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Scarano Boat Building designs and builds period wood, aluminum, composite and steel boats, Coast Guard certified for public transportation and excursions. 

Scarano Boat has developed a national reputation for modern wood construction. The business was founded by John Scarano in 1974 and Richard Scarano joined the company in 1984.

Scarano Boat has found a niche in the production of replica sailing vessels, and certified passenger vessels with classic styling and appointments. 

The company was contracted by the National Park Service in 1996 to build The Friendship of Salem, the largest operational sailing vessel built in the northeastern United States in the past 100 years.

At Scarano, we take pride in our adaptability and craftsmanship. We work in a wide variety of materials from wood to composites, aluminum and steel.  We have been working with carbon fiber and kevlar since the early 1980s and we have over a quarter century of experience with composites.

This allows us to create and build fast vessels with a combination of excellent strength to weight ratios while maintaining high safety standards.

It is our goal to give our customers vessels which combine the best of old world charm and today's most advanced, proven technologies.

If you'd like us to build your next vessel, give us a call, e-mail us, or come pay us a visit at our facility on the west bank of the Hudson River in Albany, New York.