Custom Boat Building

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In addition to our line of performance cruising powerboats, ZMI builds one-off custom yachts. We have built custom sail and powerboats, from 16' to 56', in cold-molded wood construction, and also in composites.

Chanty was designed by Bruce King and built using cold-molded wood construction. We launched Chanty in 1994 after two years of construction.

ZMI launched Ocean Star in 1988. This boat was designed by Royal Lowell and we built her light, with closed cell foam in the hull and deck and honeycomb cores in the interior.

Joel White designed a sweet little daysailor with two versions: a transom stern and a canoe stern. We built Simplicity with the transom stern, in cold molded wood with carbon fiber spars.

Tartar, designed by Philip C. Bolger and launched in 1983, was the first boat built by ZMI. Built of cold-molded wood construction, this sleek and lightweight 27’ boat ran at 25 knots with a 90 HP outboard.

The Haven design is Joel White’s artful version of the classic Nat Herreshoff 12 ½, with a centerboard in place of the fixed keel.