Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine specializes in the construction of steel and aluminum commercial vessels. Founded by Bruce Doughty, Bruce Washburn and Carl Pianka, 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 has delivered of a diverse mix of tugboats, commercial passenger vessels, fishing boats, barges, ferries and research vessels.
Washburn & Doughty operates from a new, state-of-the-art construction building. This spacious facility features a layout that maximizes efficiency and it is outfitted with modern shipbuilding tools and equipment. The building measures 42,000 sq. ft. and is designed for vessels up to 200’ long by 50’ wide. It features two construction bays, each equipped with two, twenty-ton cranes. A central mezzanine contains shop space and offices for production support, supervision, design and engineering.
Washburn & Doughty can build to a customer's plans, or its experienced in-house architects can custom design a boat. Yard 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.
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.