Beetle Boat Co.(USA)

Located in New Bedford MA, USA, the company was well known for building commercial fishing vessels, whale boats, and Cape Cod catboats. Owner, Carl N. Beetle, was the inventor of glass fiber gel-coated boat molds and the catalyst spray gun. He later became one of the first fabricators in the US of fiberglass industrial equipment.
The company was sold to Marscot Plastics which, in turn, became a division of American Boat Building Co..

Sailboats Built By Beetle Boat Co.(USA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BEETLE CAT 12.33 ft / 3.76 m 1921
BLOCK ISLAND 40 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1957
FALCON 16 (MCVAY) 15.75 ft / 4.80 m 1954
GALAXY 32 31.58 ft / 9.63 m 1957
NEW BEDFORD 29 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1946
NEW BEDFORD 35 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1939
SEA SPRITE 23 (DAYSAILOR) 22.50 ft / 6.86 m 1958
SEA SPRITE 23 (WEEKENDER) 22.50 ft / 6.86 m 1958
TECH DINGHY 12.00 ft / 3.66 m 1935


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