Preserving the craftsmanship

of a bygone era


Spencer Boatworks was founded nearly a quarter century ago. Our purpose is to design, restore, and build mahogany boats. Through hard work, attention to detail, and a commitment to craftsmanship, Spencer Boatworks designs and builds custom wooden boats, offers complete restoration services for antique and classic boats and maintains a large inventory of supplies and vintage parts.

With over 75 years combined experience, we at Spencer Boatworks have the knowledge to tackle any marine challenge. Whether it’s service, restoration, custom mahogany boat building, mechanical, upholstery, storage or just a simple varnish touch-up, Spencer Boatworks can complete the job to award-winning standards.

Jay Annis, owner of Spencer Boatworks, holds a degree in Naval Architecture. He is responsible for many of the newer custom designed Spencers.


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Runabout Rendezvous

Join Spencer Boatworks and Adirondack Guideboats for the Tenth Annual Runabout Rendezvous on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake, NY. For more info and registration, click here.

Dealer & Design

Spencer Boatworks is an authorized dealer for Volvo Penta, Crusader, Mercruiser, Marine Power and Honda engines. Additionally, we are dealers for Loadrite Trailers, Shorelander Trailers, Meyers Aluminum Boats, Sport Pal Canoes and Interstate Batteries.

We offer a wide selection of marine-grade lumber and plywood. We are also suppliers of W.E.S.T. System Products, Pettit paint and varnishes and stainless steel fastenings.

Fay & Bowen, GarWood, Dodge, Century, ELCO, Riva and Chris-Craft are but a few of the great names in mahogany boating that have been painstakingly restored to award-winning standards by the craftsmen at Spencer Boatworks.

Whether you’re interest is in the restoration of a priceless family heirloom, the commission of a new custom designed mahogany boat, or obtaining the mahogany boat that you have always wanted, Spencer Boatworks is the right place. Spencer Boatworks is the home of trained professionals who not only excel in the area of restoration, but also deeply care about preserving wooden boat history for future generations. Regardless of the scope of the project, Spencer Boatworks has the resources at your disposal to fulfill your every need.

Preserve a piece of history and get out on the water in a mahogany boat from Spencer Boatworks!