Big Pond Boat Shop is a custom boat builder of sailboats, dinghies and power cruisers in Martins River, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

We build from wood epoxy composite and fibreglass composite, creating light, strong and easily driven vessels. Our shop does new construction and repairs, provides design consultation, design adaptation, mechanical and electrical installations and rigging

We supply Dudley Dix plywood boat kits and can assemble the kits to any stage of construction. Recently we constructed the Cape Canso 23, The hull is styled after the traditional sailing craft of England. It is lapstrake plywood in construction, with carefully proportioned curves and strake widths to produce a pretty hull. The Cape Canso 23 is the big sister to the Cape Henry 21

Cape Canso 23, Photo by Ryerson Clark
Cape Canso 23, Photo by Ryerson Clark

Big Pond 11: This is a lovely 11′ catboat . We have two currently in production. Find out more here


Big Pond 15 Power: Fifteen Feet of trailerable fun!

launched August 2022 Big Pond 15, 15′ of trailerable fun
Launched July, 2022, Big Pond 15, 15′ of trailerable fun

Boats forSale

Check out our boats for sale page.