Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine is one of New England's finest commercial boat building facilities specializing in the construction of steel and aluminum vessels from 40' to 200'. Founded by Bruce Doughty and Bruce Washburn, the yard began building fishing boats in 1977. Since then, the yard has continued to prosper by diversifying its capabilities, developing innovative designs and building techniques, and reaching out to new markets. Washburn & Doughty now has a resumé that boasts the deliveries of a diverse mix of commercial passenger vessels, tugs, fishing boats, barges, ferries and research vessels to owners from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Bridgetown, Barbados.
New construction takes place within a 50,000 square foot facility that houses three building bays and shops for electrical, piping, joinery and drafting work. The building ways and fabrication areas are serviced by seven bridge cranes with combined capacities of up to 20 tons. In addition, protected deep water dockage provides ample space for in-water outfitting, repairs and conversions.
Washburn & Doughty personnel are experienced designing and building to ABS Rules for Vessels Under 200 feet, US Coast Guard requirements including subchapters H, K and T, Lloyds classification, IEEE-45 Electrical standards, US Public Health Service regulations and Canadian Coast Guard requirements. The yard can build to suit a customer's plans, or its experienced in-house architects can custom design a boat. Washburn & Doughty uses CAD/CAM, and a Linde CM 250 numerically controlled plasma cutting machine, in the design/construction process to rapidly turn an owner's ideas into the finished product.
Located on the beautiful Damariscotta River in mid-coast Maine, Washburn & Doughty invites potential customers to visit the yard. Our hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 7:00AM -5:30PM and Friday 7:00AM - 2:00PM.