Richard Stanley Custom Boats

Richard Stanley Custom Boats

Richard Stanley Custom Boats

13 Little Island Way Bass Harbor ME 04653 United States

(207) 244-3795

richardstanleycustomboats.com

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A NEW SOLUTION to an OLD PROBLEM! Building wooden hulls, finished with full fiberglass tops. Up to 48'. MLA members $1,000 off hull price.
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When people ask Richard Stanley how long he's been a boatbuilder, he smiles and says, truthfully, "All my life."

At 55, Richard has seen the boatbuilding world transition from mostly wood to mostly fiberglass.

"When I was a little boy, my dream was to build wooden lobster boats," Richard will tell you. "Then, fiberglass came along and ruined my dreams."

Ralph, and then Richard, chose to continue building traditional carvel-planked wooden hulls because they believe in the comfort and utility of the form. Modern plank on frame wooden boats are the culmination of 4,000 years of experimentation and improvement. That's worth something.

Fiberglass boats, holding out the promise of low maintenance, seemed like the logical successor in this evolution of working boats. But over time, it has become obvious that the benefits fiberglass boats promised can come at a high price to the fishermen who make their living working out of them. What is already hard work can become back-breaking over the course of a career.

Now you can have the best of both worlds. A wooden hull, for comfort, stability and smooth riding; a fiberglass top, for ease of maintenance and protection of the vessel from fresh water.

Order it now, fish it next summer. MLA members $1,000 off finished hull price.

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