Maine Joint Venture to Build NorseBoats

NorseBoat 17.5, photo/NorseBoat

Four East Coast marine companies well known for innovation and quality have recently formed a joint venture. NorseBoat Limited, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Hallett Canvas & Sails and Fawcett Designs are now collaborating to market, build and outfit the NorseBoat line of small craft.

The NorseBoat line includes the NorseBoat 12.5 and 17.5 Sailing & Rowing boats and the NorseBoat 21.5 Cabin and Open models. NorseBoats are versatile daysailers and camp cruisers with classic lines and high performance. They have lightweight carbon masts, fully battened mainsails and shallow draft, and are easily rigged and trailered.

In the joint venture NorseBoat oversees product development and directs the sales and marketing effort from their head office in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Lyman-Morse builds composite parts and completed NorseBoats at their facility in Thomaston, Maine. Hallett Canvas & Sails outfits the boats with carbon rigs, sails, canvas and cushions from their shop in Falmouth, Maine. Sean Fawcett oversees design considerations from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. NorseBoat 12.5 and 17.5 models for the Canadian and European markets are finished off at NorseBoat’s facility in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Video: NorseBoat 21.5


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