Van Dam Custom Boats

Van Dam Custom Boats

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Henrik Johansson
Happy Birthday, Steve. Your enthusiasm never ages.
Amazing experience! Check this out, Ron Harr.
We had the privilege of sailing past this beauty on the water yesterday. A remarkable work of art! Stunning and classic workmanship! Simply breathtaking to see her sail.
Do you guys refurbish canvas canoes? Circa 1940s. All wood.
you may want to join this group about wooden boats: it is free and you may advertize boats, jobs, wood, tools, or whatever... https://www.facebook.com/groups/687380427988020/
Original Shearwater photos, it was a great experience!
Dear man, I am your fan of Israel. Dreaming of building my first boat as a hobby. Can you give me some file, boat plan that I can start the dream .... I wish I could clean your workshop.
My Grandfather built this boat in his garage in the 60’s... He was a carpenter. 16’ flat bottom with a 283 with six pack... Can u built this boat? I learned to ski behind it.
I just purchased a 1981 Wellcraft 180XLS and as it's older than me it does need some TLC. The last owner didn't take care of the gel coat or any of the teak so I'm needing some help with what I should use for the wood finishing/renewing. I've been searching and there's so many god awful reviews on so many products. Any help would be much greatly appreciated, thanks for the help

Van Dam’s mission is to design and build "The world’s finest wooden boats" – period! This belief is at the core of everything we do for our clients.

Since 1977, we have been successfully building our boats using epoxy and wood, employing various methods that maximize the mechanical strength of wood and minimizing any weakness. In the right hands, wood is an excellent boatbuilding material – and we here at Van Dam have the right hands. We believe that quality and craftsmanship should be the highest priority, and that our boats should last for g

Operating as usual

08/11/2021

Love the new awning on How Swede It It!

Love the new awning on How Swede It It!

08/10/2021

Interior paint is making #thestoryofdreamboat look like a different boat entirely! #vandamcustom

Interior paint is making #thestoryofdreamboat look like a different boat entirely! #vandamcustom

August 9th | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update 08/09/2021

August 9th | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update

Check out How Swede It Is on this week's shop update! Hit the subscribe button on our YouTube Channel to get the latest updates!

August 9th | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update In this week's update, we show off "How Swede It Is", a Van Dam original refit project that the crew has been working on throughout this season alongside our...

08/04/2021

When How Swede It Is arrived, and when she left #beforeandafter

When How Swede It Is arrived, and when she left #beforeandafter

08/03/2021

Complete and ready for the water, How Swede It Is left the shop after a total refit! #vandamcustom

Complete and ready for the water, How Swede It Is left the shop after a total refit! #vandamcustom

07/29/2021

Van Dam Tech Hats are now available! Thank you for supporting the craftsmanship at Van Dam! Water resistant, floatable, and breathable - made for all boating enthusiasts! Link below to order.

Van Dam Tech Hats are now available! Thank you for supporting the craftsmanship at Van Dam! Water resistant, floatable, and breathable - made for all boating enthusiasts! Link below to order.

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard 07/26/2021

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard

Join our crew at Boyne Boat Yard - A Van Dam Company!

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard We're hiring! Join our crew as a Marine Technician in Boyne City, Michigan. This position is year-round, M-F with benefits. Boyne Boat Yard is a Van Dam Company, proudly serving the Lake Charlevoix area. Learn more about us on our website.

07/23/2021

Progression on the radar mount from our custom metal shop! #thestoryofdreamboat

Progression on the radar mount from our custom metal shop! #thestoryofdreamboat

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 07/22/2021

Collector hand blown #vandamcustom whiskey glasses are now available! Link below to purchase. #throwbackthursday
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Custom Glass Blower: @glassblowerben

07/21/2021

Check out #thestoryofdreamboat featured in the 2021 Summer issue of @elevatedyachts magazine! Read the full article by clicking the link below.
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Design: Van Dam Custom Boats Design Team
Naval Architect: DLBA Naval Architects

Check out #thestoryofdreamboat featured in the 2021 Summer issue of @elevatedyachts magazine! Read the full article by clicking the link below.
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Design: Van Dam Custom Boats Design Team
Naval Architect: DLBA Naval Architects

07/20/2021

How Swede It Is will look like a completely new boat when she's done visiting with the paint shop crew! #vandamcustom

How Swede It Is will look like a completely new boat when she's done visiting with the paint shop crew! #vandamcustom

07/16/2021

Mechanical detail projects for #thestoryofdreamboat #fundamentalfridays
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33. BE DILIGENT ABOUT ORGANIZATION. Maintain a clean and orderly work area. Use an effective task management system for managing multiple tasks, and for prioritizing and tracking outstanding issues and responsibilities.

Mechanical detail projects for #thestoryofdreamboat #fundamentalfridays
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33. BE DILIGENT ABOUT ORGANIZATION. Maintain a clean and orderly work area. Use an effective task management system for managing multiple tasks, and for prioritizing and tracking outstanding issues and responsibilities.

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 07/15/2021

The bow rail for #thestoryofdreamboat is complete!

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 07/14/2021

Polishing & sanding for How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

07/13/2021

Progress on the helm #beforeandafter for #thestoryofdreamboat

Progress on the helm #beforeandafter for #thestoryofdreamboat

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard 07/12/2021

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard

Join our crew at Boyne Boat Yard! Click below for more information.

