Scarano Boat’s ability to design its vessels on site gives it the flexibility to adjust to a customer’s needs quickly and at a lower cost than many of our competitors.

Under the leadership of Lead Designer John Scarano and the direction of Design Manager Keith Duffy, Scarano’s design office can produce all aspects of your vessel, from early concept through final drawings.

Detailed rigging drawing including rigging notes

Scarano Design means your vessel will do what you want it to do, safely and at a fair price, without compromise.

If you need a nimble, fast, beautiful schooner like one of the Adirondacks; a period appropriate, stylish motor vessel like Manhattan; a museum quality, 19th century historic replica sloop like Friends Good Will; or an appropriately sized, low maintenance, historic canal barge like The Delphi, John Scarano and his team excel at finding the perfect balance for your budget.

Whether your vessel draws its inspiration from the past, or is strictly built for function, Scarano Design takes advantage of modern materials and computer aided technology to design the vessel you need and deserve.

Scarano Boat designs have established a long and thorough history of proven performance and innovation.

In the passenger sail vessel arena Scarano Boat designs have set the standard for their combination of aesthetics, structural integrity, low maintenance qualities and sailing performance. 

From small high performance racing sailboats, to historic vessel replicas, to period styled charter schooners and power charter vessels, to steel crane barges and party boats, Scarano Boat offers a rare range of successful design experience to complement the execution of your custom design.

Rig designs have included aluminum, wood and carbon fiber spars.  Scarano Boat has pioneered the use of standing rigging design for classically rigged vessels by using kevlar shrouds, finished to give the historically faithful appearance of hemp cordage.

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