Fire claims tug builder, spares yacht builder

Washburn and Doughty, a tugboat and fishing boat builder based in East Boothbay, Maine, suffered a disastrous fire this morning that destroyed the facilities of the well-respected commercial builder. Just next door on the waterfront to Washburn and Doughty is the custom yacht builder Hodgon Yachts, builders of such impressive custom sailboats as the 154-foot Scheherazade and the 124-foot Antonisa. Early reports say that all the shipbuilders from Washburn and Doughty escaped without injury and that Hodgon Yachts suffered no fire damage. Image courtesy Matt Bogart.

By Ocean Navigator