for new wooden Beetle Cat sailboats. In addition, the shop offers a full service boat yard for the Beetle Cat community and Beetle Cat sailors for maintenance, repairs, paint, parts, storage, and transportation...

Quality Craftsmanship & Materials

A visit to the Beetle Cat boat shop is like a step back in time. The pleasant smell of cedar greets you as you walk thru the front door and into the office, which is lined with historic photos and memorabilia...

Our History

The Beetle Cat sailboat was named after the Beetle family of New Bedford, MA who originally designed and built the small 12 foot gaff rigged wooden sailboat for their children in 1921. Famous for their Beetle Whaleboats, they used some of the same mass production techniques that enabled them to build quality whaleboats in record times...