Down East Craftmanship

Wooden, handcrafted boats with modern innovations.

Bryan Blake

Bryan Blake, founder, has been designing, building, and restoring wooden boats since 1976. In 2023 Bryan was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (2023) by the NC Governor for his artistry in boat building, traditional music, and community service.

Built to order, suiting your needs

Blakecraft Vessels

Beautiful in form, dependable in function.

Blake Boatworks, located three miles north of Harkers Island, handcrafts wooden boats that combine the best of Down East craftsmanship with modern innovations.

Pictured: 29-foot skipjack, sails sewn by HT Sails of Waldoboro, Maine

Where to begin?

Contact Us


(252) 729-8021


Mailing Address

PO Box 91 Gloucester, NCĀ  28528