Hodgdon Yachts Celebrates 200 Years

The boatbuilder, based in East Boothbay, Maine, is the oldest in the United States.

Hodgdon Yachts, Limo Tender
Guillaume Plisson

Hodgdon Yachts is celebrating 200 years of boatbuilding at its facility in East Boothbay, Maine. It is the oldest boatbuilder in the United States.

Hodgdon’s newest design is a 34-foot limo tender that will be the yard’s 422nd hull built. Designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, it is part of Hodgdon’s Venetian series of custom tenders. Much of the exterior stainless-steel hardware, including the flush anchor, is custom.

The tender continues the evolution of Hodgdon Yachts, which started in 1816, a time when the seas were filled with clipper ships. Today, Hodgdon builds custom sailing and motoryachts up to 196 feet along with yacht interiors and custom tenders. The yard also handles service, refit work and some defense-craft contracts.

Hodgdon Yachts, Limo Tender
Hodgdon’s newest design is a 34-foot limo tender.Guillaume Plisson