Careers — Marine Technician — Boyne Boat Yard We're hiring! Join our crew as a Marine Technician in Boyne City, Michigan. This position is year-round, M-F with benefits. Boyne Boat Yard is a Van Dam Company, proudly serving the Lake Charlevoix area. Learn more about us on our website.

July 9th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update 07/09/2021

July 9th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update

This week, we feature one of our favorite community events - Boyne Thunder! Our latest build, Lickety-Split will make her appearance at tonight's Stroll the Streets event in downtown Boyne City. Come down and see us!

July 9th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update It's all about Boyne Thunder this week, a Boyne City MI event that benefits 3 incredible organizations in our community - Stroll the Streets,

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 07/08/2021

Cream on the cabin top of #thestoryofdreamboat and some color for the interior!

07/06/2021

Chiara & How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

Chiara & How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸 Lickety-Split #vandam24
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@classic_instruments

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸 Lickety-Split #vandam24
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@classic_instruments

07/02/2021

Lickety-Split 🇺🇸 #vandam24
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Designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. in collaboration with the Van Dam Design Team

Lickety-Split 🇺🇸 #vandam24
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Designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. in collaboration with the Van Dam Design Team

07/01/2021

Progress on the swim platform for How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

Progress on the swim platform for How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 06/29/2021

A closer look at Adieu after her visit with the paint shop crew! #refit #vandamcustom

06/25/2021

Chiara is back in the water after a few upgrades in the shop! #vandamcustom

Chiara is back in the water after a few upgrades in the shop! #vandamcustom

06/24/2021

The crew is working on a new swim platform and hidden freedom lift installation on How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

The crew is working on a new swim platform and hidden freedom lift installation on How Swede It Is #vandamcustom

06/23/2021

New splash rails are in the works for How Swede It Is, our current refit! #vandamcustom

New splash rails are in the works for How Swede It Is, our current refit! #vandamcustom

06/22/2021

Priming has begun! #thestoryofdreamboat

Priming has begun! #thestoryofdreamboat

Photos from Van Dam Custom Boats's post 06/18/2021

TT Faith is available for sale as a #vandamcustom Certified Legend! Click the link below for more information.

06/17/2021

Adieu is headed back to her owner after a total refit this season. She originally launched in 1990.

06/16/2021

Lickety-Split | #vandam24
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Designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. in collaboration with the Van Dam Design Team

Lickety-Split | #vandam24
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Designed by Bill Prince Yacht Design, Inc. in collaboration with the Van Dam Design Team

June 15th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update 06/15/2021

June 15th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update

June 15th, 2021 | Van Dam Custom Boats | Shop Update Check out what's happening around the shop as the crew prepares to move Dreamboat into the Paint Shop! There's a lot going on in every part of the shop to ma...

06/11/2021

Dreamboat is in route to the paint shop! #thestoryofdreamboat
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A big thanks to our crew @boyneboatyardofficial for making the big moves today!

Dreamboat is in route to the paint shop! #thestoryofdreamboat
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A big thanks to our crew @boyneboatyardofficial for making the big moves today!

06/10/2021

Throwback Crew Shirts are now available featuring Alpha Z, one of our most iconic powerboats! Men's & Women's sizes ---> Link below to shop! #throwbackthursday

Throwback Crew Shirts are now available featuring Alpha Z, one of our most iconic powerboats! Men's & Women's sizes ---> Link below to shop! #throwbackthursday

06/09/2021

There's nothing quite like putting holes in a boat! Portlights for #thestoryofdreamboat were made right here in our Custom Metal Shop! Link below for more info.

There's nothing quite like putting holes in a boat! Portlights for #thestoryofdreamboat were made right here in our Custom Metal Shop! Link below for more info.

06/08/2021

Lots of prep work happening in #thestoryofdreamboat before she moves to the paint shop later this week!

Lots of prep work happening in #thestoryofdreamboat before she moves to the paint shop later this week!

Our Story

Moving past our 40 year milestone in the boat building industry, Van Dam Custom Boats combines a commitment to legacy craftsmanship and a visceral passion to be the best boat builders in the world with an unmatched lifetime guarantee. Building only one of each custom designed, privately commissioned water craft, Van Dam creations are rivaled by few…if any.

Being able to state that we have built, and are able to build, a wider variety of boat styles than anyone in the country is a nod to the absence of spec lists or production lines. Each Van Dam is crafted to exacting standards of performance, innovation, and safety. An elite crew of builders take the process of cold molded boat building to an unimaginable level.

Our team consists of a select group of highly skilled craftsmen and it all begins with an initial interview to discover your unique list of needs, wants and desires. What is your vision of your perfect boat? Do you want to wine and dine or blast down the lake? Do you like sail or power? Will you be living aboard or just harbor hopping? Our process begins with an in-depth time of discovery to ask the questions that will begin to shape your perfect watercraft. Our goal is to build a boat that not only fits you and your lifestyle, but brings out that piece of you that has been hidden deep inside. That can only be released by the serenity of clear blue water—whether it is a lake or an ocean, at full speed or at a leisurely pace. To own a Van Dam is to join us on a journey of crafting a one in the world. Your 1 of 1. Are you ready to begin? We are.

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Van Dam Custom Boats

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970 E Division St
Boyne City, MI
49712

General information

Van Dam Custom Boats builds one-of-a-kind power and sail boats. As we custom design and build each masterpiece to meet our customer's needs, an assortment of models to choose from is not available.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
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