Here are a number of photos taken at David Beaton and Sons in West Mantoloking, NJ. It is where Sjogin is berthed and cared for. It’s an old family boatyard founded in the 30′s by David Beaton. His grandson and my friend Tom, along with the Beaton family, run the yard.
You can contact Beaton’s through their e-mail or phone as follows:
One of these days they’ll have a new web site. In the meantime check back on the main page for current Beaton’s doings.
Updated April 9, 2012
It’s been a while since my last update of this page. I’ll put more new content up soon. (That’s what he always says. Ed.)
This past winter, Tom had the yard build five rowboats, copying a design of his grandfathers. Here’s a view of two of the new rowboats; the bottom-up one is the original, built in the 60′s as a grandparent-grand kid boat.
That’s Ghost in the background. Beaton’s Fresh and ready to rumble. This will be her 15th season racing on Barnegat Bay.
The wood shop at Beaton’s. Generations worth of skill, tools and passion.
Charlotte being taken to her mooring. Built by Beaton’s in 2003.
A-Cats south of Swan Point. Five of these were built by Beaton’s in the past 25 years.
Part of the fleet at sunset in late October.
Here are three A-Class Catboats waiting to be rigged for the 2005 season. See the Boat Links on the Home Page for a lot more.
This is Tom Beaton, third generation owner of David Beaton and Sons, standing by the jig for the Joel White/Herreshoff Flatfish Daysailers they now build.
Here’s one of the Beaton Irregulars striking a Captain Morgan pose next to his truck and 1955 Pacemaker.
An L. F. Herreshoff H-28. The bow of the A-Cat Lightning in the background.
The wood stove and steam box boiler in the wood shop.
Bows, Spring 2003. The last white bow is an Herreshoff S Boat