Bringing a great idea to life is no small task. Once Chris Hood’s idea sparks a new direction to take a vessel, he and our design team put into action a plan for creating a classic, functional and personal beauty that speaks volumes of the owner’s tastes and requirements.

Chris Hood has been designing since his youth and knows the importance of what drives the emotional process to create a boat that defines it’s character. The design team works together with the client to ensure each desire and every detail is met. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing our client has a custom boat that reflects their personality as well as the C.W. Hood quality.

full service design

Our design team has the experience to implement changes to your boat whether it be adding a galley or changing the keel size, we will work with you to implement the changes that will make your new vessel a boat to fit your lifestyle.

Find a boat that is just what you’ve always wanted but needs a new head, galley or just some updating? Our service team is here to help bring your ideas to life and fulfill your needs.

Please feel free to contact our design office to discuss your ideas and options. Click here to email our designer.

C.W. HOOD 32

It can start on a chilly New England night and a simple sketch pad capturing a penned hull and mast. Such is the story of the C.W. Hood 32 daysailer. From a quick sketch and a big idea, a sailboat is born.

Every calculation and detail is brought to life through the freedom of design.

C.W. HOOD 24

The C.W. Hood 24 is a “Easy-Luxury” daysailer — The Hood 24 — Introduced at the 2018 New England Boat Show.

Aimed at the fast-growing niche of sailors that demand comfortable, sporty, easy-to-handle — yet reasonably priced — daysailers, The Hood 24 is the latest 24-foot sailboat from C. W. Hood Yachts of Marblehead, Mass.


The perfect pocket yacht, the Wasque 26 (pronounced Way-squee) is a classic boat with Downeast good looks. Perfect for exploring coves and family cruising.

A jet powered beauty that loves to excite her owners; fast, efficient, and a hull shape that is dry and comfortable.



Her stunning looks made her an award winner at Newport for Best New Powerboat 2009. She also made the cover of Motor Boating magazine that year.


The Wasque 29

The Wasque 29 represents the next generation of our Wasque series. It is our successful Wasques with more amenities for day time cruisers.

C.W. Hood 35 Coastal Commuter

With its Deep-Vee hull form and twin turbo diesels, the C.W. Hood 35 has been designed to reach a day’s destination in short order and in comfort. A natural choice for rough water navigation when time is of the essence.

C.W. Hood 43 Soft Top

The C.W. Hood 43 Soft Top is based on our award winning C.W. Hood 43 Sedan. Perfect for the owner seeking an open air, dayboat experience.

C.W. Hood 43 Fly Bridge

The C.W. Hood 43 Fly Bridge again is based on our award winning C.W. Hood 43 but offers the owner the best of both worlds for handling and visibility in any weather.

C.W. Hood 36 Power Yacht

Our newest powerboat on the drawing board is the Hood 36. Blending aesthetics and function, the Hood 36 will take you on excursions in style. She is designed for minimal maintenance and maximum enjoyment. Her modified deep-vee hull offers fuel efficiency and comfort. Great visibility and open layout makes for easy entertaining.

Islander 30 

The Islander 30 is a wonderful day boat. She was inspired by a unique day boat of from the 50s and 60s. She utilized our proven Katama 30 hull. And she can be powered by gas or diesel, outboard or jet.

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The Wasque 26 Hideaway


The C.W. Hood 42 Sailboat

This design sprang from the idea of “having your cake and eating it too!”.  We wanted performance ease of handling, a big cockpit and an inviting interior. All of those blended nicely to become an attractive sailboat. She can be appointed with a diesel or fully electric drive system/ Aluminum or carbon rig. We envision tiller steering but can accommodate an owner’s wish for wheel steering.

One of the highlights of the design is what I call a “transition zone”. This is a sheltered seating area between the cabin and cockpit, with standing headroom under the dodger. It has an open bulkhead that is easily closed so no one is let out of the fun and comaraderie we all enjoy as sailors.

The C.W. Hood 71 Schooner

The Hood 71 is an idea Chris Hood had for a modern schooner that a client could take for example, on the Halifax Race. A boat that would reach well at an amazing turn of speed and look superb doing it, with cold molded construction and carbon fiber spars. A classic yacht recognizing the spirit of tradition.

The C.W. Hood 50 Sailboat

The C.W.  Hood 50 is an all out around the buoys competitor. I would categorize her as an “extreme classic”.  She is lightweight, stiff in a breeze and able to carry a large amount of sail with her asymmetrical deployed. A lightweight carbon rig and a hull of either cold molded epoxy , carbon matrix or a carbon foam core system. Either way, she will be fast, beautiful and a winner!

The C.W. Hood 12.5 Trainer

The C.W. Hood 65 Sailboat

The C.W. Hood 80 Sailboat

The C.W. Hood Outbound 60 Sailboat

The C.W. Hood 65 Classic

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