Joe Reid founded Mast & Mallet Boatworks 25 years ago in Galesville, Maryland, on the shores of the West River. Today, Joe and his crew bring more than one hundred years of hands-on expertise to custom building, restoration, and the repair of wooden boats of all sizes and designs.
Joe's passion is building traditional boats using modern construction techniques. And he shares this passion with every customer. Joe and his crew believe in the unique experience that comes with watching your passion and dreams come alive. Working with Mast & Mallet allows customers the opportunity to be involved with every aspect of construction—from choosing various design and arrangement through all stages of building and commissioning.
Establishing a relationship with Mast & Mallet Boatworks will let you experience first-hand what personal customer service is all about. Owners are encouraged to stop by the yard and witness each stage of construction. This once-in-a-lifetime boat building experience will result in a classic one-of-a-kind boat that combines the beauty, feel and satisfaction of wood with the low maintenance, high strength and light weight of modern-day materials.
Over a dozen custom wood epoxy Thomas Points are now cruising America's waterways, demonstratingthe seaworthiness and efficiency of Mike Kaufman's hull design. Sawdust a Thomas Point 43 recently completed a one-year, 7,500 mile voyage doing "The Great Loop" and the Bahamas without a single breakdown or major service problem. Other Thomas Point boats are cruising from New England to Florida as well as the Great Lakes, providing dependable, economical performance and wherever these boats travel, they draw a crowd of admirers who love looking at "a boat that looks like a real boat."
If you're interested in owning a distinctively handsome boat that ingeniously combines the best attributes of the New England and Chesapeake Bay workboat—all beautifully customized to your personal preference, please contact Mast & Mallet Boatworks and speak with Joe Reid. You won't get a sales pitch. Instead, he'll simply build you the best boat you've ever owned.