Custom Boat Building

Johanson Boatworks is ready to assist you in the construction of your new yacht. We are able to take any design and produce the finished result for you. We work in fiberglass, wood, and composite mediums depending on the customers needs. We can build a custom one-off or work from a manufactured hull. Let our team work with you to build you that boat you've been dreaming about.

Please view our Service Rates 2015 (PDF, 51 KB) for pricing.

Latest Custom Boats:

Kathleen V - Wesmac 38 Image

Kathleen V - Wesmac 38

We launched our 5th custom Wesmac power boat August 2014. Johanson-Wesmac 38 Single-Jet Diesel Cruiser From a bare hull and cabin shell to a custom finish power yacht, this spectacular 38’ downeast-style power cruiser was finished by Johanson Boatworks of Rockland, Maine. Accommodations: This 38-footer features a traditional...


Kathleen IV Wesmac 50 Twin Jet Diesel Cruiser Image

Kathleen IV Wesmac 50 Twin Jet Diesel Cruiser

From a bare hull to a custom finish power yacht, this spectacular 50' downeast-style power cruiser is the 4th Wesmac bare hull finished off by Johanson Boatworks of Rockland, Maine. Accommodations This 50-footer features a traditional Hereshoff-style interior with custom cherry cabinetry, doors and trim. There is a full galley in the...


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Container Yacht

In 2009, Container Yachts’ Far Harbour 39 hull and deck molds arrived from Europe in a shipping container. We began laminating the hull in January 2010 and by August 12th the third Container Yacht was launched. The Deck/Hull Construction is cored with Vinyl Ester and critical areas solid FRP. The narrow beam and removable keel allows for easy...


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Kathleen III

This 42 ft Downeast lobster boat style cruiser is the 3rd Wesmac Hull finished off by Johanson Boatworks of Rockland, ME. The Yacht features a traditional Hereshoff-style interior w/ custom cherry cabinetry, doors , and trim. There is a full galley up in the pilothouse equipped w/ A/C refrigerator, Propane stove and oven, Dinette converting...


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Kathleen II

KATHLEEN II , a 42-foot downeast cruiser whose lines echo her lobsterboat heritage, was built and launched by Johanson Boatworks in 2002. Designed by Geoff Dickes, she has already proven to be solid and steady even in confused seas. Her hull and decks, built by Wesmac Custom Boats of Surry, were delivered to Johanson Boatworks in August...


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Kathleen I

Kathleen is a pleasure both to see and to drive. She is an elegant yacht finished in the Herreshoff tradition with painted white bulkheads and varnished mahogany trim. Her hull is designed for comfortable handling and is complemented by a fast, quiet ride. Kathleen provides a rare opportunity to cruise Maine in a spectacular Downeast-style...


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Start to Finish Wesmac 50 / Kathleen IV

The bare hull arrived at our facility in the spring of 2005 and was launched on August 5th 2008. Her maiden voyage included a presentation at the 2008 Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Boat Show in Rockland. Many thanks to those who contributed their expertise to this project: the gracious owners for their impeccable taste in interior design, the...


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