Burnham Boatbuilding

Wooden Boatbuilding, Design, & Repair


Looking at the boats I’ve built and seeing how my customers have kept them up leaves little doubt about our shared passion. For this reason, I count my customers amongst my closest friends. 


Each of these projects represents a part of my life I am grateful to have given. Thank you, to my family, friends, customers, employees, contractors and all those who helped make them happen. 

About Us

After six new builds, countless repairs and thirty years, my motivation for the business has not changed. I still love keeping the traditional art of wooden boat building and preservation going in Essex.

Sylvina W. Beal

As stewards of this historic vessel, our aim is to  rehabilitate her for future use as a commercial charter, education and research vessel operating out of her new homeport of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Sail with us!

Public Sails & Private Charters
aboard the Schooners Ardelle & Isabella