Cape Cod Shipbuilding
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New fiberglass sailboats from nine to forty-four feet are built from start to finish at our boatyard in Wareham, Massachusetts. Our Zephyr Spar division manufactures aluminum masts, booms and stainless steel standing rigging for Cape Cod boats as well as other designs. Storage and restoration have also become an important part of our business. Staying true to E.L. Goodwin's objective, parts and service are available for Cape Cod boats of all ages.

With over 57 years of fiberglass boat building experience our quality craftsmanship can be seen in each of the boats we build. Our models have a traditional look yet the ease of maintenance provided with a fiberglass hull and deck. By hand laying fiberglass and molding the hull and deck to form one unit while both are still in the molds our boats last for generations. Being the oldest American sailboat builder in continuous production we continue to provide boats that are simply better. It is clear our company is one of very few that has survived over the years and still offers top quality traditional sailboats. Our first rate construction and semi-custom sailboats are in great contrast with the mass-produced, lightweight sailboats built today. In his later years E.L. Goodwin commented that the boats he built were not deteriorating enough for people to replace them. Some think we have made a mistake by building boats that are so well made, but it is that simple fact that has kept us in business for over 100 years.

With the third generation of Goodwin's onboard we continue to preserve the designs of the past while offering some modern amenities for the practical sailor. Our goal for the future is to continue producing boats with timeless designs and unquestionable quality. We aspire to pass on the love of the sport as Cape Cod boats are handed down from generation to generation.
Articles History

SAIL Best BoatsBoat Review: Marlin Heritage 23 SAIL MAGAZINE
Oct 13, 2014

Heritage Boatworks Podcast 008 Cape Cod Shipbuilding Interview February 28, 2014

A century of timeless design under sail
Feb 16, 2014 Article from Cape Cod Times

The story behind the reader photo
Feb 08, 2014 Article from Wareham Week

Chronicle
Cape Cod Shipbuilding featured on Chronicle.

"Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co. appoints a new president
   Article from Wicked Local - Wareham

"In it for the long haul"
   Article by Naomi Pappas of the Standard Times about our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

" Smooth Sailing with Kennedys"
   Article by Leedia Macomber of the Wareham Courier about building three Herreshoff H-12's for the Kennedy family.

"Shipbuilder completes 900th Bull's Eye"
   Article in Standard Times about the completion of our 900th Bull's Eye.

"Possessed, A Sailboat With Lines An Architect Can Love"
   Article in the New York Times about the Herreshoff H-12 by Elaine Louie

"Staying Shipshape"
   Article by Brian Tetrault of the Standard Times about business done the old fashioned way.

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