Welcome to Padebco!

Custom Boat Builders and a Full Service Boatyard

Padebco has been building and servicing boats in Round Pond, Maine for over 55-years. Our custom Downeast-style boats range from our 21 – 32 foot custom cruisers, center consoles and walkarounds to one off builds, 17 foot skiffs, and finished hulls. We pride ourselves on maintaining high standards of quality and service while cultivating long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Padebco maintains a reputation for the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that are part of our well-built boats. Each boat is designed by, Padebco founder, S. Bruce Cunningham and customized to our client’s needs and desires. Our Downeast style boats are revered for their classic lines, strength and longevity.

The unique experience of designing your own cruising boat is shared only by a fortunate few. Imagine, designing the boat of your dreams! At Padebco, you are an integral part of the team. Our experienced staff collaborate with each client to select the details of their boat and include them throughout the construction of building the boat of their dreams. No two Padebco custom boats are the same. The genuine craftsmanship and design that is part of each Padebco custom boat combined with ideas and input of its owners result in a distinctive vessel.

Full Service Boatyard
Quality Service, Competitive Rates

Our experienced and skilled staff is capable of refits, refurbishing, repowers, repairs, restoration and custom work on power and sailing vessels. Padebco has been building and maintaining boats for over 55-years, making us uniquely qualified to care for your boat. Each client and boat that enters our yard is given personal attention, ensuring solutions are tailored to each individual’s needs. Padebco has the staff, facilities, and expertise to complete your project on time and on budget.

Storage: We provide indoor, heated, and outside storage as well as hauling services. As a full service and year-round yard we will complete requested service work, maintain your boat, and ensure your boat is commissioned, launched and ready when you need it.

Moorings: We offer transient and seasonal mooring rentals in well-protected Round Pond Harbor, the gateway to the Penobscot Bay cruising grounds.

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Padebco Custom Boat Builders & Full Service Boatyard is a member of ABYC. Padebco has been following rigorous design, construction, maintenance and safety standards for over 50-years. We’re uniquely qualified to build your custom boat or maintain your current boat.

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) is an organization that develops voluntary safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of recreational boats. ABYC is the premier global standards organization in the marine industry and a leader in technical education and technician certification.



To say that we are pleased with the results of our refit doesn’t come close — we are overjoyed.

Our experience designing our custom boat with Padebco was excellent, your advice and support made the process easy.  We have a beautiful boat that we absolutely adore.

Outstanding service-oriented boatyard.

We built our boat with you seven years ago. It is a wonderful boat. You’ve been very helpful in helping us maintain it – it looks as good today as it did when we bought it!

Having a boat hand-built to Maine standards has been a dream for many years. I am extremely proud to own a Padebco.

When I am out and about, rarely a day goes by without someone asking about my Padebco. Its size, design, trim, comfort, and superb handling make it a treasure to own. (Owner of V25 Center Console)

You build a beautiful boat.

Thank you

We are proud that the name Padebco has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship, and we are honored to have earned the trust and gained the loyalty of our clients for custom built boats, storage, and service work.

Padebco Brokerage

Current Listings:
Padebco V21.6 Center Console
Cape Dory Sailboat 26′
North Atlantic Inflatable 8′ Dinghy

Padebco brokers pre-owned Padebco boats, sailboats and other power boats. If you are seeking to buy or sell a pre-owned Padebco, contact us first. We have a list of qualified buyers searching for pre-owned Padebco boats. We put Padebco buyers and sellers together quickly. No one knows our boats better than we do!